Dr. Somesh Kaushik is offering certification courses in Ayurveda starting March 2020.
Certification will be awarded by NAMACB, the National Ayurvedic Medical Association
Certification Board, and include certificates in Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) and Ayurvedic
“An AHC is a professional trained to focus on preventive healthcare and health promotion with
specific focus on diet and lifestyle through traditional Ayurvedic principles and practices. The AP
is a professional with additional training in pathology and disease management beyond that of
the Ayurvedic Health Counselor.” (NAMA)
Curriculum will consist of lectures, clinical practicum, self-study, and case reports. Travel to
India to participate in health clinics will be part of the clinical practicum for the AP.
NAMA certification includes four areas of concentration:
● Foundations of Ayurveda: History and Philosophy
● Concepts of Ayurveda
● Skills and competencies
● Recommendations, treatment, and other interventions
These programs are for those who would like to deepen their knowledge of health for their
own, and their family’s well-being, and for those who wish to pursue Ayurveda, the world’s
oldest healing system, as a profession.
Dr. Kaushik has been practicing Ayurveda for over 35 years. He is a trained Ayurvedic Physician
(B.A.M.S.) from Kurukshetra University, India; N.D. from University of Bridgeport, CT, and
M.P.H. and M.P.A. from University of Alabama at Birmingham. He has taught Ayurvedic
medicine at the Graduate Institute, University of Bridgeport, and National University of Natural
Medicine, and lectures about Ayurveda throughout the U.S. He recently founded the
Institute for the Advancement of Ayurvedic Sciences, a research and teaching institution.
Application deadlines: March 10 for AP starting March 14; March 17 for AHC starting March 21.