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

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Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest science and evidence in nutrition.

  • 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 a looking to 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


Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Dr Catherine Crofts


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 and public health medicine specialist.

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Dr Desiree Dickerson


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: Medications and Navigating the Health System

Learn how to get the best out of the New Zealand health system.

Approx 7 hours of training,
completed over one month.

6 modules for just


The NZQA has evaluated the Health Coach Certificate (Micro-credential) and assessed it to be equivalent to 30 credits at Level 5 on the NZQF.

Frequently Asked Questions


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When does this Health Science Certificate start and finish?

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

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 Health Science Certificate?

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. You have 12 months to complete the six courses that make up the Certificate.

Can I do the Health Science Certificate to begin with, 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 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.
(2) Health Coach Certificate: This is designed for people who want to work as a health coach either in a GP clinic or in their own business. If this is you, please go to the health coach page for more information. 

Which courses make up the Health Science Certificate?

The Health Science Certificate 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.

Has the Health Science Certificate been assessed by NZQA for micro-credentialing?

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).

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.  

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