Information for the
Additional Documents Requested in the
Accreditation Application, Section V
documents requested by IAYT are based on good business practices. Sample documents are found at the end of this page. The goal is
to support the integrity and transparency of the school offering the program,
protecting both students and the school. The list of requested documents
includes the following:
· Student Application Form
· Teacher CV/Resume
· Enrollment Form
· Code of Conduct/Ethics Statement
· Student Information Materials,
including, but not exclusive to, catalog, student handbook
syllabi are the outlines of the courses, modules or semesters in a program. The Accreditation Committee’s goal is to
get a sense of the subject matter and the flow of material presented in the
program. It can be presented in a sequential outline or as a time schedule.
the syllabi material, please develop the materials so we may see the following:
· The name of each course;
· Objectives or learning outcomes
for each course;
· Prerequisites, if applicable (this
may be specific to the sequencing of modules);
· Faculty for each course;
· List of subject matter presented for
· The flow of the class
presentations for each course;
· Homework assignments and how they
will be assessed; and
· Learning resources and texts.
course information is required for transfer hours, specialty programs, and
distance learning courses. We want to see where they come in the flow of the
their unique presentation, schools will require different information in an
application form. The IAYT Training Requirements include completion of a
foundational yoga program of at least 200 hours, one year of teaching, and one
year of personal practice. The student application should include documentation
of these three requirements. It is advisable to have students include a copy of
their teacher training certificate with their application.
also choose to require references and conduct personal interviews.
Enrollment Forms See Policy #12 in the Policy and
An enrollment form is a legal document/contract, signed
by the student and an authorized representative from the school that protects
both the student and the school. It details, among other things, the program,
tuition and fees, payment schedule, and refund policy. A school offering a yoga
therapy program must have an enrollment form for students containing, at a
minimum, the following:
School name and contact information;
Time period covered by the agreement;
Disclosure of all tuition, fees, books and supply
costs, and any other additional expenses;
Disclosure statement of finance charges, if
Schedule of payments;
Legal signature of the student, including the date
signature of the school representative, including the date signed.
enrollment form and payment schedule may be separate documents. Both must be
submitted with your application.
here for sample enrollment forms with payment schedules, including refund policies (General) (Veterans).
vocational school laws will have required components for enrollment forms and
refund policies. You may choose to visit your state’s vocational school law website
to learn the requirements within your state. Although IAYT does not require
your program to be registered with the state, using its well-designed materials
is worth considering.
Code of Conduct See
Policy #10 in the
Policy and Procedure Manual
A school offering a yoga therapy program must have a code
of conduct or similar policy statement that defines
acceptable action and behavior on the part of board members, staff, faculty,
students, and anyone else who may be involved in the operations and activities
of the school and the program.
There are many types of code of conduct statements. Please
submit your statement, which, according to Policy #10 in the Policy and Procedures Manual, is to be based
on what ”defines acceptable action and behavior on the part of board members, staff,
faculty, students, and anyone else who may be involved in the operations and
activities of the school and the program.” As a yoga-based program,
you are encouraged to use the foundation of yama
and niyama in your code of
Student Informational Materials, including
catalog, student handbook, and/or other relevant materials See
Policy #13 in the Policy
and Procedure Manual.
school offering a yoga therapy program must provide to applicants and students
a catalog, student handbook, and/or other materials that contain the
information required under the IAYT Policy on Student Information. Note that
this information can be provided electronically or on the school’s website. If the
Student Information Materials are provided to students electronically, please
upload the materials in PDF format as part of your application.
The goal of a business, and providing yoga therapy is a
business, is to model, even within the training program, good business
practices. The key is transparency. Documenting school policies and pertinent information
in writing clarifies the expectations and obligations on the part of both the administration
and the student. It is a way of fostering trust and decreasing the likelihood
of misunderstandings. It clarifies and documents basic guidelines for the
You are required to have the following components in your
Admissions requirements and procedures;
Transfer credit and advanced standing policies,
including the criteria for accepting transfer
Tuition, fees, and refund policies;
Opportunities and requirements for financial aid, if
Academic performance requirements;
Rules for student conduct;
Student disciplinary procedures;
Student grievance procedures;
Grading and attendance policies;
Program completion requirements;
Members of the administration, including their
Professional education and qualifications of full- and
Members of the governing board, if applicable;
Non-discrimination policy – See Policy #11 in the Policy and Procedure Manual;
Program sequence or outline;
Description of each major component of the yoga
Description of the learning and other physical
· Leave of
absence policy, if applicable.
Other information you may want to consider include the
· Faculty bios;
· Basic school information (e.g., location,
· Safety policy (e.g., nut-free, no
smoking, no alcohol, no drugs, no guns);
· Placement policy;
· Transferability of your courses;
· School’s policy on transferring
from other schools;
· Credit for previous training; and
· Postponement of classes.
Click here for a sample Administrative and
Course Completion Policies statement.
Click here for a sample Attendance Policy statement.
Click here for a sample Classroom Policies statement.
Click here for a sample Payment Policy statement.
Click here for a sample Progress and Dismissal
Click here for a sample Refund Policy statement.
Click here for a sample Refund for Veteran
Students Policy statement.
Click here for a sample Student Complaint
Policy and a sample Student Grievance Procedures statements.
Click here for a sample Student Handbook.
vocational school laws will have required components for grievance policies,
refund policies and other school hand book forms. You may choose to visit your state’s
vocational school law website to learn the requirements within your state.
Although IAYT does not require your program to be registered with the state,
using its well-designed materials is worth considering.
transcript is the documentation
of completed course work and the grade/assessment for each course in
A certificate should be signed by the Program Director
and the Senior Teacher. If these positions are held by the same person, then
only one signature is suggested. A certificate could include other information,
such as the following:
· Hours in the program;
· Signature of teacher(s) other
than the Senior Teacher;
· Congratulatory statement
Advertising See Policy #15 in the Policy
and Procedure Manual
IAYT requires all advertisements
and other promotional materials to be truthful and accurate and not include any
misleading statements. IAYT may request samples of advertising/promotional
materials at any time.
Different interpretations of
language used in school/program advertising and informational materials is a
frequent issue students and schools/programs. Therefore, clarity in advertising language is essential.
We will compare the language and the syllabi to ensure there is continuity in
language in the school’s/program’s presentation to students.
For the purpose of the
application, we will also review the school/program website information and its
social media sites.
Library of Sample Documents