Certificate in Health Science

Start today. Upskill yourself in the most up-to-date Health Science & Practice.

  • Learn the most up-to-date science in health, mental wellbeing, nutrition & behavioural change
  • Fit it into your busy life, at your own pace, in your own space
  • Get a university-level education at a fraction of the cost
  • Gain confidence, motivation & inspiration

Six courses to complete
over 12 months.

Get certified for

$3,179

Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest science and evidence in health, nutrition, mental wellbeing & behavioural change.

  • Learn about behavioural change, neuroscience, motivational interviewing, habit formation and positive psychology, and discover the practical knowledge you need to help yourself or your family and clients make sustainable behavioural changes.
  • Get science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence that enable 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 optimise brain function, performance and wellbeing today and into old age. Find out about the science of sleep and stress so you can stay in peak mental condition.

In this course, you’ll discover the evidence base for preventative medicine, enjoy more job satisfaction and see better health outcomes for yourself, your family and your clients or patients.

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

PREKURE courses are taught by recognised world experts and academics who share only evidence-informed knowledge and tools.

Study Online, at Home, Anytime

All PREKURE courses and labs 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, and in your own space.

Meet your instructors

Dr Louise Schofield

Dr Louise Schofield

Behaviour Change

Health Entrepreneur with a PhD in Public Health.

Dr Chris Reid

Dr Chris Reid

General Practice

Medical doctor based in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dietitian

Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Dr Catherine Crofts

Pharmacist

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

Prof Grant Schofield

Prof Grant Schofield

Public Health

Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT University and professor of public health.

Dr Simon Thornley

Dr Simon Thornley

Epidemiologist

Epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist.

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Neuroscientist

Neuroscientist & Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate in the neuro-development of mental health disorders.

Sonya English

Sonya English

Registered Nurse

Critical care nurse specialist with a masters of health practice.

Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies

General Practice

Medical doctor focused on offering LCHF and Keto active management diets for chronic illness and disease.

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What's included

PK101: Behaviour as Medicine

Learn how to get real and lasting results with your clients.

PK102: Nutrition as Medicine

Cut through all the nonsense and get science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence.

PK103: Fitness as Medicine

Change your life and the lives of others through fitness.

PK104: Mind-Body Medicine

Learn the science of feeling good. This course will give you a holistic toolbox to help you and your loved ones thrive.

PK105: Making Sense of Research

Learn what and whom to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise and health research.

PK106: Maximising Your Potential as a Health Coach

Practical tools to build your business and navigate the healthcare system.

Six courses to complete
over 12 months.

Get certified for

$3,179

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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When does the Certificate in Health Science start and finish?

The Certificate in Health Science can be started immediately, at any time during the year. The courses that make up the Certificate are available for you to start and complete in your own time and at your own pace with online, 24/7 access.

You have 12 months to complete all six of the courses to gain your Certificate in Health Science.

Which courses make up the Certificate in Health Science?

The Certificate in Health Science is made up of the following six courses:

PK101: Behaviour as Medicine
PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
PK103: Fitness as Medicine
PK104: Mind-Body Medicine
PK105: Making Sense of Research
PK106: Medications & Navigating the Healthcare System.

What are the benefits of doing the Certificate?

You’ll learn up-to-date science in health, wellbeing, nutrition, mental health and behaviour change. You will receive a university-level education at a fraction of the cost, enjoy more job satisfaction and see better health outcomes for your clients or patients who suffer from chronic conditions. Earn CPD and/or CME points for nurses, pharmacists, physios and more.

How long does it take to complete the Certificate in Health Science?

You have 12 months to complete the Certificate but could realistically complete it on a part-time basis over six months. Each course usually takes approximately 15 hours of study plus an additional 15 hours of recommended reading and reflective practice. You have 12 months in which to complete the six courses.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. You can do the Certificate in your own time and at your own pace, with online 24/7 access. You have 12 months to complete the six courses that make up the Certificate.

Can I do the Certificate in Health Science to begin with, then upgrade to the Health Coach Certificate later?

Yes, you can start your training with the Certificate in Health Science, and if you choose to, upgrade to the Health Coach Certificate at a later date.

What's the difference between this Certificate and the Health Coach Training/Certificate?

The Certificate in Health Science as outlined on this page is designed for people who want to upskill their personal knowledge in lifestyle medicine, or health professionals who want to learn the latest science and practice in health. It is made up of six online theory based courses.

The Health Coach Certificate is designed for people who want to work as a Health Coach either in a primary care (like a GP clinic) or in their own business. The Health Coach Certificate is made up of this Certificate in Health Science plus the Certificate in Coaching Practice – 40 hours of live coaching labs.

If you’re not sure which Certificate best meets your needs, please book a phone call and we can talk through what options will suit you best.

Has this Certificate been assessed by NZQA for micro-credentialing?

Yes. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) ensures that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust, both nationally and internationally.

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Health Coach Certificate (Micro-credential) delivered by PREKURE which includes 6x online theory Courses as seen in the Certificate in Health Science. This has assessed it to be equivalent to 30 credits (300 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

The Australian Qualifications Framework has equivalency with the NZQA e.g. Level 5 microcredential with NZQA is the
same as Level 5 on AQF.

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 Certificate recognised for Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs)?

Yes, it is in New Zealand.  

How do I know this Certificate is credible and contains correct information?

The Certificate is scientifically-based and evidence-informed with full academic references provided for all materials. It is taught by our highly qualified, world-class teaching Faculty with extensive real-world experience including registered dietitian Dr Caryn Zinn, Professor of Public Health Grant Schofield and practising GP and fellow of the RNZCGPs, Dr Glen Davies.

What if I am unhappy with this Certificate?

If you are dissatisfied for any reason with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund, no questions asked.

What support will I receive after graduating?

After graduation you are invited to join the PREKURE Postgrad Network, an exclusive membership offering postgraduate professional support to PREKURE graduates.

PREKURE Network Membership is an optional resource for you to continue learning & developing, and provides all the ongoing support, resources and tools you need to thrive in your health and/or coaching career.

Do I get lifetime access ?

No. All PREKURE course content is available for 12 months from the date you enrol. 

However graduates can retain access to their course content by joining the PREKURE Postgrad Network, an exclusive membership offering postgraduate professional support to PREKURE graduates. This includes access to updated content, resources and references as we continue to develop and re-release courses.

What payment options are there?

You can either pay upfront in 1 payment, or take advantage of our 6 and 12 month payment plans.

6 month payment plan: Pay an additional 5% and split your payment into 6 monthly payments.

12 month payment plan: Pay an additional 10% and split your payment into 12 monthly payments.

Please note, that if you are on a payment plan you must have paid in full to be eligible to graduate.

How can I learn more?

Book a call with us.  We’d love to understand where you are at and talk about what study options will suit you best.

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Payment Options
  • 6 month payment plan
    • 6 month payment plan $556
    • 12 month payment plan $291

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