What is PreKure?

PreKure is a social enterprise dedicated to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) definition of human health: “a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

To improve the population’s health, we must ‘pre cure’. We must prevent ill-health in the first place and optimise for hauora/wellbeing.

We are a team of health professionals highly-educated in the science and practise of lifestyle medicine.

See About Us for more information.

What impact are you making?

We are extremely proud of the impact we are making, changing people’s lives for good. Click here to see our latest Social Impact Report.

What does PreKure do?

  • PreKure trains, develops and accredits Health Coaches. PreKure Health Coaches are the best in the world.
  • PreKure is a continuing medical education provider for medical professionals.
  • PreKure educates and provides FREE Lifestyle Medicine programs to the general public.

How does it work?

Your investment really helps. For every course you buy, we give a lifestyle medicine program for FREE. Together we can change medicine. Prevention is cure.

What is a Social Enterprise?

​Enterprise with Purpose. Social Enterprises are purpose-driven organisations that trade to deliver positive social and environmental impact.

What is Lifestyle Medicine?

In scientific terms, it is a blend of complex physiology and behavioural sciences that prevents preventable diseases and treats modifiable illness. We define Lifestyle Medicine as a personalised prescription of behavioural sciences and psychology, nutrition, sleep, and movement.

I’m a General Practitioner, why should I join PreKure?

By joining PreKure, you can create the changes in medicine that you want to see. Here are three ways to achieve this:
1. Join the movement that tackles the root cause of disease.
2. Discover the evidence base for preventive medicine.
3. Change your practice and challenge the mentality surrounding long-term conditions

NZQA Micro-Credential

NZQAThe 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.

Continued Professional Development

Are PreKure courses registered as Continued Professional Development?


CPD & CME points available. Our courses have 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.




12.5 CPD REPs points also available per course.

Individual Courses

Can I just do one of your courses?

Yes you can! Warning though, once you start you might want to keep learning!

When does each course start and finish?

If you enrol individually, the course opens on the day you enrol and you have until the end of the following month to complete the course. So for example, if you enrol on July 10th, you will have until August 31st to complete the course.

If you enrol in one of our Certifictes you have 12 months to complete the courses.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes, you can. When you enrol you gain access to the entire course(s), which you can then do at your own pace within the timeframes specified above.

Do the courses have to be completed sequentially?

No the courses can be completed in any order.

Which course should I do first?

Well that is entirely up to you and your preferences! Our most popular courses at the moment are PK102: Nutrition as Medicine and PK104: Mind-Body Medicine. We personally LOVE PK101: Behaviour as Medicine and PK103: Fitness as Medicine, actually, we love them all, of course!

A good point to note is that if you do wish to go on and do our 200 level courses you must have completed PK102: Nutrition as Medicine as a pre-requisite.

I’m worried about the technology, I feel like I got left behind in the 80’s and haven’t studied online before.

You’ll be absolutely fine! We’ve had so many before you worried about this too! The platform we use to deliver our courses is cloud-based so you do need internet access – especially to watch the videos. Remember we have a 100% money back policy if you are not happy with the course or it ends up not working for you, so there is no risk to give it a go.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

PreKure Health Coach Certificate

Why do a Health Coach Certificate?

The current health system is failing sufferers of chronic disease—we need health coaches to help solve the problem. By completing our online courses and becoming a PreKure certified Health Coach, you can support people in making the critical lifestyle changes required to dramatically improve their health and hauora/wellbeing.

Which courses make up the Certificate?

The Health Coach Certificate is made up of the following courses:

  1. PK101: Behaviour as Medicine
  2. PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
  3. PK103: Exercise as Medicine
  4. PK104: Mind-Body Medicine
  5. PK105: Making Sense of Research
  6. PK106: Medications and Navigating the Healthcare System

You must complete all six of these courses plus attend 12 x online Interactive Coaching Skills Labs. This is where you will be taught by our experienced and ICF accredited coaching faculty and 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.

You must also participate in one of our PreKureME for FREE challenges which we hold throughout the year.

When does the certificate start and finish?

You can enrol in our Health Coach Certificate at any time and immediately begin your 6 x online health courses. We then have coaching lab intakes at certain times during the year. Once you enrol you will be contacted with the coaching lab timetable. Our next block of 12 x coaching labs begins in February 2020. 

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes, you can. At the start of the intake you will gain access to all courses in full, which you can then complete at your own pace.

Do the courses have to be completed sequentially?

No the courses can be completed in any order.

Are there jobs for Health Coaches?

Yes. Health Coaches are employed in GP clinics, pharmacies, Governmental organizations, hospitals, insurance companies, corporate employers, and more. Alternatively, you can also start your own health coaching business.

How do I know if I will make a good Health Coach?

Are you passionate about health and wellbeing? Do you like to help other people and find it easy to build relationships? Are you a good listener? If so, health coaching could be for you! Health Coaches believe in people. They believe that people can change, and they bring optimism and efficiency to the change process.

What are the benefits of a Health Coach 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 as well as the art of coaching, and you’ll 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.

Can I do the Health Coach Certificate even if I don’t plan on practising as a Health Coach?

Our Health Coach Certificate is a great option for those who wish to work with clients and/or patients as a Health Coach.

If your preference is to upskill in Prevention Medicine but not work as a Health Coach then you could consider doing our Certificate in Health Science.

What’s the difference between the Health Coach Certificate and the Certificate in Health Science?

The Certificate in Health Science is designed for those wanting to upskill in lifestyle and prevention medicine.
If your intention is to work as a Health Coach in either your own business or in a GP clinic, for example, our Health Coach Certificate is for you.

What if I do the Health Certificate and then decide I want to work as a Health Coach?

You will be able to upgrade your training by paying an additional $2,000 and joining in with the next available class doing the Health Coach Certificate. You will be cross credited with any of the PK101-PK106 courses you have completed.

What are the benefits of becoming a PreKure certified Health Coach?

  • You’ll get the practical tools and resources you need to become a successful health coach.
  • You’ll learn the latest science as well as the art of coaching.
  • Enjoy the credibility that comes from being PreKure certified.
  • Gain the ability to become a member of the ‘PreKure Health Coach Team’