Learn the science and application of nutrition

Bridging science, holism, health and performance in one of HPN's foundational courses in nutrition

This course was the genesis of HPN.
One of the few nutrition courses that teaches a holistic worldview, backed by scientific evidence, and considering the 'Carb-Appropriate' spectrum from low-carbohydrate diets, through to moderate, and high-carbohydrate diets and special considerations for body-composition, sports performance, vegan & vegetarian diets and more!

This course is part of the Nutrition Coaching program offered by the Institute.


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Course curriculum

    1. HPN Intro

    2. Essential Info

    3. Recap of the macronutrients

    4. The macrominerals and performance

    5. What's more important: 'Quality', macros, or calories (energy)?

    6. Foundations of Nutrition Science Textbook

    1. Carb-Appropriate meets orthodox Sports Nutrition

    2. Nutrition Foundations for Performance by Cliff Harvey PhD - ACNEM Sports Symposium 2019

    3. Metabolic efficiency

    4. Nutrition for different activities

    5. Lower-carbohydrate strategies for health and performance

    6. Intro to Individualising Performance Nutrition by Cliff Harvey PhD - ACNEM Sports Symposium 2019

    7. Discovering variation in responses to differing diets. Evaluating key cases Cliff Harvey

    8. Performance Nutrition and Metabolic Adaptations Progress Quiz

    1. Break out topic - ketosis and keto-adaptation

    2. Ketosis and Ketoadaptation Progress Quiz

    1. Hydration and electrolytes

    2. Hydration and Electrolytes Progress Quiz

    1. Nutrition for body-composition

    2. Considerations for vegans and vegetarians

    3. Nutrition for Vegan Health

    4. 'Pegan' - The Paleo Vegan

    5. How to eat keto, when you're vegan

    6. Diet and inflammation

    7. Specialised Nutrition Outcomes Progress Quiz

    8. RED-s information from the Candian Institute of Sport

    1. General Health Case Study Upload

    2. HPN Client Intake Form (PDF Version)

    3. HPN Client Intake Form (Word Version)

    4. Case Study Exemplar

    5. Case Study Marking Schedule

About this course

  • $995.00
  • 38 lessons
  • 5.5 hours of video content


Taught by HPN's founder

Founder & CEO/Senior Lecturer Dr Cliff Harvey

Cliff Harvey PhD, DipFit, DipNat, FCNA is a Registered Clinical Nutritionist, Registered Naturopath & Medical Herbalist, author, educator, and researcher. He was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Clinical Nutrition Association for his services to Clinical Nutrition in Aotearoa.
In nearly three decades in 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’ businesspeople and entrepreneurs.
He is an active researcher and is known for performing foundational research on keto-flu, ketogenic supplements, and 'carbohydrate tolerance'.
Cliff is a best-selling author of several books and is a former world champion strength athlete and competitive submission wrestler.

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