APS Year 3 & 4

Ayurveda in Full Healing Practice

Healing diseases: two years of studying major diseases and their treatment options, including clinical training.

Main overview

In Year III of the APS, you will dive into more advanced principles that are essential to evaluate and ayurvedically diagnose clients as a Practitioner. You will start working at a clinical level with practical cases and real clients. In Year IV you will work towards completion of your training to become an Ayurveda Practitioner. The focus is on bringing theory into practice, through practical modules and assignments, a final thesis, and exams.

Clinical skills

The emphasis is on Ayurvedic remedies and treatment as an important addition to nutrition, massage, and yoga – working towards becoming a clinically skilled Ayurveda Practitioner. The practical modules of this year are designed to bring theory into practice as an Ayurveda Practitioner. You can expect in-depth teachings about Dravyaguna (Ayurvedic Pharmacology) including many herbs, formulas, and medicines. And during these years, you will also develop your business & marketing skills, guiding you to tap into your true potential as a practitioner.

Classical sources and Collect & Learn

In Year III, learning how to interpret and understand classical Ayurvedic texts continues to play an important role in your academics with a special series of video classes on the 7 Dhatus. This again includes chanting Ayurvedic sutras and expanding your understanding of Sanskrit terminology used in Ayurveda. You will continue to expand your database on how to use simple and more complex Ayurvedic herbs and remedies.

Internship in India 

Year IV includes a 60 hour internship to India, the Ayurvedic cradle of the world. And a 60 hour internship in our own Student Clinic in The Netherlands, guided by our team of Ayurvedic doctors and practitioners. We also offer the opportunity to do the whole internship in The Netherlands for those who prefer or when traveling abroad is not possible.

Thesis: clinical paper

In the last study year, you will write a clinical paper on a specific ayurvedic subject. This process is guided and supported during study weekends by teaching staff.