Become a PreKure Certified Health Coach

Qualify with a Certificate of Health Science + Certificate of Coaching Practice

  • The latest science and evidence in prevention medicine
  • No medical or health background required
  • Cohort based learning, immersive and interactive
  • Internationally certified and endorsed by HCANZA

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

Get certified for



* Payment plans available.

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 training will teach 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 combines participation in cohort-based training with access to content and community to help you achieve more than you ever thought was possible.

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

You will be taught by recognised world experts and academics who share only evidence-based knowledge and tools.

Meet your instructors

Sonya English

Sonya English

ICF qualified Coach & Registered Nurse

Masters of health practice and highly experienced critical care nurse in the acute treatment of people suffering from ill-health.

Dr Louise Schofield

Dr Louise Schofield

Behaviour Change

Health Entrepreneur with a PhD in Public Health.

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 Chris Reid

Dr Chris Reid

General Practice

Medical doctor based in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Dr Desiree Dickerson


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

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.



CERTIFICATE OF HEALTH SCIENCE: 6 Courses covering the science and theory of preventative health and lifestyle medicine:

  • 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.

Your 6 Certificate of Health Science courses:

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: 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: Maximising Your Potential as a Health Coach 

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

CERTIFICATE OF COACHING PRACTICE: 40 hours of live, interactive and immersive 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



* Payment plans available.

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


How can I learn more about PREKURE's Health Coach Training?

Come along to our virtual Open Week and learn more about Health Coaching on Tuesday 19 July at 7pm NZT / 5pm AEST – free and live over zoom.

You’ll meet PREKURE CEO and behaviour change expert Dr Louise Schofield and Health Coach Lead Sonya English. Learn what sets PREKURE’s Health Coach training above the rest, understand what you need to be a fantastic health coach, and get your questions answered in our AMA.

Sign up here.

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When does the Health Coach Training start and finish?

To become a PREKURE Certified Health Coach you will complete two Certificates: The Certificate in Health Science and the Certificate in Coaching Practice.

The Certificate in Health Science starts as soon as you enrol and you’ll have up to 12 months to complete it. There are six courses that make up the Certificate in Health Science.

The Certificate in Coaching Practice includes 40 hours of live coaching labs (mainly scheduled in the evenings and/or weekdays), 15x 2.15 hour live, online coaching labs, 2x guest labs, and 2x practice coaching gyms. You can view our lab schedule and timetables here.

Both certificates can be completed within six months with a weekly time commitment of approximately 7-10 hours per week.

Which courses make up the Certificates?

The Certificate in Health Science is made up of the following six theory courses to complete 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

The Certificate in Coaching Practice is made up of:
– Weekly or fortnightly live 2 hour online and interactive labs to learn and practice your coaching. These are held in the evenings or during a weekday (classes dependent).

What are the benefits of doing this course?

You’ll become a PREKURE Certified 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.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. You can do the six theory courses for the Certificate in Health Science in your own time and at your own pace. For the Certificate in Coaching Practice, 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.

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 do the course 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.

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.

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

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.

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.

As part of our PREKURE Network Memberships we provide you with all the ongoing support, resources and tools you’ll need to help in setting up your business including:

  • Build-a-Business Library, including resources on how to set your business up, understand your target market, and how to get clients
  • Business Coaching sessions
  • Access to our PREKURE-Expert panel for email Q&A and support
  • Find a Health Coach website listing
  • Preferential Referrals
  • Social Media package – monthly drop of articles, recipes and social posts
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 become a Health Coach?

No. There are no prior learning requirements or prerequisites to enter this course.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

We offer a 100% money back guarantee.

What type of nutrition is taught?

Nutrition training is a key part of our learning. 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. Please contact [email protected] to secure a seat in our next coaching labs class. The class is limited to 40 students.

What support will I receive after graduating?

After graduation, you are invited to join our PREKURE Network – an exclusive membership available to the PREKURE community to provide all the ongoing support, resources and tools you need to thrive in your health and coaching career.

Through the PREKURE Network we provide you with the resources to:

  • Stay connected to the PREKURE community
  • Continue to deepen your learning
  • Hone your coaching skills
  • Get ongoing supervision
  • Kick-start and grow your own business

Join the course & change your life

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Payment Options
  • 6 month payment plan
    • 6 month payment plan $1,154
    • 12 month payment plan $605


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.

Grab a copy of our Health Coach Certificate Prospectus