PK204: The Science and Practice of Weight Loss

Scientific and Sustainable Weight Loss.

  • Professional training in the science & practice of weight-loss
  • Practical techniques & resources you need to help manage weight
  • Maintain a high level of scientific rigor & credibility in your practice
  • Gain confidence, motivation & inspiration

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

5 modules for

$579

In this online course you’ll explore the science and practice behind weight loss, including:

  • Obesity epidemiology and what causes weight issues
  • The biology of energy balance, diving into calories, food reward and food addiction
  • Weight loss prescriptions and weight loss in practice. Hear from a practicing GP and gain a better understanding of how to address weight loss for yourself and your patients
  • Dietary approaches to weight loss
  • The case for healthy at every size (HAES)
  • Weight loss maintenance and regain
  • Weight loss across the lifespan, from childhood to older adult
  • Medical aspects of weight loss, including medications, interventions and primary care

We will arm you with the confidence, knowledge and key practice techniques you need to understand the science of weight loss and apply it to real-life scenarios. Learn how to prescribe sustainable weight loss programmes to patients to help them achieve long lasting results.

Are you ready to truly make a difference to the health outcomes of your patients or clients?

Meet your instructors

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dr Caryn Zinn

Dietitian

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

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:
Body Size Epidemiology

Module 2: The Biology of Energy Balance

Module 3: Weight Loss Prescriptions & Practice

Module 4: Weight Loss Considerations Across the Lifespan

Module 5: Medical Aspects of Weight Loss

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

5 modules for

$579

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 course recognised for Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs)?

Yes. You will receive 12.5 continuing professional development (CPD) points for completing this course.

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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