Admissions & Registration

Requirements for admission to all programs include a minimum of a high school diploma or other secondary education document or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or must meet alternative test requirements.

Additionally, applicants must successfully complete a competency examination administered by the College in contemporary Anatomy and Physiology demonstrating a reasonable command of Western biomedical conceptions of the human body's structure and functioning. In preparation for this examination the College recommends the student obtain (at their own cost) the text, "Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Workbook: A Complete Study Guide (10th Edition) by Elaine N. Marieb. This examination will be provided by the college at no additional cost after registration.

Second & third year students are required to complete, or present evidence of having completed or challenge-tested 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. This requirement may be fulfilled through previous coursework or through any of the standard proficiency/challenge examinations (PEP, CLEP, DANTES, TECEP, StraighterLine, etc.) including the challenge/proficiency examination offered and administered by the college for which a fee will be charged.

All applicants must be fluent in verbal and written English. International students are advised that insufficient English skills may prohibit successful completion of the program.

Although not required, some prior knowledge or study of Ayurveda, hatha yoga and other Vedic traditions will greatly enhance the understanding and comprehension of the program material.

Admission with Advanced Standing (Direct Entry into Second Year & Third Year):

Students who are graduates of one and/or two year programs offered at another NAMA-approved ayurvedic institution may be permitted direct entry into our program’s second and/or third year upon presentation of an official transcript and satisfactory performance on a comprehensive assessment examination at an additional cost. Others with analogous training may be considered for direct admission to the second and/or third year programs at the discretion of the College on an individual basis in special circumstances.

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