A nutrition certification like no other

Learn the science and application of holistic nutrition for health and performance from leading experts, at your own place, from anywhere in the world.

Earn 20 CPD units from REPs (equivalent to 2 years registration requirement)

  • Adds a valuable nutrition certification to your existing qualification

  • Learn how to apply sound concepts of nutrition to support health and improve performance

  • Progress to further study in our clinical nutrition diploma program

  • One of the only qualifications to teach low-carbohydrate concepts of nutrition

Prospective Grad.Cert students, please note:

Anyone can enter the Graduate Certificate program and complete the course. However, to graduate and receive the Grad.Cert.HPN qualification and become a Certified Nutrition Coach, you will have to provide proof of an undergraduate qualification that includes Anatomy & Physiology. If you do not have this, consider our bridging course (Certificate in Foundations of Nutrition Science).
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Proven experts in practice and research

  • Eric  Helms

    Senior Lecturer

    Eric Helms

    Eric Helms PhD is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. He earned pro status as a natural bodybuilder with the PNBA in 2011 and competes with the IPF at international level events as an unequipped powerlifter. Eric has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals and writes for commercial fitness publications.
  • Cliff Harvey

    Founder and CEO

    Cliff Harvey

    Cliff Harvey ND, Dip.Fit, PhD (c), is a nutritionist, naturopath, author, life and purpose coach, and researcher. In over two decades of practice he has helped thousands of people to achieve their goals, from those who are chronically and acutely unwell, through to elite-level athletes, and ‘elite-attitude’ business people and entrepreneurs. He is an active researcher and is known for performing foundational research on keto-flu, ketogenic supplements, and 'carbohydrate tolerance' between individuals. Cliff is a best-selling author of several books and is a former world champion strength athlete, and competitive submission wrestler.
  • Ashley Speer

    Associate Lecturer

    Ashley Speer

    Ashley Speers BA, MSc, CNS is a licensed dietitian nutritionist in the US and holds a master's degree in nutrition. Ashley is our member support guru and clinical nutrition specialist.


  • What qualification will I receive?

    Successful graduates of the Graduate Certificate program will receive a 67.5 credit, Level 7 Graduate Certificate (Grad.Cert.HPN). Grad.Cert.HPN holders will be eligible to continue to the Level 7 Graduate Diploma (Grad.Dip.HPN) if they choose.

  • What does this qualification allow me to do?

    The Graduate Certificate allows you to become a 'Certified Nutrition Coach'. This means that you can prescribe nutrition plans for the support of health and support and improvement of performance. Those wanting to learn more about treating disease and disorder with nutrition medicine can also progress after completing this qualification, to our Graduate Diploma program.

  • What pre-requisites does the course have?

    Anyone can complete this course in nutrition for personal interest but to graduate with a Graduate Certificate and become a Certified Nutrition Coach, you must have completed an undergraduate diploma or degree that includes Anatomy & Physiology and Basic Nutrition Science (many personal training courses are also eligible for entry) OR have completed our bridging course (the Certificate in Foundations of Nutrition Science).

  • I'm already a nutritionist/dietitian/medical doctor - would I benefit from this program?

    Although many nutrition and dietetics programs are very thorough in terms of either basic or clinical nutrition, they often don't specifically address the most current aspects of nutrition, are not holistic basis AND evidence-based, and most are lacking in 'Carbohydrate Appropriate' diet concepts like ketogenic diets, low-carbohydrate, and high-fat and high-protein nutrition. They also may lack in providing the 'real world' skills to actually be effective in practice.

  • Can I earn continuing education credits?

    Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), the New Zealand Clinical Association (CNA), and other organisations recognise HPI courses for continuing education credits.

  • How long does the program take?

    This Graduate Certificate program is designed to be completed in 12 months by working professionals.

Payment options

A reduced one-off payment price or monthly installments. The choice is yours!