New Zealand Diploma in Ayurvedic Health Management (level 5)

Course Overview

The purpose of this qualification is to provide ayurvedic consultants to the complementary health sector who are able to apply ayurvedic diagnostic and therapeutic principles in a clinical setting for the promotion of health maintenance and disease prevention, and to promote these principles in the wider community.

This qualification is suited to those looking to work in self-managed clinical practice or provides existing healthcare professionals with a suite of ayurvedic diagnostic and therapeutic skills.

Graduate Profile

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:pulse_thumb

  • apply ayurvedic health and nutritional principles to assess a range of clients’ health concerns;
  • apply ayurvedic therapeutic principles to create healthcare strategies for clients;
  • provide ayurvedic bodywork therapies to support clients’ health;
  • apply administrative skills within a healthcare clinic;
  • demonstrate ayurvedic principles as the foundation of professional practice and promote these to clients and the wider community.

Entry Criteria

New Zealand students must:

  • be 17 years of age or over;
  • have achieved 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 or better, across at least four subjects of their choice;
  • demonstrate a commitment to studying Ayurveda as evidenced by the writing of a personal statement and a confidential referee’s statement.

Course Structure

A breakdown of the course structure can be found in the prospectus

Course Delivery 

Flexible Delivery (18 months)

Flexible Delivery in an interactive delivery model that is sensitive to the needs of modern students. The Institute recognises that many people struggle to balance their academic, personal and professional lives so delivers it academic programme through a combination of through a combination of web based seminars and practical training workshops.

Rather than having to attend all theory classes in person, teachers and students communicate at times of their own choosing by exchanging printed and electronic media or through a virtual classroom that allows them to communicate in real time.

The programme is offered in the following format, which includes a minimum of 200 hours of clinical work:

1st year

  • Weekly ‘live’ webinar
  • X3 weekend seminars (on campus)
  • X1 seven-day practical training workshop (on campus)
  • Weekly online self-study

2nd year

  • Weekly ‘live’ webinar
  • X2 weekend seminars (on campus)
  • X1 seven-day practical training workshop (on campus)
  • Weekly online self-study 

Course Costs

Course Costs includes cost of module notes, video conferencing and practicum consumables but excludes air travel, lodging and meals for the practical training workshops

Course Costs (2018 Academic Year)  
Domestic Students  $7,800.00



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