Sai Ayurvedic College Syllabus

First Year Ayurvedic Health Consultant 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, all of which are NAMA approved professional programs in Ayurveda. 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). 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.

First Year

  • AY 101: Ayurvedic Philosophy and Foundations (Tarka, Sankhya and Siddhant)
  • AY 102: Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology I (Sharir Vignyan)
  • AY 103: Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology II (Sharir Vignyan)
  • AY 104: Ayurvedic Psychology (Manasa Vignyan)
  • AY 105: Ayurvedic Nutrition & Food Science (Ahara Vignyan)
  • AY 106: Ayurvedic Pharmacology (Dravya Guna Rasashastra)
  • AY 107: Materia Medica I (Dravyaguna Vignyan I)
  • AY 108: Ayurvedic Pathology (Roga Nidan/ Vikruti Vignyan)
  • AY 109: Ayurvedic Constitutional and Pulse Evaluation (Nadi Vignyan)
  • AY 110: Ayurvedic Detoxification Program I (Panchakarma I)
  • AY 111: Ayurvedic Management of Common Disorders
  • AY 112: Ayurvedic Colloquium (Ayurvedic Management of Pain, Ayurvedic Practice Management & Ethics)

Proficiency in basic (Western) anatomic and physiological concepts is required of all first year students (including online program students), which will be demonstrated by satisfactory performance on a proficiency test that will be taken online. Students who feel that they may be deficient in this area may use a self-study text to prepare for the test. The text recommended by the College is “The Anatomy & Physiology Coloring Workbook: A Complete Study Guide (10th Edition) by Elaine N. Marieb. This workbook will not be provided by the College. The student is responsible to purchase this text at their own cost. Students will be tested online within 1 month of starting their program and in no case later than upon completion of class AY101. Basic guidelines will also be provided by the college at no additional cost. These guidelines could be sufficient to pass this test. No additional fees will be incurred for this test.

The College requires and will offer a short online workshop course introducing the student to the ancient Vedic language of Sanskrit, with a focus on its technical medical vocabulary. Students will achieve a basic familiarity with the Devanagiri alphabet, and will learn to read, write and chant very basic Sanskrit. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is assumed. This mandatory workshop and test must be completed online and no later than class AY103 (including online program students). No additional fees will be charged.


  • AY 101: Ayurvedic Philosophy and Foundations (Tarka, Sankhya and Siddhant)
  • AY 102: Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology I (Sharir Vignyan I)
  • AY 103: Ayurvedic Anatomy & Physiology II (Sharir Vignyan II)
  • AY 104: Ayurvedic Psychology (Manasa Vignyan)
  • AY 105: Ayurvedic Nutrition & Food Science (Ahara Vignyan)
  • AY 106: Ayurvedic Herbology I (Dravya Guna Vignyan I)
  • AY 107: Ayurvedic Prevention Science (Swastha Vritta)
  • AY 108: Ayurvedic Pathology (Roga Nidan/ Vikruti Vignyan)
  • AY 109: Ayurvedic Constitutional and Pulse Evaluation (Nadi Vignyan)**
  • AY 110: Ayurvedic Detoxification Program I (Panchakarma I)**
  • AY 111: Ayurvedic Management of Common Disorders
  • AY 112: Ayurvedic Colloquium - Ayurvedic Management of Pain and Ayurvedic Practice Management & Ethics

*Students pursuing the online independent study option must complete the course offerings sequentially in order to progress through the program. Course access will be provided to students in packages of four; i.e., the first four courses (AY-101 through AY-104) must be completed satisfactorily before access is given to courses AY-105 through AY-108 and the latter completed before beginning AY-109 through AY-112. However, access to the classes will be given based on your payment plan. Note that the online program is strictly set up at this time for the first year program. We do not offer the second and third year programs online.

The anatomy & physiology test and the Sanskrit workshop including test stated above for the classroom and live webcast is mandatory. The same guideline is applicable.

A mid-term and final examination will be administered by proctor.

**Optional practical training may be available at an additional cost for courses AY-109 and AY-110. For additional information, please contact the College.

Students who have successfully completed the distance learning based, independent study Certificate in Ayurvedic Studies program may be considered for admission to the second year of Sai Ayurvedic College’s practitioner training at the discretion of the Director. While this admission is automatic for graduates of the first year classroom and webcast programs, owing to varying extracurricular requirements graduates of the distance learning program must be interviewed by the Director or his/her appointee and satisfactorily complete a competency examination (which is administered at no cost), as well as meet any other requirements for admission to the second year that the Director may specify.

1st Year Total = 752 Hours

  • In USA (16 hours X 12 months = 192 classroom + 240 directed extramural study = 432 hours
  • 140 Hours – Supervised client contact experiences (35 case management studies) to be commenced after the 15 case observations
  • 20 Hours (15 case observation with Ayurvedic Practitioner & self-review)
  • Research paper submitted to College by course AY111 = 70 hours
  • Community outreach lecture (preparation & delivery of 1 extramural lecture) = 5 hours
  • Anatomy & Physiology Proficiency Exam = 65 hours
  • Introduction to Sanskrit & Exam = 20 hours

All examinations must score 60% or higher as passing grade.

Students are permitted a period of 24 months following completion of first year classes to submit completed extramural assignments required for graduation (this includes lifestyle coaching case reports, clinical case observations, presentation and outreach lectures, etc.). After a period of two years if such requirements are left unfulfilled, the student will be withdrawn from candidacy for graduation.

Advanced Ayurvedic Studies in India (optional)

Each year, the College provides its students an opportunity to augment their classroom training with an internship at an ayurvedic institution in India with instruction at the hands of master teachers and clinicians of wide experience.

This yearly offering allows students access to ayurvedic out-patient clinics and hospitals where in supervised practice settings they observe and participate in actual client intake consultations and a variety of evaluative, treatment and aftercare procedures.

The program consists of 2 weeks clinical internship hours.

Students interact with clients presenting a wide range of acute and chronic health challenges, honing their skills in a real-world setting under the guidance of ayurvedic professionals of international renown.

In order to participate in this optional program (at additional cost) students must have successfully completed the first year of their training at Sai Ayurvedic College.

(Please note: All program details are subject to change without notification.)