The Holistic Performance Institute

Cutting-edge education online education courses in Nutrition, Health, and Performance

Study to become a fully-qualified and registered health coach, nutrition coach, or sports or clinical nutritionist with The Holistic Performance Institute.

Our courses are accredited for registration by the Health Coaches Association of New Zealand & Australia (HCANZA), the Sports Nutrition Association (SNA), and the Clinical Nutrition Association of New Zealand (CNA).

Our graduates are eligible for registration as:
  • Registered Health Coach (HCANZA)
  • Accredited Sports Nutritionist (SNA)
  • Registered Clinical Nutritionist (CNA)

  • The Institute provides university-level, accredited education in sports nutrition, clinical nutrition and nutrition and health coaching.

    HPI was founded by Dr Cliff Harvey, a researcher, author, and clinician, to provide credible, accredited online nutrition courses and health courses from a holistic worldview backed by scientific evidence.

    The vision of the Institute is to provide evidence-based nutrition and health practitioner training, backed by evidence and leading to accreditation and registration opportunities.

    We help existing and aspiring practitioners, athletes, coaches, and those passionate about health and performance to learn the most up-to-date and practical information available.

    Study to become a Registered Clinical Nutritionist, Accredited Sports Nutritionist, or Registered Health Coach, or extend your knowledge with one of our leading-edge webinars or short-courses.

    The Holistic Performance Institute is based in Auckland, New Zealand and provides holistic & performance nutrition courses to our members around the world.

    The Holistic Performance Institute | Online Health Coach & Nutrition Courses, Auckland, NZ

    Why study with us?

    Our courses are taught and backed by proven leaders in the field. They combine science with holism and cutting-edge delivery to help you, and your clients, achieve their optimal health, performance, passion and purpose.

    • Study nutrition, health coaching, and short course online

    • New Zealand based, NZQA assessed

    • Learn 'Carbohydrate Appropriate' concepts of nutrition that recognise the value of low, moderate, and high carb approaches depending on the person, condition, and context

    • One of the only institutes to teach holistic, evidence-based health topics

    • Study at your own pace, on any device, from anywhere in the world

    • Learn cutting-edge topics, backed by evidence, taught by experts

    • Flexible payment plans available

    • Graduates of our courses can register with accrediting bodies like the Clinical Nutrition Association of New Zealand, the Sports Nutrition Association (global), and the Health Coaches Association of New Zealand & Australia

    • Continuing education provider endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

    Accreditation and endorsements

    Accreditation, registration, and continuing education opportunities

    Become a Health Coach
    Register of Exercise Professionals Continuing Education Provider approved logo
    The Clinical Nutrition Association of New Zealand logo
    Accredited Education Provider of the Sports Nutrition Association logoEndors
    Endorsed provider of continuing education for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners.

    University level education

    Courses at the Holistic Performance Institute have been assessed as equivalent to tertiary-level study by the New Zealand Government agency responsible for education standards. 

    New Zealand Qualifications Authority NZQA

    The New Zealand Qualifications Authority ensures that New Zealand qualifications are valued as credible and robust, both nationally and internationally.

    The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Certified Holistic and Performance Nutrition Coach (Micro-credential) delivered by Holistic Performance Limited and has assessed it to be equivalent to 35 credits (350 notional learning hours) at Level 6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). 

    The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has evaluated the Certified Holistic and Performance Nutritionist (Micro-credential) delivered by Holistic Performance Limited and has assessed it to be equivalent to 35 credits (350 notional learning hours) at Level 6 on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF).

    What our students say

    I would highly recommend HPN

    Ling Chan (Clinical Nutritionist)

    I can use the HPN concepts for my general clients with health conditions, or those looking to lose weight. I would highly recommend this course to others because you will learn the science behind nutrition in relation to both health and performance.

    I now have a more in depth knowledge of nutrition

    Stephanie Fong (Clinical Nutritionist & Personal Trainer)

    I now have a more in-depth knowledge of performance nutrition, but best of all, have peer-support to share ideas and knowledge. I would recommend the course to others because of the solid course content, the ability to do it part-time and incorporating what you’re learning into your own lifestyle.

    I now feel confident that I am giving my clients plans based on the latest research

    Simone Johnson (Nutrition Coach)

    I have gained a sound knowledge of nutrition for optimum health and performance. I now feel confident that I am giving my clients plans based on the latest research findings. I’d recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about nutrition or further their nutrition studies.