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. PLUS 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 year.
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 and the second is October. 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 10 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.
Has this course been assessed by NZQA for micro-credentialing?
Yes - The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Advanced Certificate in Nutrition (Micro-credential) delivered by PreKure and has assessed it to be Level 6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
When will the LIVE online Labs be scheduled for?
The 10 x Nutrition Labs that make up the Certificate will be scheduled on a fortnightly basis. Our next cohort is starting in October 2020. Please talk to Paula Ross our Customer Care Advisor to discuss the schedule.
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