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 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.


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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).


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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).