Since 2017, the Ayurveda Practitioner Studies is granted a Bachelor level (HBO-niveau in Dutch) accreditation by the independent accreditation organisation Stichting Nederlands Register voor Opleidingen (SNRO). This accreditation implies that the Ayurveda study program is carried out at a qualified professional level and that it meets all the Bachelor level requirements. This means that the APS program can be considered complete and all-round in terms of preparing students towards practising in a professional way in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine.
The program contains 50 European Credits (ECs). In order to become a member of a professional association, a western anatomy & physiology (Medische Basiskennis in Dutch) course at PLATO standards level of 40 ECs must be completed. This course is not included in the APS curriculum. For more information about the extracurricular western anatomy & physiology course, please refer to this page.
Because the study program is subject to this Bachelor level standard, Delight Academy has to ensure that students also graduate at this level. As a consequence, students study in line with future professional tasks, Bachelor competences and SNRO requirements. In order to guarantee these prerequisites, the APS program contains ample assignments and tests throughout the year – including a yearly final exam – and students are expected to study on a regular basis. All together the Ayurveda practitioner study grants the accreditation you need to kickstart your career.