Health Coach Certificate

Become a PreKure certified Health Coach. Endorsed by HCANZA.

  • The latest science and evidence in prevention medicine
  • No medical or health background required
  • Immersive, interactive, online
  • Internationally certified

Six courses and 15 live labs to
complete over 12 month.

Get certified for

$6,595

The world’s best health coach training by leading medical, nutrition, coaching and wellness experts, in the comfort of your own home. 

We have something in common with each other: we both want to help people. We have built this course to teach you the tools to change people’s lives forever.

Join us.

Health Coaches come in all different forms.

You might have that inner urge to make a difference in the world, and support people on their health journey.

You may have had your own health journey, seeing the impact living a healthier life can make to your energy, health, happiness, work and relationships.

If you’re a health professional you may have experienced that frustration working within the traditional health paradigm, where patients struggle to implement advice and change their behaviours.

Whatever your background, health coaching is a gateway for you to make positive and meaningful change in other people’s lives.

 

What makes Health Coaching so effective?

The traditional healthcare paradigm views the health practitioner as the expert. The expert sets the treatment goals, focuses on why the patient hasn’t made the changes they need to, and provides advice and solutions.

This approach often doesn’t work. We only need to look around to see that. People are overweight, still smoke, drink too much, don’t sleep enough… the list goes on.

Behavioural change is hard. That’s why Health Coaching offers a different approach.

Health Coaching works

In Health Coaching, we use cutting-edge scienctific information to work alongside our clients as partners. We respect clients as the experts in their own lives. Patients choose their own areas to focus on, and as coaches we meet them where they’re at.

Coaching is more effective in driving behavioural change because it connects with clients’ emotions and values. It appeals to our core emotional drivers which govern our behaviour.

When you think about it, all our behaviours come from emotional drivers. Whether it is the need to be accepted, feel loved, ease anxiety, or free us distraction, emotions are the key to behavioural change.

The PreKure Health Coach Certificate teaches you the core elements of science and evidence in preventative and lifestyle medicine. It will also give you the coaching skills you need to engage with people in a way that builds trust, connects with emotions, and drives meaningful and sustainable behaviour change.

What makes PreKure the leader and most trusted organisation to train with?

PreKure is internationally certified in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.

The Health Coach Certificate is taught by recognised world experts and academics who share only evidence-based knowledge and tools.

Meet your instructors
Dr Carlo Bellini

Dr Carlo Bellini

Lead Coach

Medical doctor and internationally trained Coach.
Dr Louise Schofield

Dr Louise Schofield

Behaviour Change

Health Entrepreneur with a PhD in Public Health.
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.
Dr Chris Reid

Dr Chris Reid

General Practice

Medical doctor based in Cornwall, United Kingdom.
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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 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: Mental Health & 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 who to believe when it comes to the latest nutrition, exercise and health research.

PK106: Medications & Navigating the Healthcare System

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

In these courses we cover:

  • Science-based nutritional knowledge, tools and confidence, which will enable you to have intelligent and informed conversations about food by understanding the science of what works, for whom and when.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Behavioural change, neuroscience, motivational interviewing, habit formation and positive psychology, giving you practical knowledge to help your family and clients make sustainable behavioural changes.

Online interactive coaching labs

The course includes 40 hours of live, online coaching Labs. During these sessions, you will be taught by our expert coaching faculty in a trusted, immersive and interactive setting. You’ll apply what you’re learning to real-world scenarios, honing your skills so you’ll feel confident working with real clients.

Classes have around 40 students from all backgrounds, both health and non-health professionals.

The classes allow you to bring your full self – your experiences, professional experience and personality – to our online coaching ‘arena’.

In the arena, we create a safe environment to learn, where you will surround yourself with your fellow Health Coach students who will inspire and encourage you.

During these interactive sessions, you will practice and share your experiences together. These labs are an integral part of the PreKure Health Coaching training process and your success.

All our courses and labs are accessed from the convenience of your computer, smartphone or tablet, and all from the comfort of your own home.

Six courses and 15 live labs to
complete over 12 months.

