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 by two confidential referee’s statements.

International Students must:

  • be 18 years of age or over;
  • have completed a minimum of four years secondary schooling;
  • Hold a valid visa and travel and medical insurance;
  • Hold a clear police check (entry to the programme will be provisional on the outcome of police check);
  • demonstrate a commitment to studying Ayurveda as evidenced by the writing of a personal statement and by two confidential referee’s statements;
  • Where English is not the first language, provide IELTS certificate (Level 6.0 Academic, with no band lower than 5) as evidence of English language competency.

Course Structure

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

Delivery Options

Full Time (One Year)

Full-time study consists of 20 hours of lecture time per week, with additional hours set aside for self directed study. This timetable provides a regular mixture of theoretical and practical training for the student. It is ideal for students who want to immerse themselves in study or are more motivated in a classroom setting.

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:

  • Twice weekly ‘live’ webinars
  • Five weekend on campus seminars
  • Two, seven day on campus practical training workshops
  • Weekly online delivery 

Course Costs


Domestic students

(Full fee)

Domestic Students

(with Scholarship)

International Students

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