Western Medicine Fundamentals

Licensed registration requirements
If you would like to open your own ayurvedic practice after completion of the study program, we highly recommend you follow a western medicine fundamentals (Medische Basiskennis in Dutch) course at PLATO standards level of 40 ECs. This will give you the medical foundation you need to start your ayurvedic practice as a practitioner. This also gives you the possibility to register at the professional associations and insurance companies, enabling your clients to claim reimbursement of their invoice under supplementary health care insurances. You will be able to offer your consultations VAT exempt (BTW-vrijgesteld in Dutch) as a registered therapist.


Collaboration Con Amore Opleidingen and Delight Academy
We are proud to announce that Delight Academy collaborates with Con Amore to introduce the English version of the Dutch course ‘Medische Basiskennis’ called ‘Western Medicine Fundamentals’ (WMF) which is unique in the Netherlands. Con Amore has more than a decade of experience with the Dutch programme and in collaboration with Delight Academy we translated this in English in order to serve our Delight English speaking students. This programme offers you a solid foundation of knowledge about the many wonders of the human body. Are you an Ayurveda Practitioner, yoga professional, a massage therapist, or do you have any other profession where a medical foundation is useful, then check out the program!


The Program
The Western Medicine Fundamentals programme teaches you all about physical processes, how our organs function, how various diseases are treated and how to recognize and explain physical complaints. You will acquire a thorough knowledge of the human body; the cardiovascular system, digestive system, blood, the respiratory system, nervous system and the senses, the hormonal system, the locomotor apparatus, skin & physical warning signs. We also cover various psychosocial aspects, as well as conversation skills and how to connect to primary care physicians. Lastly, we will discuss ethics and your attitude as a healthcare professional towards your clients. On monthly bases, you will be taught by highly experienced holistic physicians who are all very passionate about the complementary field.


The programme consists of an independent study at home in the online learning environment with the help of course materials and homework assignments:


  • Online course days via Zoom (on Saturdays, start date 16th of October & on Wednesdays, start date 24th of November)


For whom & why 
Western Medicine Fundamentals is known as the #1 knowledge programme for physical therapists, Ayurvedic practitioners, coaches, dieticians, sports instructors, meditation or yoga teachers and all other professions that have anything to do with health and the body:

  • The acquired knowledge gives you a broader perspective on your field
  • After completing the programme, you will know all about the cause, progression and treatment of the most common physical ailments
  • You learn about your abilities and limitations as a healthcare professional and can recognise situations in which you must refer your client immediately
  • You acquire knowledge of various classification systems and learn the ins and outs of proper diagnoses
  • The programme makes it easier for you to connect to primary care physicians because you learn to understand medical jargon. This allows you to work together more effectively with e.g. general practitioners and medical specialists
  • With the knowledge you acquire, you can provide better services to your clients as a therapist, teacher or coach
  • Improving your conversation skills helps you feel more confident
  • The Western Medicine Fundamentals programme forms part of the requisite portfolio to be eligible for remuneration from healthcare insurance providers in The Netherlands
  • What you will learn is seen as an invaluaeble addition to one’s general development to-wards becoming a healthcare professional.


Be inspired
Read the interview with Fleur Aukema (Delight Academy student + she completed the Western Medicine Fundamentals in Dutch) to understand how this programme can enrich your career.


Online Experience
Are you thinking about enrolling? You are welcome to join the Online Experience. Here you can experience an online class via Zoom, meet our lecturers, study coach and your possible future fellow students. For dates and to register for the Online Experience please check Con Amore’s website.


About Con Amore
Con Amore is a specialized training institute that contributes to a new generation of well-trained paramedic care professionals who can meet the set conditions. They have more than a decade of experience with the Dutch program so it feels like a great match to start working together with them on the English program.


The collaboration
The English program will be available from October 2021 and only starts with sufficient interest. Only students of the ‘Ayurveda Practitioner Studies’ will be offered a discount of € 200 as this training is part of their study program and necessary to be included in the register of Ayurveda Practitioners in the Netherlands. All other Delight Yoga members will receive a discount of € 75. This also applies on all the Dutch courses by Con Amore: Medische Basiskennis, Psychosociale Basiskennis & Holistische Basiskennis.


More information
Find more information in Con Amore’s study guide or introduction video.