Certificate in Advanced Nutrition

Take your nutrition knowledge to the next level.

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Good nutrition is a critical part of getting results for yourself, your family or your clients/patients. The Advanced Certificate in Nutrition is designed to give you a university-level education in nutrition at a fraction of the cost. This certificate gives you a solid foundation in the science and practice of nutrition including Public Health Nutrition, Low-Carbohydrate and Keto diets, Fasting, Gut Health and Allergies.

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There is an increasingly obvious need for sound nutrition advice to underpin all medical and health practice. This specialised knowledge and education is essential to support people in making the critical lifestyle changes required to dramatically improve their wellbeing.

This certificate is suitable for anyone who has already completed a nutrition or health degree and wants to be up-to-date with the latest nutritional science, Health Coaches who are looking to take their nutrition knowledge to the next level, GPs and other practicing health professionals and anyone who has a passion for nutrition and learning the latest information.

By completing this certificate, you'll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Nutritionist, Health Coach, GP, Nurse, PT, or caregiver easier. You'll discover the evidence for nutrition as preventative medicine, enjoy more job satisfaction and see better health outcomes for your clients/patients.

LIVE Nutrition Labs

The Certificate in Advanced Nutrition includes 6 x Nutrition Labs with an additional 4 x Guest Speaker Labs. This is where you will be taught by our expert faculty and world-leading guest lecturers in an online live and interactive setting. You’ll apply what you’re learning in a safe environment, honing your skills so you’ll feel confident when working with real patients and/or clients.

Surrounding yourself with your fellow Nutrition students will inspire and encourage you. These interactive sessions are where you will hear from world-leading nutrition experts and get the unique opportunity to 'ask them anything'.

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Your Instructors

Dr Caryn Zinn

Caryn is an NZ Registered Dietitian and academic at AUT University. She has over 20 years of consulting experience as a dietitian and is the managing director of her nutrition and lifestyle consultancy practice.

Professor Grant Schofield

Grant is the Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT University and has all the boxes ticked in a high-achieving academic career.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Catherine has more than 20 years’ experience as a clinical pharmacist. She recently completed her PhD in the early diagnosis of metabolic disease focusing on lifestyle management. She lectures in Pharmacology at Auckland University of Technology.

Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies is a General Practitioner who focuses on offering solutions that get to the root cause of his patients chronic illness.

Dr Louise Schofield

Louise has a PhD in Public Health and develops behaviour change programs that achieve results.

George Henderson

George began working with Grant Schofield as a backroom researcher in 2014. His peer-reviewed articles and letters have been published in journals including BMJ, Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, JAMA, and Annals Internal Medicine.


Why do the Certificate?

Adds a valuable nutrition certification to your existing qualification and knowledge base.

Learn how to apply credible concepts of nutrition to support health and wellbeing.

Taught by industry leaders including, registered dietitian Dr Caryn Zinn and Professor of Public Health Grant Schofield.

"Professor Grant Schofield and dietitian Dr Caryn Zinn are the leaders of the food revolution in New Zealand and Australia and now they are taking their message to the world"

- Professor Tim Noakes, OMS, MBChB, MD, DSc,PhD, Emeritus Professor University of Cape Town,South Africa. Author of The Real Meal Revolution.

"Loved the sensible approach to nutrition and the acknowledgement that HOW you eat is just as important as WHAT you eat. The research findings in this course were very interesting and I’m excited to use the nutrition toolbox ideas with my family and clients."

- Jules Clancy, Founder, Stonesoup & Cookbook Author

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should do this course?
Health Coaches, Medical doctors, registered Nurses, Dietitians, Nutritionists, Allied Health Professionals. However, this course is also perfect if you are looking to up-skill yourself in Nutrition for your own or your family's benefit. Do be aware that it is an advanced course. If you are not an existing health professional, please complete PK102: Nutrition as Medicine before beginning this course.
What are the benefits of doing the course?
Treat the root causes of your and/or your patients conditions. Get the practical techniques and resources you need to help understand and treat specific conditions. Maintain a high level of scientific rigor and credibility in you practice.
Is this a CME endorsed course by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGPs)?
Our courses have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.
I am a Nurse, Physio or Pharmacist - does this course counts towards my CPD credits?
Yes, each course counts as 15 hours.
How long will it take to complete the full certificate?
There are 6 x online knowledge-based courses that make up the Certificate. Each course usually takes approx 7-12 hours. There are 10 x 2 hour live & Interactive Nutrition Labs. Of these, 6 are compulsory plus there are 4 guest speaker labs. These labs are offered 1-2 times per month.
Do I have to be a medical professional to do the certificate?
No. You can enroll in this certificate if you are not a medical professional or a PreKure-trained Health Coach. However, you will need to complete and pass PK102: Nutrition as Medicine before beginning this Certificate.
How do I know the courses are credible and contains correct information?
The courses are scientifically based, with full academic references provided for all materials. It is taught by registered dietitian Dr Caryn Zinn, Professor of Public Health Grant Schofield, and practising GP and fellow of the RNZCGPs, Dr Glen Davies.
When does the certificate start and finish?
You gain access to the courses in the Certificate as soon as you enrol. The two lab intakes for 2020 are March 26 and the second is August 6. Labs are held fortnightly. You have twelve months to complete the Certificate (including finishing the courses and labs). This is easily achievable.
What are the benefits of doing the Certificate?
You’ll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Nutritionist, Health Coach, GP, Nurse, PT, mum/dad, or caregiver easier. You’ll learn the latest science as well as the art of nutritional advising. You’ll discover the evidence base for preventive medicine. Enjoy more job satisfaction and see better health outcomes for your clients/patients who suffer from chronic conditions. Earn CPD and/or CME points.
Which courses make up the Certificate?
The Certificate in Advanced Nutrition consists of the following 6 x knowledge based courses and also attendance and completion of 6 x 2hr online LIVE & interactive Nutrition Labs.
PK201: Keto and Low Carb Nutrition - The Therapeutic Benefits (Science)
PK202: The Practice of Low Carb & Keto Nutrition
PK203: The Science and Practice of Fasting and Intermittent Fasting
PK204: The Science & Practice of Weight Loss
PK205: Public Health Nutrition
PK206: Nutrition, Gut Health, and Allergies
What if I have already completed one or more of the PK200 level courses that make up this Certificate?
Great! Please email us at [email protected] and we will send you a special link that takes into account the courses you have already completed. Please note that PK205: Nutrition & Public Health will be released in February 2020 and PK206 will be released in March 2020.
Is this course accredited by NZQA?
We are currently in the process of applying for this micro-credential. We expect to have the level confirmed by March.
When will the LIVE online Labs be scheduled for?
The 10 x Nutrition Labs that make up the Certificate will formally begin in March 2020. They will be scheduled on a fortnightly basis.

This certificate has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Health Coach Certificate (Micro-credential) delivered by PreKure and has assessed it to be equivalent to 30 credits (300 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). This is equivalent to University Level education.

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Keep me in the loop about this Certificate

Serious about signing up but want to talk to someone first?

Dr Louise Schofield (Co-founder here at PreKure) is available to answer any questions you may have about PreKure's Certificate in Advanced Nutrition. Louise can be contacted on +64 21 488 749, text her and request a call back.