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Health Coach Certificate

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Get the world's best health coach training. At home, from credible medical, nutrition, coaching and wellness experts.

So you can live your best life.

Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest science
and evidence in prevention medicine.

We built this Certificate because people are looking to coach others in the latest science and evidence on lifestyle and prevention medicine. The courses that make up the Certificate are taught by recognised world experts and academics sharing only evidence-based knowledge and tools.

  • Behaviour change, neuroscience, motivational interviewing, habit formation, positive psychology - giving you the practical knowledge to help your family/clients make sustainable behaviour changes.
  • Science-based nutrition knowledge, tools and confidence - enabling you to have intelligent and informed conversations about food by understanding the science of what works, for whom and when.
  • Learn the latest trends and research in exercise and health, discover the latest techniques for longevity and optimal health, and gain a valuable understanding of the science of fitness.
  • Understand how to create a lifestyle that will optimise brain function, performance and wellbeing today and into old age. Find out about science of sleep and stress so you can stay in peak mental condition.

Practice the art and skill of coaching people in a safe and supportive environment.

The course includes 12 x 2 hour online LIVE coaching Labs. This is where you will be taught by our expert coaching faculty in an online live and interactive setting. You’ll apply what you’re learning in a safe environment, honing your skills so you’ll feel confident when working with real patients and/or clients.

Surrounding yourself with your fellow Health Coach students will inspire and encourage you. These interactive sessions are where you will practice and share your experiences together and are an integral part of the PreKure Health Coaching training process and your success.

Study Online, at Home, Anytime

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 on your own time, at your own pace, in your own space!

Your Instructors

Dr Carlo Bellini

Carlo is our Lead Coach for the Health Coach Certificate. A medical doctor and internationally-trained Coach he brings together the perfect mix of skills to train you.

Dr Louise Schofield

Louise has a PhD in Public Health and develops behaviour change programs that achieve results.

Dr Caryn Zinn

Caryn is an NZ Registered Dietitian with over 20 years of consulting experience as a dietitian.

Professor Grant Schofield

Grant is Director of The Centre for Human Potential at AUT University and high-achieving professor of public health.

Dr Catherine Crofts

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

Dr Glen Davies

Glen is a Medical Doctor focused on offering LCHF and Keto active management diets for chronic illness and disease.

Dr Desiree Dickerson

Desiree is a Neuroscientist & Clinical Psychologist with a doctorate in the neurodevelopment of mental health disorders.

Dr Simon Thornley

Simon is an Epidemiologist and public health medicine specialist. His focus is on the health effects of excess sugar and dietary treatment for diabetes.

Dr Chris Reid

Chris is a GP and clinical lead in one of the first New Zealand practices to be accredited as a Neighbourhood Health Care Home.

Sonya English

Sonya is a critical care nurse specialist. She has a masters of health practice and has more than 27 years’ experience working with critically-unwell patients.

The Health Coach Certificate is made up of 6 online courses and 40 hours of live, interactive coaching labs.

Overview


  PK101: Behaviour as Medicine
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  PK102: Nutrition as Medicine
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  PK103: Fitness as Medicine
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  PK104: Mind-Body Medicine
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  PK105: Making Sense of Research
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  PK106: Navigating the Health System
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  Question and Answer sessions (2 x 1 hr sessions)
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  Additional Resources
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Health Coach Graduate December 2019 - Paula Holdt

"PreKure is a place where you WILL learn about health. You are encouraged to keep learning and expanding your mind with different topics of health. All lecturers are available to talk with about all aspects of your life to help and support you through your learning. The Health Coaching Certificate through PreKure is life changing. The live coaching labs really help you dive deep into what coaching is really like. You just never know who you will find deep down inside you that is ready to shine".

