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.


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Ayurvedic Health Counselor

This category represents an entire field of Ayurvedic professionals versed and educated to serve the community in the area of prevention and health promotion with a focus on diet and lifestyle. 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.


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Ayurvedic Practitioner

This category represents the Ayurvedic professional with full clinical training in disease pathology, as seen through the Ayurvedic model. These professionals also practice prevention and health promotion through the focus on diet and lifestyle. 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).


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Ayurvedic Doctor

This category represents more specialized training in Ayurvedic medicine and overview training in western allopathic medicine to enable this level professional the skills and knowledge to provide an integrative medical approach to their patients. 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).