With a range of Ayurveda courses available there has been no better time to start in this field. Are you a fan of traditional medicine? Craving a dose of ancient alchemy? Then a course in Ayurveda Medicine may be just what the (traditional) doctor ordered. For more than 5000 years, Ayurveda practitioners have been treating common illnesses and ailments.
So how can you join the fascinating field of Ayurveda, either for personal development or professional practice?
Why should I study Ayurveda?
If you have a keen interest in health and wellness Ayurveda courses are a great choice.
The ancient system of medicine treats patients holistically, looking at the balance and imbalance of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of what makes us human. Ayurveda asserts that physical, emotional and mental problems crop up when these systems are out of balance.
As an Ayurveda practitioner, you can work in a clinical setting to diagnose such imbalances and treat patients with nutritional changes, herbal medicine, detoxing, massage and more. You can start your own business, partner with other practitioners, teach or practice at a health retreat, or even go into academia.
Ayurveda courses – What should I study?
Wonderfully, many Ayurveda training providers offer tasters – short courses and workshops – so you can try out the therapy and see if you want to engage in further studies. These are relatively inexpensive to attend, and allow you to get an overview of Ayurveda Medicine and a career in the field.
From there, you can undertake a certificate, diploma or even advanced diploma in Ayurveda studies. With an advanced qualification, you are qualified to practice Ayurveda in Australia. And if you like, you may be able to apply for a Bachelor degree in health science after successfully completing the advanced diploma.
When comparing Ayurveda courses, aim to find out the answers to these questions:
- What topics does the course cover?
- Is the program provider a Recognised Training Organisation (RTO)?
- Is VET FEE-HELP or another payment plan offered?
- What are the total course fees?
- Who will teach the course – and will they supervise practical sessions?
- Can I study via distance or online – or must I come to the campus?
- Is the course recognised by an industry association, such as the Australian Natural Therapists Association?
It may seem like a lot of work now, but doing some sleuthing now means you will be better equipped to choose an Ayurveda course that suits your life and career goals.
An Ayurveda qualification can take you almost anywhere. Start your journey today.
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