PK205: Public Health Nutrition

Professional Training in Public Health Nutrition.

  • Learn about pain points, and successful & unsuccessful intervention in public health
  • What roles do the food industry, pharmaceutical industry & academia play?
  • Maintain a high level of scientific rigor & credibility in your practice
  • Learn about the latest research findings

Approximately 15 hours of training,
completed over one month.

5 modules for just


The current food environment is pathological. Why is this? What can public health nutrition do about it?

In this course you’ll explore Public Health Nutrition, including:

  • Growth industries and conflicts of interest: what roles do the food industry, pharmaceutical industry and academia play?
  • What nutrition advice should we be listening to and giving other people?
  • What is the evidence for what works and what doesn’t in public health nutrition?

Study online, at home, any time

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.

Be free to learn in your own time, at your own pace, and in your own space.

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All our course leaders and instructors take part in the group too. Feel free to ask burning questions, support others with their questions, and make friends online. Then, meet the same people in real life at our PreKure live events.

Meet your instructor

Prof Grant Schofield

Prof Grant Schofield

Public Health

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


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Course Overview

Module 1:
Food Basics & Why Food is a Public Health Issue

Module 2: Challenges for Public Health

Module 3: Growth Industries & Conflicts of Interest

Module 4: When is the Evidence Strong Enough?

Module 5: From Public Health into Practice

Approximately 15 hours of training,
completed over one month.

5 modules for just


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


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When does the course start and finish?

The course opens on the day you enrol and you have until the end of the second month following to complete the course. For example, if you enrol on July 10th, you have until August 31st to complete the course.

Can I go at my own pace?

Yes. You have online, anytime access for one month. The course can easily be completed within four weeks by committing to approximately five hours of work per week.

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.

Do I get life-time access to the course materials?

No. However, each module comes with notes that you can download.

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.

What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase, contact us within 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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

Yes, it counts as 15 hours.

Do I have to be a Health Coach or Personal Trainer to do this course?
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 enrol in this course.
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 and credible 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 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.
Do I have to be a medical professional to do this course?
No. You can enrol in this course if you are not a medical professional or a PreKure trained Health Coach. However we highly recommend completed PK102: Nutrition as Medicine first.
Who should do this course?
This course is ideal for medical doctors, registered nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, PreKure trained Health Coaches and allied health professionals. However, it’s also perfect for people who want to upskill in specific nutrition topics for your own or your family’s benefit. Do be aware that this is an advanced course. We recommend completing PK102: Nutrition as Medicine first.

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