NAMA Professional Educational Requirements

Nama has set forth qualifying educational guidelines for all professional members. These requirements indicate entry-level competencies into the profession by completing a NAMA-recognized course of study. For detailed information see Professional Educational Requirements →


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Ayurvedic Health Counselor

This is a professional trained to focus on preventive healthcare as well as heath promotion with a specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic medical science principles and practices. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: 6 credits of college level anatomy & physiology or equivalent. Contact Hours: AHC Applicants must undergo a minimum of 600 hours of training. Contact hours do not include homework hours. Download AHC Educational Competency Guideline →

 
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Ayurvedic Practitioner

This is a professional trained to focus on preventive healthcare as well as heath promotion with a specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic medical science principles and practices. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: 6 credits of college level anatomy & physiology or equivalent Contact Hours: AP Applicants must undergo a minimum of 1500 hours of training (can be inclusive of AHC graduated curriculum). Download AP Educational Competency Guideline →

 
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Ayurvedic Doctor

This is a professional with the training of preventive healthcare, nutrition, lifestyle pathology & disease management through traditional Ayurvedic medical science principles and practices. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: 6 credits of college level anatomy & physiology or equivalent Contact Hours: AD applicants must undergo a minimum of 3000 hours of training (can be inclusive of AHC and AP graduated curriculum). Download AD Educational Competency Guideline →

 
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Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist

This professional has the education of a AHC and the training, practice and principles of Yoga based on the Ayurvedic understanding of the nature of patient, the nature of imbalance and the nature of therapies, to promote healing and achieve a harmonious state of body and mind with respect to individual consciousness. Prerequisite: AHC, AP or AD Graduate. Download AYT Educational Standards Outline →