Get certified for

$6,595

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 the Certificate start and finish?
The Health Coach Certificate starts as soon as you enrol and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete it. The Certificate can be completed within six months with a weekly time commitment of approximately seven hours per week. There are six courses that make up the Certificate, along with 15x 2.15 hour live, online coaching labs, 2x guest labs, and 2x practice coaching gyms.
What are the benefits of doing the Health Coach Certificate?
You’ll become a PreKure Health Coach ready to work as a Health Coach. Once you meet the assessment criteria and graduate, you will be eligible to use the “PreKure Certified Health Coach” endorsement and be eligible for Professional Membership to Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA). PreKure is recognised by medical professionals as being credible and of the highest standard. You will go on a personal discovery of transformation and gain the knowledge and tools of how to live your best life. You’ll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Health Coach easier. You’ll learn the latest science and the art of coaching. You’ll learn and practice your coaching skills which will give you the confidence to teach other people how they too can live their best lives.
Which courses make up the Certificate?
The Health Coach Certificate is made up of the following:

– Attend weekly or fortnightly live 2.15 hour online and interactive labs to learn and practice your coaching. These are held in the evenings or during a weekday(classes dependent)
– Complete the six theory courses in your own time and at your own pace:
PK101: Behaviour as Medicine
PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
PK103: Fitness as Medicine
PK104: Mental Health & Mind-Body Medicine
PK105: Making Sense of Research
PK106: Medications & Navigating the Healthcare System

What happens in the coaching skills labs?
This is where you will be taught by our coaching faculty in an online live and interactive setting. You’ll apply what you’re learning in a safe environment, honing your skills so you’ll feel confident when working with real patients or clients. Surrounding yourself with your fellow Health Coach students will inspire and encourage you. These interactive sessions are where you, as students, train and share your experiences together and are a really important part of the PreKure Health Coaching training process.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. You can do the certificate in your own time and at your own pace. You will work on the majority of the courses at a time that suits you, however there are 40 hours of live coaching labs that will be scheduled mainly in the evenings and/or weekdays. Email [email protected] to ask about the schedule.
Are there jobs for Health Coaches?
Yes. Health Coaches are employed in GP clinics, pharmacies, government organisations, hospitals, insurance companies, corporate organisations, and more. Alternatively, you can start your own health coaching business. We provide ongoing support and advice to help our HCC graduates kick-start their businesses, including client referrals and templated coaching programs. When you become a PreKure Health Coach, you become part of our extensive and connected, nurturing network.
Can I do the Health Coach Certificate even if I don’t plan on practicing as a Health Coach?
Yes. Many of our students go on a personal journey of discovery and transformation for themselves when studying to become a Health Coach. The skills you learn can be included in your everyday life and potentially in your current job role. Email [email protected] have a chat to one of our graduates.
How do I know if I will make a good Health Coach?
If you’re passionate about health and wellbeing, like to help other people and find it easy to build relationships, and are a good listener, 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.
As a Health Coach, who is your typical client?
It really depends on what your niche is going to be. It’s important to understand what your unique strengths are as a potential Health Coach. Then, you need to understand who your ideal target market would be. Some examples of typical clients are:

– Middle-aged women going through perimenopause and struggling with weight, sleep, etc
– Millennial women having a hard time finding balance in their lives
– Middle-aged men looking to lose weight and get fit
– Retired couples wanting to age well and stay off medication
– Cancer survivors wanting to stay in remission and be as healthy as possible

Is setting up my own Health Coach business achievable?
Absolutely. We recommend that you start your business on a part-time basis then progress from there. We provide you with ongoing support and help in setting up your business including:

– how to set your business up, understanding your target market, and how to get clients
– ongoing access to our Faculty for email Q&A and support

Has this course 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).

Is this Certificate recognised internationally?
We follow the International Coaches Federation (ICF) core competencies, definition of coaching and code of ethics. We are a recognised training provider for Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association (HCANZA),the Canadian Health Coach Alliance, and the United Kingdom Health Coaches Association (UKHCA).
Do I have to be a health or medical professional to do the Health Coach Certificate?
No. There are no prior learning requirements or prerequisites to enter this Certificate.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We offer a 100% money back guarantee.
What type of nutrition is taught in this Health Coach Certificate?
Nutrition training is a key part of our Health Coach Certificate. Students are trained in the fundamentals of nutritional science using the very latest science and thinking. PreKure does not give you 100 different nutrition theories and let you flounder around trying to work out which is best. We give you a comprehensive up-to-date university-level understanding of nutrition, then teach you what works best, when and for whom, according to the latest science and practices.
Is it too late to enrol?

No! You can enrol at any time during the year with the live coaching labs scheduled at different times during the year. Our next class will begin mid-February 2021. Please contact [email protected] to secure a seat in our next coaching labs class. The class is limited to 40 students.

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