Alternative practitioner

  • Study the fascination of the human body.

  • Learn the Ayurvedic art of healing in a practical and authentic way.

  • Become a Heilpraktiker*in with state recognition and use the innovative course concept with supplementary video lessons.

The training to become a non-medical practitioner is an intensive specialized study of modern medicine. You can complete it independently or in combination with our study of Ayurvedic medicine, which is only open to members or aspirants of a medical profession.

Ayurveda as a healing method
Ayurveda is a holistic system of medicine that has proven itself for centuries. If you would like to work with this method, it is recommended that you study Ayurveda medicine in addition to your Heilpraktiker training.

Our lecturers have many years of Ayurvedic background. This enables a lively study, in which not only the extensive knowledge of the healing science is conveyed, but also your personality development and therapist competence receives individual support.

Learning objectives

Competence gain
- You acquire basic knowledge in anatomy and physiology to successfully pass the Heilpraktiker examination before the health authority.
- You will be able to make reliable diagnoses for your clients with the help of modern medicine.
- With the Ayurveda Basic Course you will get a profound insight into the Ayurvedic principles and therapies.
- You know the legal and medical possibilities and limits of your profession and can clearly recognize when the patient needs medical treatment.


In three steps to become a non-medical practitioner with study of Ayurveda medicine

Step 1: Training as a non-medical practitioner
35 days of intensive seminars HP + optional 6 days Ayurveda basic course
Through the seminars with guided preparation and follow-up as well as extensive training materials you will receive the basic knowledge of modern medicine, i.e. anatomy, physiology, pathology, supplemented with hygiene and legal knowledge.

The HP training blocks comprise 9 x 3 days of contact teaching, including short revision courses, as well as a practical seminar and exam preparation of 4 days each.

Here you can systematically deepen your medical knowledge. We recommend that you also attend the Ayurveda Basic Course (6 days) and, building on this, at least the Basic Course in Ayurveda Medicine. This way you will learn modern medicine together with Ayurveda from the very beginning.




Digestion, liver, oncology




Gall bladder, pancreas, endocrine system




Nervous system, eye, ear



Ayurveda basic course (recommended, not obligatory)


B HGS Urogenital, Genital, Metabolism 3
B HPG Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine 3
B HON Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine 3
C HBI Blood, lymphatic and immune system 3
C HHK Heart, circulation, hygiene 3
C HAH respiration, skin, pediatric diseases 3
HPP Practical seminar and exam preparation 4
HPR Repetitorium and exam preparation 4

Your path to graduation

Our dedicated instructors use modern didactics to prepare you otpimal for the state exam. The proven methods include a practical reference with many case studies, interactive question-answer lessons and short presentations. Thus, the participants of the European Academy of Ayurveda have a high success rate in the exams.

The Heilpraktiker examination is taken by the health authority of your place of residence. It is not part of the training.


Step 2: Study of Ayurvedic medicine - basic study
with 24/30 days Ayurveda

Through the medical knowledge that you have acquired in the first year of training as a non-medical practitioner, you usually qualify from the third HP semester for the basic study of Ayurvedic medicine. The participation in the 6-day Ayurveda basic course will be credited to you, provided that you have already attended this course in step 1.


Step 3: Study of Ayurveda medicine - main study
with further 30 days + 34 days internship

After the basic study of Ayurvedic medicine, you will take an exam to become a certified Medical Ayurvedic Specialist at the European Academy of Ayurveda. The successful completion as well as the passing of the official Heilpraktiker examination qualifies you to continue the main study of Ayurveda Medicine. This offers you the perspective for a comprehensive acquisition of competence for the treatment of diseases with Ayurveda.


Blood, lymphatic and immune system

Heart, circulation, hygiene

Respiration, skin, pediatric diseases
Respiratory tract, skin and pediatric diseases

Digestion, liver, oncology

Gall bladder, pancreas, endocrine system

Nervous system, eye, ear

Genitourinary, genital, metabolism

Psychiatry, emergency medicine

Musculoskeletal system, laws

Repetitorium, practical applications and exam preparation
Exam-oriented treatment of:
- Anatomy of the human body
- Physiology
- General pathology
- Pathologies of various organ systems
- Infectious diseases
- Hygiene
- Laws

The focus of the seminar is based on the learning needs of the participants and the priorities of the state examination.

