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Dr. Marc Halpern and Mike Wallace at the College for a taping of 60 Minutes

The California College of Ayurveda is an international leader in Ayurvedic education. CCA has the highest academic and clinical standards in the West, leading our graduates to be the finest trained in America and the West.


Because of the clarity and focus of CCA's educational process, CCA has graduated the most successful practitioners in the United States and the West.

Making Medicines

CCA offers the only program in the West where residents and interns have the opportunity to make each and every medicine they prescribe to their patients.


CCA was the first school to offer an Ayurvedic internship in the United States and in the West. While most internships still only include observing a teacher seeing patients, the internship program at CCA includes both observation and working directly with patients in a one-on-one setting.


CCA is the only school in the West to offer an advanced paid residency program in disease management.

Cohesive Program

Every facet of CCA's training program is designed to coordinate a student's learning experience. Rather than provide students with seminar teachers who do not coordinate with each other, CCA's teaching staff is a completely integrated unit working together to assure a cohesive learning experience.

Excellence in Teaching Staff

Teachers at CCA are hand-picked by Dr. Halpern for their knowledge and their ability to communicate clearly and teach in an organized manner. Each teacher has developed important insights into the knowledge and brings these insights into the learning experience of the student.

State and National Standards

The California College of Ayurveda was instrumental in developing the currently accepted national guidelines for Ayurvedic practitioner education. Your education at CCA exceeds these guidelines and fully prepares you for the future of Ayurveda in the United States.

Classroom Hours

CCA offers more classroom hours of training in pure Ayurvedic knowledge than any other school in the United States.


Post-Graduate Study in India

Students who graduate our Ayurveda courses have several opportunities to participate in training programs in India. CCA has a relationship with several Ayurvedic doctors and hospitals in India where interns can participate in apprenticeships.