Both the courses are affiliated with the Health Sector Skill Council (HSSC) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC)
The All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), an autonomous body under the Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, has added two new courses to its curriculum for academic year 2022-23 — Ayurveda Dietician Course, and Ayurveda Ahara & Poshana Sahayak Course. The courses have been launched by the Swasthritta Department to promote interdisciplinary Ayurveda studies and are affiliated with the Health Sector Skill Council (HSSC) and the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
The Ayurveda Dietician Course is a specialisation program for professionals with a BAMS degree and is aimed at meeting the rising demand for specialised practitioners in Ayurvedic hospitals and medical centres. On the other hand, the Ayurveda Ahara & Poshana Sahayak Course is open for high school passouts seeking a career as Ayurvedic diet assistants.
Prof. (Dr) Tanuja Manoj Nesari, Director, AIIA said, “Diet plays a very important role in Ayurveda. It supports the body’s healing process and accelerates the creation and reconstruction of vital cells. Several common diseases such as gastrointestinal ailments are directly influenced by the food we consume. That’s why, Ayurveda lays strong emphasis on identifying the right foods for the body. In the last few years, the demand for diet assistants and experts in the field of Ayurveda has been growing, and hence, the new courses will help ayurveda professionals get jobs in hospitals, health resorts and wellness centers within India and abroad.”
Both the courses are for a duration of six months and candidates will be selected based on an entrance test.