Your Questions

What title will I get upon completion of the course ?
Diploma in Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine (D.A.H.M.). Diplomates completing the program shall get a title of “Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner (R.A.P.) upon completion of the course and through registeration with EBNMP or CAMA.

Is Ayurveda similar to Naturopathy ?
Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old traditional ancient system of medicine that originated in India and has been recognised worldwide by the apex medical body of the world that is “World Health Organisation” headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland. Modern science, surgery and many other forms of medicines all over the world have originated and have been derived from the principles of Ayurveda over last 5,000 years. Ayurveda has 8 main disciplines namely :

  • Kaaya Chikitsa (Internal Medicine),
  • Baala Chikitsa (Treatment of Children / Pediatrics),
  • Graha Chikitsa (Demonology / Psychology),
  • Urdhvaanga Chikitsa (Treatment of disease above the clavicle),
  • Shalya Chikitsa (Surgery),
  • Damstra Chikitsa (Toxicology),
  • Jara Chikitsa (Geriatrics, Rejuvenation),
  • Vrsha Chikitsa (Aphrodisiac therapy).

Naturopathy is a non-traditional and modern and a relatively new western concept of alternative medicine that has its roots in the 19th century Nature Cure movement of Europe. Naturopathy as a new western discipline has borrowed a lot of diciplines originating from ayurveda, homeopathy, hydrotherapy, accupunture and other medical disciplines. In Scotland, Thomas Allinson started advocating his “Hygienic Medicine” in the 1880s, promoting a natural diet and exercise with avoidance of tobacco and overwork. The term naturopathy was coined in 1895 by John Scheel, and purchased by Benedict Lust, the “father of U.S. naturopathy”.Benedict Lust had been schooled in hydrotherapy and other natural health practices in Germany by Father Sebastian Kneipp; Kneipp sent Lust to the United States to spread his drugless methods.

Can the graduating diplomates use the title “Doctor”?
As per the Canadian Federal Laws and Ontario’s provincial laws set out in Regulated Health Professions Act 1991 we are not eligible to apply for consent to award the title “Doctor” to any of the graduates of our programs, until the ayurveda profession gains legal right to use the restricted title of doctor.

Canadian Federal Government recognises the title “Ayurvedic Practitioner”.

National Occupational Code of “Ayurvedic Practitioners” in Canada is : 3232
National Occupational Code of “Yoga Instructor” in Canada is : 5254

Will the name of the credential have any impact on my ability to enter further studies?
Although we can’t speak for all institutions, we sincerely doubt it. If any graduating diplomate has difficulty in this regard CCAY would be pleased to provide them with an official recomendation letter attesting to the level of the program.

What are your prerequisites?
Check our academic requirements and admissions information for details. Click Here

Can I still apply for the next intake?
Check our current application deadlines. Click Here
Late applications are accepted if space is available. All applications are received on first come basis and the seats are limited; the ‘program designation’ section will list all the intakes that are currently open for application. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Do you accept credits from colleges or other non-degree granting schools?
Prerequisite courses must be taken at degree-granting, accredited institutions, such as Canadian Universities. International students should submit their Transcripts Evaluation records from either, CES, WES or ICAS at time of application to meet the Canadian standards of accredited level of education. For any further question, please email to :

Do you offer campus tours? Can I meet with an admissions advisor?
We encourage you to attend an information session at Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga. Send an email to : to arrange a counselling session and campus tour.

Is your program accredited?
Yes, our Diploma in Ayurveda and Herbal Medicine program and our 500 Hour Clinical Internship are accredited by the Canadian Council of Ayurveda and Yoga.

How much is tuition?
See our tuition and fees.Click Here

Do you offer a part-time program ?
We offer two Programs :

Our Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) programme is for individuals with prior medical or other health professional training. This programme typically consists of at least 1500 hours including classroom theory and practical sessions and following a minimum of 500 hours of internship training in an Ayurvedic / Natural Medicine clinic or hospital. An applicant should have completed medical or other health-care professional training.

Upon completion of the clinical internship, the graduating diplomate shall be awarded Diploma in Ayurveda & Herbal Medicine (DAHM) and they will be eligible for registration with CAAP (Canadian Association of Ayurvedic Practitioners) or EBNMP to get Error and Omission (E&O) professional insurance for practice ayurvedic therapies, compounding, physical therapy to include Rehabilitative Exercises, Yoga, Ayurveda Detox Programs and Rejuvenation Programs.

The Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga has developed this Certificate program to enhance the skills of Massage Therapists. In this course, participants will learn Ayurveda Fundamentals, Constitutional Analysis (Prakruti Parikshan), History of Massage Therapy, Ayurveda Head & Body Massage, Ayurveda Medicated oils and Ghrit, Ayurveda Detox & Rejuvenation, Marma Therapy. Authentic techniques involved in Ayurveda massage therapy. Sessions are highly interactive and includes intensive coaching, practical, assignment, workshop, exposure with real clients and evaluation.

Medical professionals, not limited to, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, Dentists, Homeopaths, Naturopaths, Osteopaths, Orthomolecular Practitioners and Nurse Practitioners, trained in North America and International Graduates who have completed their medical education from accredited recognised universities overseas may be eligible for this part time program. To qualify, an applicant’s credentials must be recognized in Canada and the applicant must be eligible for licensure in the province of Ontario. Challenge examinations may be required in some cases.

Are the Diplomas offered by CCAY recognised ?
All Diplomas and Credential awarded by CCAY are recognised and approved by Canadian Council of Ayurveda and Yoga. Upon completion of the course, successful graduating diplomates will be eligible for registration with the council and will get the title of “Licensed Ayurvedic Practitioner” recognised by Canadian Federal Government (Occupational Code : 3232).

After getting the title “Registered Ayurvedic Practitioner”, the graduating diplomates will be eligible for professional liablity insurance cover and then can start clinical practice individually or in any ayurvedic, or herbal organisation.

What kind of Industries can I find job in after completing the diploma program from CCAY ?
Students can pursue their passions and find their fit in any type of the following industry setting upon completion of the course.

  • Hospitals, Ayurvedic Clinics
  • Natural Medicine Clinics and Consultation
  • Medical and Botanical Research
  • Natural Health Food Stores
  • Nutraceuticals and Formulation Industry
  • Aromatics and Aromatherapy Industry
  • Natural Ingredients Industry
  • Healthcare Regulatory Bodies Cosmeceuticals Industry
  • Functional Food and Beverage Industry
  • Sports NutritionBotanical and Plant Sciences
  • Health Clubs, Yoga and Pilates Studios, Concierge Service
  • Spas and ResortsSports and Fitness Industry
  • Health related Broadcasting Media
  • Preventive medicine industry
  • Designing, Printing & Publishing
  • Teaching and Education
  • Blogging, Scientific Writing and Social Media Industry
  • Civic, Religious and Social Organizations

What salary should i expect in beginning after completing the diploma program from CCAY ?
Canadian College of Ayurveda and Yoga estimates that the newly graduated Ayurvedic Practitioners just starting out would earn roughly $25,000 to $30,000 a year, initially in private clinical practice or employed at a Health Food Store as a health consultant. Average salary of Yoga trainers and instructors in North America is $32,000 a year. Graduated Practitioners practicing for 3 to 5 years can reach upto mean salary of $50,000 a year. The practitioners who would be in practice 10 to 14 years can reach upto mean salary $ 150,000 a year. Employment opportunities for yoga and fitness trainers is expected to grow by 24% over the 2010-2020 decade, which is must faster than the average for all careers. This rise is due to an increasing number of people who are spending time and money on fitness.

In addition to salary practicing Ayurvedic Medicine, graduated Ayurveda and Yoga practitioners may supplement their incomes through the sale of vitamins and natural supplements and compounding. Graduated Ayurveda and Yoga Practitioners can also supplement their income through speaking, teaching or writing. In addition to private practice, Ayurveda and Yoga practitioners may work for companies that develop or market supplements, vitamins and herbal remedies. Some Ayurveda and Yoga Practitioners may choose to go to medical school to become medical doctors, then incorporating the principles of natural medicine into their medical practice. The possibilities are endless.

Can I give medicines to the patients in a clinic after completing the diploma program from CCAY ?
After you pass out successfully in the Diploma Program, you will have to register with the Canadian Council of Ayurveda and Yoga to get the the Registration License and Professional Liability Insurance Cover. After that you can dispense the following Natural Health Products only :
1) Over the Counter – Natural Health Products

2) Professional Natural Health Products

3) Compounded Natural Health Products

These products are generally available at Health Food Stores across Canada and USA. You cannot prescribe any allopathic medicine to any of the patients and all the graduating diplomates are strictly prohibited in doing so.

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