The AAS is following international directives as to what are the standards for a good practitioner education in this field. Those standards are – in Europe – set at the requirement of 1200 contact hours (i.e. 3600 study hours) for a complete curriculum. The AAS is currently even offering an extension of this: a 1800 contact hours (i.e. 5400 study hours) Practitioner Plus Training (Bhishak Track) which is working towards the guidelines given out by AYUSH, the formal Indian government institution in matters of Ayurveda education (nationally and internationally); this organisation advises at present a minimum of around 2000 contact hours for Ayurveda Practitioner programs outside of India.
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