Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy - CCL

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. 

Program Code

5786 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Therapy

Other Degree Options

  • Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Yoga Therapy 

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.  

How long will it take?

It takes a minimum of 24 months as a full-time student including summer school. 

Cost

  • $3,361 for in-state tuition and fees
  • $12,278 for out-of-state tuition and fees. 

Textbooks

  • $912 for books and supplies.  

Program Curriculum

Fall 

  • PED102YO Intermediate Yoga (1 credit) (required)
  • PED158 Yoga Philosophy III (2 credits)
  • PED280 Introduction to Yoga Therapy (2 credits)
  • PED281 Yoga Therapy Upper Body Principles, 283 Yoga Therapy Lower Back Principles OR 284 Yoga Therapy Knee Principles (*offered on a rotating basis each semester; these are only given credit for taking the class one time) (2 credits)
  • WED162 Meditation and Wellness (1 credit)

Required Non-Credit classes Fall: 

  • Yoga Therapy Class 
  • Carolyn Belko Yoga Therapy with a Senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor 
  • Pranayama 
  • Restorative 

Spring 

  • PED102YO Intermediate Yoga (1 credit) (required)
  • WED Intro. To Ayurvedic Principles (2 credits)
  • WED185 Overview of Movement Therapy Systems (2 credits)
  • EXS250 Kinesiology (4 credits)
  • PED281 Yoga Therapy Upper Body Principles, 283 Yoga Therapy Lower Back Principles OR 284 Yoga Therapy Knee Principles (*offered on a rotating basis each semester; these are only given credit for taking the class one time) (2 credits)

Required Non-Credit classes Spring: 

  • Yoga Therapy Class 
  • Carolyn Belko Yoga Therapy with a Senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor 
  • Pranayama 
  • Restorative 

Fall 

  • PED102YO Intermediate Yoga (1 credit) (required)
  • PED288 Yoga Therapy Practicum (2 credits) (6 credits required)
  • *Electives (counted as extra hours beyond the 800 required) 

Required Non-Credit classes Fall: 

  • Yoga Therapy Class 
  • Carolyn Belko Yoga Therapy with a Senior Iyengar Yoga Instructor 
  • Pranayama 
  • Restorative

 

MCCCD Program and Award Information
Effective term: 
2014 Spring
Final term: 
2019 Summer
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
37
CIP Code: 
51.3602
Description

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.

Award notes

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

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-23
PED102YOYoga - Intermediate (1) AND
Certificate of Completion in Yoga Instruction (5446) (22) OR
Permission of Program Director0-23
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:25
EXS250Applied Kinesiology4
PED102YOYoga - Intermediate (1)4
Four (4) semesters of PED102YO course is required.
 
PED158Tradition and Practice of Yoga III2
PED280Introduction to Yoga Therapy2
PED281Yoga Therapy - Upper Body Principles2
PED283Yoga Therapy - Low Back Principles2
PED284Yoga Therapy - Knee Principles2
PED288Yoga Therapy Practicum2
WED162Meditation and Wellness1
WED183Introduction to Ayurvedic Principles2
WED185Overview of Movement Therapy Systems2
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:12
BIO201Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO202Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
COM225Public Speaking3
EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science3
EXS125Introduction to Exercise Physiology3
EXS130Strength Fitness-Physiological Principles and Training Techniques3
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition3
FON241LLPrinciples of Human Nutrition Laboratory1
FON247Weight Management Science3
HES271Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries3
 
PED288Yoga Therapy Practicum (2)2-6
PED288may be repeated for additional Restricted Electives credits.
Competencies
  • Identify postural misalignments. (PED102YO, PED280, EXS250)
  • List different therapeutic options available. (WED185, WED162)
  • Discuss physical conditions that can most benefit from Yoga Therapy. (PED280)
  • Identify elements of Yoga Therapy. (PED280)
  • Establish a stable yoga asana practice. (PED102YO)
  • Identify human anatomy and applicable movement principles. (EXS250)
  • List muscles of the body and how they function. (EXS250)
  • Select appropriate asanas for orthopaedic issues. (PED280, PED281, PED283, PED284, PED102YO)
  • Discuss the historical origins of yoga. (PED158)
  • Describe philosophical base of yoga asana practice. (PED158)
  • Explain the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. (PED158)
  • Analyze movement patterns. (EXS250, PED280, PED281, PED283, PED284, PED102YO)
  • Discern between function and dysfunction relating to movement patterns. (EXS250, PED280, PED281, PED284, PED102YO)
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills in application of therapeutic principles. (PED280, PED281, PED283, PED284, PED288)
  • Communicate effectively with medical professionals. (PED288)