Yoga Therapy

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Therapy program is designed for students who have an interest of working in the field. Yoga is an ancient philosophical tradition and part of the mainstream in physical fitness and wellness with wellness practices that can be labeled therapeutic. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate this knowledge by participating in an internship in an aspect of yoga therapy.

Details

Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Certificate
Academic Plan
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan Code
5786
Total Credits Required
37
Catalog Year
2019-2020
What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Practice industry accepted professional and ethical behavior. 
  2. Utilize effective written and oral communication skills in accordance with the professional conventions within the field of yoga therapy.
  3. Utilize a range of movement techniques based in body knowledge to assess the therapeutic approach of yoga practitioners and demonstrate appropriate interventions.
  4. Analyze yoga philosophy, historical roots, current issues and trends in yoga therapy. 
  5. Develop and implement strategies for yoga therapy grounded in established theories, philosophies, guidelines and evidence-based research.
  6. Apply evaluative feedback from self and others to develop and refine therapeutic delivery.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

$40,810

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2018.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
PED158 Tradition and Practice of Yoga III 2
PED280 Introduction to Yoga Therapy 2
PED281 or
PED283 or
PED284
Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles or Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles or Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
PED281 or
PED283 or
PED284
Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles or Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles or Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
WED162 Meditation and Wellness 1
WED183 Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles 2
WED185 Overview of Movement Therapy Systems 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
PED281 or
PED283 or
PED284
Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles or Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles or Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
EXS250 Applied Kinesiology 4
PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 1

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
PED158 Tradition and Practice of Yoga III 2
PED280 Introduction to Yoga Therapy 2

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED281 or
PED283 or
PED284
Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles or Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles or Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
PED281 or
PED283 or
PED284
Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles or Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles or Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
WED162 Meditation and Wellness 1
WED183 Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles 2

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
WED185 Overview of Movement Therapy Systems 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
PED281 or
PED283 or
PED284
Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles or Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles or Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles 2
PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum 2

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED102YO Yoga - Intermediate 1
EXS250 Applied Kinesiology 4

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum 2
Restricted Electives Select courses from list of restricted electives below 3

Restricted Electives

BIO201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 
BIO202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 
COM225 Public Speaking 3 
EXS101 Introduction to Exercise Science 3 
EXS125 Introduction to Exercise Physiology 3 
EXS130 Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques 3 
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3 
FON241LL Principles of Human Nutrition Laboratory 1 
FON247 Weight Management Science 3 
HES271 Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries 3 

PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum (2) 2-6 
PED288 may be repeated for additional Restricted Electives credits.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Certificate of Completion in Yoga Therapy (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=135204).

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.