Certificate in Nutritional Science

Get life-changing results.

  • Easily cut through the noise & contradicting nutrition information
  • The most up-to-date science of what works & for whom
  • Study online, at home, any time
  • University-level education

Seven courses  to
complete over 12 months.

Get certified for



* Payment plans available.

Learn how to apply credible concepts of nutrition to support health and wellbeing, and talk confidently about nutrition

This online certificate is made up of the seven 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 and a nutritional toolbox of tips and tricks to get results with yourself or your clients. The next six courses go into more advanced nutritional science, delving into cutting-edge research and new information.

Discover science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence that enables 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? The wellness champion at your workplace? Perhaps you are a midwife, nurse, GP, physio, personal trainer or nutritionist. This Certificate is ideal for people at every level of experience – we’ve even had engineers, bank tellers, antique map dealers and a goat farmer complete the Nutrition Science Certificate!

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

Study online, at home, any time

All PREKURE 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, and in your own space.

Meet your instructors

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dr Caryn Zinn


Registered Dietitian with over 20 years experience.

Prof Grant Schofield

Prof Grant Schofield

Public Health

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

Dr Catherine Crofts

Dr Catherine Crofts


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

Dr Glen Davies

Dr Glen Davies

General Practice

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


What’s included


PK102: Nutrition as Medicine

Foundational nutrition science including all dietary approaches.

PK201: The Therapeutic Benefits of Keto & Low-Carb Nutrition

Cutting-edge science from world experts.

PK202: The Practice of Low-Carb & Ketogenic Nutrition

Professional training in Ketogenic nutrition and treatment.

PK203: Fasting: The Science & Practice

Professional training in the therapeutic benefits of fasting.

PK204: Weight Loss: The Science & Practice

Scientific and sustainable weight loss.

PK205: Public Health Nutrition

Professional training in public health nutrition.

PK206: Gut Health & Allergies

Cutting-edge education on metabolic health, gut health and allergies.


Seven courses  to
complete over 12 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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When does the Certificate start and finish?

The Certificate of Nutritional Science can be started immediately, at any time of 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 seven of the courses to gain your Certificate in Nutritional Science, NZQA Level 5.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. You can do the certificate in your own time and at your own pace as long as you complete it within 12 months.

Can I do the Certificate in Nutritional Science, then upgrade to the Certificate in Advanced Nutrition later?

Yes. PREKURE offers 2 types of Nutrition Certification:

(1) Certificate in Nutritional Science: This is the Certificate outlined on this page and is designed for people who want to upskill their personal knowledge in nutrition or health professionals (including nutritionists and dietitians) who want to learn the latest nutritional science and practices.
(2) Certificate in Advanced Nutrition for Health Coaches: This is designed for those who are 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 the PREKURE team.

Has the Certificate in Nutritional Science 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 been assessed to be equivalent to 21 credits (210 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.

Join the course & change your life

Payment Options
  • 6 month payment plan
    • 6 month payment plan $640
    • 12 month payment plan $335


What if I don’t like what I buy?

You’re protected by PREKURE’s unconditional, 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee. We want you to have peace of mind when you buy any of our programs, so we give you up to 30 risk-free days from the date you purchase to decide if it’s for you.

If you’re not happy with your results, simply contact us, and we will give you an instant refund. It’s that simple.

Download our resource on how to answer the most common nutrition questions