Repetitorium and examination preparation to the welfare practical man
Examination-oriented treatment of:
- anatomy of the human body
- physiology
- general illness theory
- pathologies of different organ systems
- infection theory
- hygiene
- law knowledge

The emphasis of the seminar results from the learning needs of the participants and the priorities of the national examination.


Porträt Oliver Becker
Oliver Becker
Prof Dr. Martin Mittwede
Prof. Dr. Martin Mittwede
Ramona Haupt Porträt
Dr. Ramona Haupt
Porträt Felicitas Mittwede
Felicitas Mittwede
Alkje Schütze Porträt
Alkje Schütze


Training fee from € 5,480

minus discount for payment in one sum in advance € 100

plus room and board - only for attendance dates in Birstein

On the campus of the European Academy of Ayurveda there are guest houses available. For your overnight stay during the training you can choose from rooms of different categories. Ayurvedic full board from our organic kitchen is included in the room price.

Payment method

Deposit € 500

Final payment

a) In one sum at the latest one month before the start of the training (immediately for eLearning modules, so that we can activate your eSeminars immediately).
b) Option for participants from Germany and Austria: monthly installments of 250 EUR each by direct debit. The payment (debit) of the monthly installments will be made on the 1st of each month, starting from the month of the beginning of the training booked here, for eAcademy modules immediately. If the training begins with modules of the eAcademy, the activation takes place provisionally immediately after receipt of the deposit, regularly then after receipt of the first monthly installment.


Rosenberg gGmbH - European Academy for Ayurveda | DE - 63633 Birstein

For whom?

Particularly recommended for
- interested parties without previous medical training, who aspire to become a Heilpraktiker specializing in Ayurveda as a completely new profession
- Ayurveda practitioners, consultants and therapists, who would like to develop themselves further and officially and legally securely apply Ayurvedic medicine
- assisting medical professions (nurses, physiotherapists, etc.), who would like to work independently as Heilpraktiker.

Examination by the health authority

The state Heilpraktiker examination is not part of the training, but is taken by the health department of your place of residence. A practical seminar and a revision course prepare you optimally for it. The participants of the academy have a high success rate in the exams.

At a glance



Required previous knowledge:


Examination to become a Heilpraktiker*in (non-medical practitioner) before the health authority

645 learning hours* à 60 min.
-> 11 Modules (see below) + Learning assignments = 645 hrs

Standard period of study 20-24 months

Learning forms/hours (per module):
e.g. 45 learning hrs of which
22,5 hrs presence (3 days)
45 learning hrs of which 22,5 hrs
live-webinar (3 days)

Blended learning:
Maximum 7 of 11 modules as live webinar

Training fee from € 5.480
Already completed parts of the training will be credited: see prices

plus room and board, if applicable

* Learning hours = total number of didactically accompanied and supervised incl. lessons, prepared exercises, guided learning or guided practical exercises, learning checks practice, learning checks in each case in online or in presence or also in own work.

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Basic modules

Blood, lymphatic and immune system

3 days 3 days

Heart, circulation, hygiene

3 days 3 days

Respiration, skin, childhood diseases

3 days 3 days

Digestion, liver, oncology

3 days

Gall bladder, pancreas, endocrine system

3 days 3 days

Nervous system, eye, ear

3 days 3 days

Urogenital, Genital, Metabolism

3 days 3 days

Psychiatry, emergency medicine

3 days 3 days

Musculoskeletal system, laws

3 days

Competence modules

Only recommended towards the end of the training

Repetitorium, practical applications and exam preparation

4 days

Repetitorium and exam preparation for the Heilpraktiker

4 days

Entry-level seminars

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First get a taste, then decide - all seminars can be credited towards a later training program