Sai Ayurvedic College Syllabus
Third Year Ayurvedic Doctor Program
The College's premier course offering, our Ayurvedic consultant program comprises an intensive one-year program of instruction in the theory, principles and practice of Ayurveda. Completion of this program leads to the distinction of Certified Ayurvedic Health & Wellness Counselor and serves as the basis of our optional second and third year programs. Sai’s first and second year programs are recognized by NAMA as approved professional programs in Ayurveda. The College’s doctoral program is designed to comply with the standards promulgated for recognition of such programs by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association.
Classes are held on one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday, 9:00am to 6:00pm ET). Classes are available for distance learning through live video conferencing.
Tuition (which is subject to a discount for early registrants) includes all examination and course materials and fees. Sai Ayurvedic College in Miami, Florida is the southeastern USA’s leading institution for Ayurvedic study and practice, and has been approved as a Professional School of Ayurveda by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). Sai Ayurvedic College has been fully approved for the payment of Veterans Educational Benefits under various programs administered by the Florida State Department of Veterans Affairs. The College is a private, post-secondary degree-granting institution recognized by the Florida Department of Education and Florida Commission on Independent Education under the authority of Florida State Statutes, Section 1005.06 and is an approved Continuing Education Provider by then State of Florida.
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Courses Offered* - Classroom & Webcast Programs
Classes are offered on one weekend per month, Saturday & Sunday.
- AY 301: Introduction to Integrative Medical Science
- AY 302: General Pathology and Kaya Chikitsa Integration
- AY 303: Pharmacology & Drug Therapy
- AY 304: Psychiatric & Graha Chikitsa Integration
- AY 305: Microbiology, Infectious Diseases & Visha Chikitsa
- AY 306: Systemic Pathology I & Kaya Chikitsa Integration
- AY 307: Systemic Pathology II & Urdhvanga Chikitsa
- AY 308: Introduction to Medical Vedic Astrology and Subtle Therapies in Ayurveda
- AY 309: Marma Therapy
- AY 310: Obstetrics/Gynecology, General Surgery with Shalya & Vajikarana Integration
- AY 311: Pediatrics and Bala Chikitsa Integration
- AY 312: Geriatrics and Rasayana Integration
- AY 313: Public Health & Epidemiology/Research Methods in Ayurveda & Medicine
- AY 314: Yoga Therapy for the Most Common Pathologies in USA
- AY 315: Management Planning Integration
Present evidence of having completed or challenge-tested (see above) out of a two-semester, 6 to 8 semester hour credit course in college-level Anatomy and Physiology (most often offered by colleges under the title Anatomy & Physiology I & II). Such courses may include laboratory sessions (for a total of 8 credits), but this is not required; hence a 6-credit non-laboratory course will fulfill this requirement.
Mandatory clinics (150 clinical encounters) will be required.
18 months doctoral program: 15 monthly weekend classes and 3 additional months to prepare one or more of the following:
- Research paper
- Supervised teaching class
- Final test (written and oral)
- Elective rotation
General Guidelines for the Third Year Program
- Mandatory clinics (150 clinical encounters) will be required for graduation: during the first class (AY301), an orientation will be given on how to conduct a clinic including how to perform an Ayurvedic physical examinations, suggested clinical forms and protocols of management.
- The material will always be written in an integrative manner encompassing and relating both Ayurveda and Allopathic medical sciences.
- Supplemental learning material will be provided if needed: handouts, power point presentations, etc.
- Monthly homework and in-class quizzes will be provided.
- Tests: written mid-term and final test (written and oral board format).
- In all tests question formats: multiple choice, essay type and clinical cases scenarios.
- 18 months doctoral program: 15 monthly weekend classes and 3 months after completion of classes to prepare one or more of the following: Research paper, Supervised teaching class, Final test (written and oral) and Elective rotation.
The third year has a duration of 18 months, with the following distribution of hours and duties:
15 months period:
- Classroom instruction (15 monthly classes)…………………………….240 hours
- Colloquium (supervised group study)……………………………………840 hours
- Client Encounters (Approximate at 1 hour per experience)…………..150 hours
- Client Encounters (Supervisor review & preparation time)……………300 hours
Elective rotation – 3 months (consisting of one or more of the following, as determined by students and faculty member):
- Teaching class
- Additional case studies
- Additional case studies with a college approved Ayurvedic Practitioner
Total hours for 3rd year: 1,996 hours
Total hours for 2nd year: 752 hours
Total hours for 1st year: 752 hours