2-Year Counselor Program

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Program Structure

We offer a 2-year Ayurveda Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselor program. This program is independent, but as such also part of the 4-year HBO-Bachelor-level Ayurveda Practitioner Studies program.

This 2-year Ayurveda Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselor program hence coincides – as a joint tack – with the Level 1 of the full APS program. For a complete overview of this APS program, and to understand how it is embedded into this program, click here or see below. This also provides the option to continue your study, after a diploma for our counselor program.

THE 2 YEARS OF OUR AYURVEDA NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE COUNSELOR PROGRAM

The Ayurveda Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselor Program is a part-time 2-year study program, leading to a diploma, and based on Bachelor level standards (SNRO HBO-Bachelor-level accreditation of our Academy). The program combines in-person classroom with online classes and individual study (blended learning). The program is structured according to major focus points and divided into 2 years, and builds gradually towards guiding the student to become an Ayurveda Nutrition & Lifestyle Counselor.

COUNSELOR YEAR 1

NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE COUNSELOR YEAR 1 PROGRAM (35 ECT)

This very practical and applied 2-year allround health counselor program is also part of our 4-year APS program and will be a joint track. Details of Year 1 program >>>

COUNSELOR YEAR 2

NUTRITION & LIFESTYLE COUNSELOR YEAR 2 PROGRAM (35 ECT)

This very practical and applied 2-year allround health counselor program is also part of our 4-year APS program and will be a joint track.

OPTIONAL – INTERMEDIATE

APS – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL 2 PROGRAM (30 ECT)

There are two optional additional modules: 1. Massage & treatments intensive, 2. Ancient text self-paced course on Ashtanga Hridayam.

OPTIONAL – APS PROGRAM

APS – ADVANCED, CLINICAL BLOCKS LEVEL 3 PROGRAM (100 ECT)

After getting your diploma and together with the intermediate modules, you are liable to continue with our 4-year APS program.

After getting your diploma you might want to continue to specialize through our APS program, and the full structure of this 4-year professional program can be found here.


Year 1 and Year 2 of this program

The total study program consists of two years of practice-oriented, foundational teachings. The curriculum for this foundation track, which is also the Level 1 of the APS – Ayurveda Practitioner Studies (in total 3 levels). has recently been revamped.

Regarding these year 1 and year 2 programs:

  • The program is offered in a format of 20 days on-site + pre-recordings in the online learning management system.
  • The online learning management system contains a wealth of study materials in various forms, providing students with ample opportunities to deepen their understanding, self-test, and review materials multiple times.
  • Two days of ‘cooking in your own kitchen’ online are included.
  • A residential module of 4 days is part of the program.
  • The program includes a considerable amount of self-study hours, homework assignments, preparation hours, tests, and a thorough exam at the end of the year.
  • The program is offered in an integrated way, which means that all modules are content-wise connected and ‘build’ on each other;
  • Individual guidance is provided.
  • The material is consistently presented with real-life practical case studies.
  • A dedicated team of inspiring and experienced teachers will be available throughout the two years.

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STUDY MODULES IN EACH YEAR (YEAR 1 AND YEAR 2) – A TOTAL OF 70 ECT

Each year combines a number of study modules to offer students a consistent, continuous, and smooth learning experience throughout the years. This means that a highly varied study program is offered each year, teaching a broad variety of ayurvedic topics. At the same time, each of those topics has its own specialization and deepening aspect. You will also use different learning methods to support your understanding, such as role plays, case studies, research assignments, formative tests, practical assignments & reflections.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN DURING THE PROGRAM?

You will learn about many relevant parts of Ayurveda and how to apply them effectively in our modern world, in particular regarding nutrition and lifestyle. Our program has its foundation in the ancient ayurvedic texts while at the same time connecting to modern society. You will master skills to support (future) clients on their path to health and to advise them regarding various nutritional & lifestyle issues. Of equal importance are the development of true insight and refining abilities to hear and see your clients. That can be seen as the art of Ayurveda. This counselor program seeks to combine and balance these two essential aspects of Ayurveda and humans in general, and to reflect this in the learning process of the students. The whole scope of philosophical, scientific, spiritual and – of course -practical parts of Ayurveda are part of the learning program.

HOW WILL YOU LEARN?

Each of the two years of this program consists of approximately 18 classroom days divided into several modules. A special feature that is added to these modules are the pre-recorded intensive video classes which are to be studied online on your own time.


Your diploma

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