- Tracey Kimberley

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the Certificate start and finish?
The Health Coach Certificate starts as soon as you enrol and you'll have up to 12 months to complete it. The Certificate can be completed within six months with a weekly time commitment of approximately seven hours per week. There are six courses that make up the Certificate, and 12 x two hour online LIVE Coaching Labs, and a practical lifestyle medicine program (PreKureME).
What are the benefits of doing the Health Coach Certificate?
You’ll become a PreKure certified Health Coach ready to work as a health coach. You will be eligible to use the "PreKure certified Health Coach' endorsement. PreKure is recognised by medical professionals as being credible and of the highest standard. You will go on a personal discovery of transformation and gain the knowledge and tools of how to live your best life. You'll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a Health Coach easier. You’ll learn the latest science as well as the art of coaching. You’ll learn and practice your coaching skills giving you confidence to teach other people how they too can live their best life.
Which courses make up the Certificate?
The Health Coach Certificate is made up of the following steps: STEP 1 - Complete a 21-day Lifestyle Medicine Program as a self-experiment (PreKureME) STEP 2 - Attend weekly or fortnightly LIVE 2 hour online and interactive labs to learn and practice your coaching. These are held in the evenings or during a weekday. STEP 3 - Complete the 6 theory courses in your own time and at your own pace: PK101: Behaviour as Medicine PK102: Nutrition as Medicine PK103: Fitness as Medicine PK104: Mind-Body Medicine PK105: Making Sense of Research PK106: Medications and Navigating the Healthcare System
What happens in the Coaching Skills Labs?
This is where you will be taught by our coaching faculty in an online live and interactive setting. You’ll apply what you’re learning in a safe environment, honing your skills so you’ll feel confident when working with real patients and/or clients. Surrounding yourself with your fellow Health Coach students will inspire and encourage you. These interactive sessions are where you as students train and share your experiences together and are a really important part of the PreKure Health Coaching training process.
Can I go at my own pace?
Yes. You can do the certificate in your own time and at your own pace. The majority of the courses you will work on at a time that suits you, however there is approximately 20 hours of LIVE tutorials (Coaching Labs) that will be scheduled in the evenings and/or week day. There will be some flexibility in when these occur to ensure this works with your busy lifestyle.
Are there jobs for Health Coaches?
Yes. Health Coaches are employed in GP clinics, pharmacies, Governmental organisations, hospitals, insurance companies, corporate employers, and more. Alternatively, you can also start your own health coaching business. We provide ongoing support and advice to help our HCC graduates kick start their businesses., including client referrals and templated coaching programs. When you become a PreKure Health Coach, you become part of our extensive and connected, nurturing network.
Can I do the Health Coach Certificate even if I don’t plan on practicing as a Health Coach?
Yes. Many of our students go on a personal journey of discovery and transformation for themselves when studying to become a Health Coach. The skills you learn can be included in your everyday life and potentially in your current job role. Feel free to ask Paula Ross, our Customer Care Advisor if you would like to have a chat to any of our graduates, as she can arrange this for you.
How do I know if I will make a good Health Coach?
Are you passionate about health and wellbeing? Do you like to help other people and find it easy to build relationships? Are you a good listener? If so, health coaching could be for you! Health Coaches believe in people. They believe that people can change,and they bring optimism and efficiency to the change process.
As a Health Coach who is your typical client?
It really depends on what your particularity niche (as a health coach) is going to be. It is important to understand what unique strengths you have as a potential Health Coach are and then you must really understand who your ideal target market would be. Some examples of typical clients are: - Middle-aged women going through perimenopause and struggling with weight, sleep, etc. - Millennial women having a hard time finding balance in their lives - Middle-aged men looking to lose weight and get fit - Retired couples wanting to age well and stay off medication - Cancer survivor wanting to stay in remission and be as healthy as possible
Is setting up my own Health Coach business achievable?
Absolutely yes. We recommend that you begin by doing this on a part-time basis first and then progress from there. We provide you with ongoing support and help in setting up your business including: - how to set your business up, understanding your target market, and how to get clients - ongoing access to our Faculty for email Q&A and support.
Has this course been assessed by NZQA for micro-credentialing?
Yes - The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Health Coach Certificate (Micro-credential) delivered by PreKure and has assessed it to be equivalent to 30 credits (300 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).
Is this Certificate recognised internationally?
We follow the International Coaches Federation (ICF) core competencies, definition of coaching and code of ethics.
Do I have to be a health or medical professional to do the Health Coach Certificate?
No. There are no prior learning requirements or prerequisites to enter this Certificate.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We offer a 100% money back guarantee.
What type of nutrition is taught in this Health Coach Certificate?
Nutrition training is a key part of our Health Coach Certificate. Students are trained in the fundamentals of nutritional science using the very latest science and thinking. PreKure does not give you 100 different nutrition theories and let you flounder around trying to work that out. We give you a comprehensive up-to-date university-level understanding of nutrition and then inform you of what works best, when and for whom - according to the latest science and practice.
Can I still enrol?
Yes! There are places still available in our June cohort. Enrolments close on the 30th of May. Please contact Paula Ross ASAP our Customer Care Advisor on 021 0256 4262 or book a time below.

This certificate has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes. The American Medical Association (AMA) supports health coaching and encourages their member physicians to implement Health Coaches into their practices. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Health Coach Certificate (Micro-credential) delivered by PreKure and has assessed it to be equivalent to 30 credits (300 notional learning hours) at Level 5 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). This is equivalent to University Level education.


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