PK106: Maximising Your Potential as a Health Coach

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

  • Gain an insight into the role of a Health Coach
  • Learn how to navigate the healthcare system
  • Discover Health Coaching techniques to take your practice to the next level
  • Unlock the principles of starting your own business as a Health Coach

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

5 modules for


In this course, we delve into health coaching in primary care settings, the importance of understanding different medications, how to navigate the healthcare system and speak to medical professionals like a seasoned expert.

How has medicine changed and how will it evolve? Dr Chris Reid (GP) explains why Health Coaching is a crucial part of the future of medicine. Join PREKURE’s expert faculty as they introduce you to the tools and techniques that will help you launch a successful career as a Health Coach.

Lastly, you’ll also uncover the basic principles of starting your own business as a Health Coach and discover how to find your niche, with a wealth of knowledge from successful health business entrepreneurs Dr Ed Timings and Dr Louise Schofield.

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 Chris Reid

Dr Chris Reid

General Practice

Medical doctor based in Cornwall, United Kingdom.

Sonya English

Sonya English

Registered Nurse

Critical care nurse specialist with a masters of health practice.

Dr Catherine Crofts

Dr Catherine Crofts


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

Dr Lisa Dawson

Dr Lisa Dawson


An oncologist at Whangarei Hospital who also works privately at Canopy Care.

Prof Grant Schofield

Prof Grant Schofield

Prof Public Health

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

Dr Ed Timings

Dr Ed Timings


30 years of experience in the health field, Ed brings a dynamic approach to stress that utilises specific knowledge and inspired living. 

Dr Louise Schofield

Dr Louise Schofield

Behaviour Change

Health Entrepreneur with a PhD in Public Health.

Hear what our students are saying

Why are PREKURE the leaders in preventative lifestyle medicine?


  • 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: An overview of medicine

Learn about the history of medicine, the cost of modern medicine and why lifestyle is a key part of the solution.

Module 2: Advanced Health Coaching

Learn advanced Health Coaching techniques to take your practice to the next level, including motivational interviewing, communication and referral as well as the importance of coaching presence, reflective practice and continued professional development.

Module 3: Understanding medications

Understand the different types of medications and their classifications, how they interact with each other, how to interpret blood test results and the importance of deprescribing.

Module 4: Navigating the system

Learn how to navigate the healthcare system, from empowering clients to regain their autonomy to helpful tips and tricks for making the most out of consults with doctors. Explore the healthcare journey holistically and understand the importance of advanced care planning.

Module 5: Building your Health Coaching Business part 1

Basic principles for starting your own business as a Health Coach, including finding your niche, the three levels of business, and how to start small and grow, learn and iterate your business model.

Module 6: Building your Health Coaching Business part 2

The nitty gritty of starting your own business, from creating your vision, to identifying, finding & attracting your target clients and setting up your business (in the practical sense).

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

5 modules for


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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