PK102: Nutrition as Medicine

Cut through all the nonsense and get science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence.
  • Rapidly upskill in evidence-based nutrition
  • Gain confidence, motivation & inspiration
  • Easily cut through the noise & contradicting info
  • Easy to fit into a busy lifestyle

Approx. 20 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete

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Nutrition and science go hand in hand. Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest science and evidence in nutrition to help yourself, your family and your clients gain lasting health results.

Good nutrition is a critical part of getting results for yourself, your family or your clients. PK102: Nutrition as Medicine is designed to give you a university-level education in nutrition at a fraction of the cost. This course cuts through all the confusion and gives you a solid foundation in the science of nutrition, not just the theory.

Study online, at home, any time.

All our courses are accessed from the convenience of your computer, smartphone or tablet, 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.

World Class 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 and Professor of Public Health.

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Why are PREKURE the leaders in nutritional science?


  • PREKURE courses are taught by recognised world experts and academics.
  • PREKURE courses contain the latest evidence-informed knowledge and tools in lifestyle medicine.
  • PREKURE is endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and are approved for CME credits and CPD.


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.

Course Content

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Module 1: Nutrition Fundamentals for Human Health

We introduce the basic concepts of nutrition for human health. Here you will learn about macronutrients, micronutrients and their energy contributions. Join leading New Zealand dietician and academic, Dr Caryn Zinn, as she explores the basics of nutrition and explains how foods are digested and metabolised in the body.

Module 2: A Brief History of Human Nutrition

We examine the background behind the modern food supply and nutrition guidelines. Why do we eat the way we do? Why do the current food guidelines look the way they do? We examine dietary guidelines from around the world, and introduce the PREKURE dietary guidelines. Join Dr Caryn Zinn & Professor Grant Schofield as they explore dietary guidelines and their basis.

Module 3: The Metabolic Theory of Energy Balance

We look at why and how different macronutrients affect the body differently, and how several hormones interact to affect our hunger, fullness, energy use and storage. Join Prof Grant Schofield as he dives into how insulin, ghrelin, leptin, glucagon and incretin hormones work and explains the hormonal or metabolic theory of health. This module highlights the importance of looking deeper than just calories in, calories out.

Module 4: Different dietary approaches

In this module, we examine and explore a range of different dietary approaches, and look at the science around what works, for who, and why.

Module 5: Getting to Know your Food & Nutrients

We examine daily macronutrient requirements and look at food processing, along with a practical look into ways to analyse nutrient composition.

Module 6: Focusing on the Client

We discuss comprehensive client assessments and outline practical ways in which you can help clients meet their goals.

Approx. 20 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete

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Frequently Asked Questions

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When does the course start and finish?

This course is available for you to start immediately as soon as you enrol with online, 24/7 access. You then have 12 months to complete your short course.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. You can do this course in your own time and at your own pace, with online 24/7 access. The course can easily be completed within four weeks by committing to approximately five hours of work per week. You do however have up to 12 months to complete your course.

Do I receive any certification for completing the course?

You will receive a PREKURE Certificate of Completion for this course.

What happens after I finish the course?

If you would like to continue learning, choose another Short Course or cross-credit into one of our Certificates.

Do I need any background or previous learning in the health field?

No. This course is perfect if you want to upskill for your own benefit. You will learn many tips and tricks that will help you and your loved ones. To date, we have had GPs, nurses, full-time mums, gardeners, IT specialists, and more enrolling on this course.

I am a nurse, physio or pharmacist. Does this course counts towards my CPD credits?

Yes, it counts as 20 hours.

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

The course 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. One of our past students says, “By aligning with a professional group like PREKURE, I can reassure my clients that I am using the latest, evidence-based tools and techniques to support them.”

Is this a CME endorsed course by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGPs)?

Our courses have been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and have been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

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.

Do I get lifetime access to this course?

No. All PREKURE course content is available for 12 months from the date you enrol. Each module does however come with notes that you can download.

If you’re completing this Short Course as part of a Certificate you can retain access to your course content by joining the PREKURE Postgrad Network, an exclusive membership offering postgraduate professional support to PREKURE Certificate graduates. This includes access to updated content, resources and references as we continue to develop and re-release courses.

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