Certificate in Nutritional Science

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Get the most up-to-date science and practice in nutrition. At home, from credible medical, nutrition, coaching and wellness experts.


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Learn how to apply credible concepts of nutrition to support health and well-being, and talk confidently about nutrition.

This online certificate is made up of the 7 courses outlined below. The first course you'll complete is PK102: Nutrition as Medicine, where you'll learn about food and nutrients, the metabolic theory of energy balance, different dietary approaches as well as a nutrition toolbox of tips and tricks to get results with yourself or your clients. The next 6 courses go into more advanced nutritional science, delving into cutting-edge research and new information.

Get science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence - enabling you to have intelligent and informed conversations about food by understanding the science of what works and for whom.

Are you a stay at home mum who wants to keep learning? Or maybe you are the wellness champion at your workplace? Perhaps you are a midwife, nurse, GP, physio, personal trainer or nutritionist? We have also had engineers, bank tellers, antique map dealers and a goat farmer complete the Nutrition Science Certificate!

The courses are taught by recognised world experts and academics sharing only evidence-informed knowledge and tools.

Study Online, at Home, Anytime

All our courses are accessed from the convenience of your computer, smartphone or tablet, and all from the comfort of your own home.

Be free to learn on your own time, at your own pace, in your own space!

Your Instructors

Dr Caryn Zinn

Caryn is an NZ Registered Dietitian with over 20 years of consulting experience as a dietitian.

Professor Grant Schofield

Grant is Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT University and high-achieving professor of public health.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Catherine Crofts is a Pharmacist with a PhD in the early diagnosis of metabolic disease.

Dr Glen Davies

Glen is a Medical Doctor focused on offering LCHF and Keto active management diets for chronic illness and disease.

Courses Included with Purchase

PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
Cut through all the nonsense and get science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence.
Caryn Zinn
PK201: The Therapeutic Benefits of Keto and Low Carb Nutrition
RNZCGP endorsed, cutting-edge education from world experts for those wanting to dive deeper.
Dr Caryn Zinn & Professor Grant Schofield
PK202: The Practice of Low Carb & Ketogenic Nutrition
Professional Training in Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment.
Dr Caryn Zinn & Professor Grant Schofield
PK203: Fasting: The Science and Practice
Professional Training in the Therapeutic Benefits of Fasting.
Dr Caryn Zinn & Professor Grant Schofield
PK204: The Science and Practice of Weight Loss
Scientific and Sustainable Weight Loss.
Dr Caryn Zinn & Professor Grant Schofield
PK205: Public Health Nutrition
Professional Training in Public Health Nutrition.
Professor Grant Schofield
PK206: Gut Health and Allergies
Cutting-edge education from world experts for those wanting to dive deeper.
Dr Caryn Zinn & Professor Grant Schofield

Original Price: $3,453

"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

When does the Certificate start and finish?
The Certificate of Nutritional Science can be started immediately. The courses that make up the Certificate are available for you to start and complete in your own time and at your own pace. You have 12 months to complete all 7 of the courses to gain your Certificate in Nutritional Science, NZQA Lvl 5.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. You can do the certificate in your own time and at your own pace. You have 12 months to complete the 7 courses that make up the Certificate.
Can I do the Certificate in Nutritional Science and then upgrade to the Certificate in Nutritional Coaching later?
Yes. PreKure offers 3 types of Nutrition Certification.
(1) Certificate in Nutritional Science - This is the Certificate outlined on this page and it is designed for those looking to upskill their personal knowledge in nutrition or health professionals (including nutritionists and dietitians) looking to get updated with the latest nutritional science and practice.
(2) The Certificate of Nutrition & Coaching - This is designed for those looking to work as a nutrition coach.
(3) Certificate in Advanced Nutrition for Health Coaches - This is designed for those already trained in health coaching who want to extend their nutrition expertise.

If you're not sure which Certificate best meets your needs please book a phone call with PreKure.
Has the Certificate in Nutritional Science been assessed by NZQA for micro-credentialing?
Yes - The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has been assessed to be equivalent to 30 credits (300 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
Do I need any background or previous learning in the health field?
No. There is no prior learning required for entry into this Certificate.

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