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Certificate in Health Science

Start TODAY. Up-skill yourself in Preventative Medicine.

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"By doing this Certificate I have greatly increased my knowledge and understanding of the current science around how and why to live a healthy life! It is an easy and inspiring way to learn while still doing a (very) busy life."

- Paula Holdt

This online certificate is made up of 6 courses that will give you an in-depth understanding of the latest science and evidence around:

  • Behaviour change, neuroscience, motivational interviewing, habit formation, positive psychology - giving you the practical knowledge to help yourself or your family/clients make sustainable behaviour changes.
  • 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.
  • Learn the latest trends and research in exercise and health, discover the latest techniques for longevity and optimal health, and gain a valuable understanding of the science of fitness.
  • Understand how to create a lifestyle that will optimse brain function, performance and wellbeing today and into old age. Find out about science of sleep and stress so you can stay in peak mental condition.
  • Plus much, much more!

You'll discover the evidence base for preventative medicine, enjoy more job satisfaction and see better health outcomes for yourself, your family and/or your clients/patients.

This certificate is ideal if you are a looking to to attain a university level micro credential in the field of health, lifestyle and preventative medicine. 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 this Health Science Certificate!

Each course usually takes approx 12-15 hours and has additional recommended reading and/or reflective practice.

We built this course because people are looking to up-skill in the latest science and evidence on lifestyle and preventative medicine. The courses are taught by recognised world experts and academics sharing only evidence-informed knowledge and tools.

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.

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Desiree is a Neuroscientist & Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate in the neurodevelopment of mental health disorders.

Dr Simon Thornley

Simon is an Epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist. His focus is on the health effects of excess sugar and dietary treatment for diabetes.

Dr Chris Reid

Chris is a GP and clinical lead in one of the first New Zealand practices to be accredited as a Neighbourhood Health Care Home.

Sonya English

Sonya is a critical care nurse specialist. She has a masters of health practice and has more than 27 years’ experience working with critically-unwell patients.

Courses Included with Purchase



PK101: Behaviour as Medicine
Learn how to get real and lasting results with your clients.
Dr Louise Schofield
$579
PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
Cut through all the nonsense and get science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence.
Caryn Zinn
$579
PK103: Fitness as Medicine
Change your life and the lives of others.
Professor Grant Schofield
$579
PK104: Mind-Body Medicine
Neuroscience, brain health, mental health and wellbeing.
Dr Desiree Dickerson and Professor Grant Schofield
$579
PK105: Making Sense of Research
Learn what and whom to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise, and health research.
Dr Simon Thornley
$579
PK106: Medications and Navigating the Health System
Learn how to get the best out of the health system.
Dr Chris Reid
$579

Original Price: $3,474


Frequently Asked Questions


When does this Health Science Certificate start and finish?
The Health Science Certificate 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 6 of the courses to gain your Health Science Certificate.
What are the benefits of doing the Certificate?
You’ll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Health Coach, GP, Nurse, Nutritionist, PT, mum/dad, or caregiver easier. You’ll learn the latest science and discover how to achieve sustainable behaviour change. 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 for nurses, pharmacists, physio and more.
How long does it take to complete the Health Science Certificate?
The certificate takes approx six months on a part-time basis. Each course usually takes approx 15 hours of study, and then an additional 15 hours of recommended reading and reflective practice. You have 12 months in which to complete the 6 courses.
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 6 courses that make up the Certificate.
Can I do the Health Science Certificate to begin with and then upgrade to the Health Coach Certificate later?
Yes. PreKure offers two types of Certification.
(1) Health Science Certificate. This is the Certificate outlined on this page and it is designed for (1) those looking to upskill their personal knowledge in lifestyle medicine or (2) health professionals looking to get updated with the latest science and practise. We also offer:
(2) Health Coach Certificate - and this is designed for those looking to work as a health coach either in a GP clinic or in their own business. If this is you, then please go to www.prekure.com for more information. To date, we have had GPs, nurses, full-time mums, gardeners, IT specialists, and more enrolling for this certificate.
Which courses make up the Health Science Certificate?
The Health Science Certificate is made up of the following 6 courses:
PK101: Behaviour as Medicine
PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
PK103: Fitness as Medicine
PK104: Mind-Body Medicine
PK105: Making Sense of Research
PK106: Medications and Navigating the Healthcare System.
Details of the course curriculum can be found at www.prekure.com/online-courses.
Has the Health Science Certificate been assessed by NZQA for micro-credentialing?
Yes - 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).
Do I need any background or previous learning in the health field?
No. There is no prior learning required for entry into this Certificate.
Is this course recognised for Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs)?
Yes it is in New Zealand and we are in the process of gaining this for Australian students.

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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 Health ScienceCertificate. Louise can be contacted on +64 21 488 749 on Wednesdays between 10 am - 3.pm New Zealand time.

“Love the work that you guys are doing. I remember having a grizzle on Facebook a year or two ago about the prospects of studying in the field of nutrition without just being force-fed the guidelines every step of the way, and then like magic, along came PreKure!”

- Brendan Reid