PK203: Fasting: The Science and Practice

Professional Training in the Therapeutic Benefits of Fasting.

  • Understand the science of fasting
  • Gain confidence in the practice of fasting for yourself & your clients
  • Learn about cell regeneration & autophagy
  • Master the 10 rules of fasting

Approx. 15 hours of training,
with 12 months to complete

5 modules for


In this online course, you’ll explore the science behind fasting and understand how to put this into practice for yourself or your patients.

We will arm you with the confidence, knowledge and key practice techniques you need to master the art of fasting and make the most of its benefits.

Done well, fasting can help with weight loss, preventing and improving chronic diseases, allowing the body’s cells to repair themselves, enhancing immune function, improving cognition, and promoting longevity. Learn how to use fasting as a technique to treat the root causes of your or your patients’ conditions. Get the practical techniques and resources you need to fast the best way for you. Maintain a high level of scientific rigor and credibility in your practice.

You will learn the science of:

  • Fasting basics, types of fasting, the mechanisms of fasting, and who can benefit from fasting
  • Cell regeneration and autophagy
  • Detox, energy balance and burning, and growth hormones
  • Hormesis, immunity and ketones
  • Insulin and glucose in terms of fasting
  • The scientific loose ends around fasting

And the practice of fasting:

  • What to eat and when
  • The 10 rules of fasting
  • Fasting troubleshooting
  • Medical considerations
  • A GP’s perspective on fasting

Are you ready to truly make a difference to the health outcomes of your patients or clients? Fasting could be the answer.

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.


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Course Overview

Module 1:
Fasting: The What, Why & How

Module 2: Cell Regeneration, Detox & Immunity

Module 3: Insulin, Glucose & Scientific Loose Ends

Module 4: The Practice of Fasting

Module 5: Medical Considerations

Approx. 15 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.

How long will it take to complete?
The course usually takes approximately 12-15 hours to complete. It consists of 5x approximately 90-minute modules, with each module requiring a further 90 minutes of reading and reflective practice.
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.

Who should do this course?

This course is ideal for medical doctors, registered nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, PREKURE trained Health Coaches and allied health professionals.

It is also perfect for people who want to upskill for your own or your family’s benefit. 

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

Yes, it counts as 15 hours.

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.

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.”

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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