Established in 1995.
The California College of Ayurveda (CCA) was the first Ayurvedic college to open outside of India and has graduated more practitioners of Ayurvedic Medicine than all other schools in the United States. With more than 1000 graduates of their professional program and thousands more from seminars and workshops, CCA is the leader of Ayurvedic education in the United States. The college and its founder, Dr. Marc Halpern have received service awards in both India and the United States. Their graduates have and become leaders of the profession forming the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine in 1997. Along with other leaders in the country, Dr. Halpern and his graduates formed the National Ayurvedic Medical Association in 1998. CCA graduates have gone on to open successful spas and clinics across the country, present research in conferences, and even open new schools. In 2012-3, CCA published several research studies in collaboration with the UC Davis Medical School (Dermatology).