Become an Expert in Ancestral Health

Flexible self-study training for professional accreditation

Learn the blueprint for optimal wellness. Get a comprehensive education in evolutionary science. Advance your career as a health professional.

Study Online

Flexible remote learning on your own time and the device of your choosing. 

Lifetime Access

We stay up to date on nutrition science so you can too.

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Join a community of like-minded health and nutrition enthusiasts.

What You'll Receive

Certified Primal Health and Nutrition Experts receive the most in-depth and up-to-date ancestral health, nutrition, and lifestyle education in the world. Students graduate with a deep understanding of how to reprogram genes for optimal wellness, which food groups are best for the human body and why, how to develop lifelong fitness while avoiding injury and burnout, and so much more.
  • Online course made up of 13 chapters on primal health, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle
  • Each chapter includes bite-sized quick facts, an introductory video, relevant lessons, a chapter summary, a coaching-your-clients section, and a multiple choice exam.
  • Bonus chapter: Programming for Primal Health
  • Included is a chapter on coaching clients through a 12-week Primal Health Coach flow, from onboarding to program completion.
  • Bonus multimedia educational materials
  • We provide audio supplements to satisfy all learning styles, recorded webinars, and offer many of our bestselling books and courses for download.
  • An elite certification
  • A Primal Health and Nutrition Expert Certification provides you with the most comprehensive and scientifically validated health education based on evolutionary health.
  • Access to a private Primal Health Coach Institute Facebook community
  • Network and stay motivated with the Primal Health Coach Institute team and your peers in our private Facebook community.
  • Access to a monthly workshops
  • PHCI students and grads are invited to participate, ask questions, and learn from experts in monthly live webinars.






What You'll Learn

The 14 chapters of this course represent the first pillar of our complete Primal Health Coach Certification Program and are designed around the eight key concepts and five action items first introduced by Mark Sisson in his bestseller The Primal Blueprint. You’ll learn the foundational elements of the ancestral foods and lifestyle approach.
  • How to reprogram the genes that impact health and longevity
  • The 10 Primal Blueprint laws that drove human evolution
  • The 10 Primal Blueprint laws that drove human evolution
  • How to reverse insulin resistance and other disease risk factors 
  • Why diet determines 80% of success with body composition goals
  • The truth about fat and cholesterol
  • Getting the most from everyday low-level movement 
  • How to take advantage of brief, high-intensity strength and sprint workouts 
  • Choosing the best foods for optimal health

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I earn my certification from the Primal Health Coach Institute?

An expert certification in Primal Health and Nutrition sets you apart from other nutrition experts because it includes a built-in nutrition and lifestyle niche—ancestral health, and it’s appropriate for everyone. It’s a highly customizable nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle program proven to reverse chronic conditions and transform overall wellness. We balance out the learnings with live webinars, optional events and masterclasses, and have a tight-knit community of coaches to support one another on our mission to change the health of the world. And we do it all at a significantly lower price point.

How long will it take for me to complete the course and earn my certification?

Once you start the online education process, course material is released at a rate of one chapter per week. There are 14 chapters, so you could technically get your health and nutrition certification in as little as 14 weeks. However, this is a self-paced program, so you can proceed through the course work at a slower rate if you’d like. Enrollment gives you lifetime access to all the course material.

How difficult are the online course and exams, and what if I have trouble passing?

Some estimate that this course material is on a par with an upper-division college course in the health sciences. However, the written material and videos are all presented in an easy-to-understand format, with a minimum of “sciency” terms or overly complex narratives. While no prerequisites are necessary to enroll, your pace of learning and ease of passing the exams are likely to be accelerated if you have a background in health. If you have minimal background experience or knowledge, we will work with you one-on-one to ensure that you absorb the material effectively and pass the course.

The 14 chapter exams consist of multiple choice and true/false questions that have been carefully scrutinized by an elite team of beta-testers to ensure fairness and relevance to the written and video content course material. A score of 75 percent correct or better represents a passing grade. If you score below 75 percent, you can return to the material for review, and then attempt the exam again and as many times as you need to pass it. If you find yourself getting stuck on a certain chapter or frustrated with the learning experience in any way, don’t stress! We are here to support and eagerly await the opportunity to help. 

What is the difference between the Primal Health and Nutrition Expert Certification Course and the Primal Health Coach Certification Course?

The Primal Health and Nutrition Expert Certification Course is a comprehensive education in primal health, fitness, and lifestyle choices. The Primal Health Coach Certification course is one of our flagship courses. It includes everything found in the Primal Health and Nutrition Expert Certification Course, plus 9 additional chapters and advanced training on Coaching Skills and Business Development. To become a Certified Primal Health Coach, visit our course page here.

What is the difference between a Primal Health and Nutrition Expert and a Primal Health Coach?

A Primal Health and Nutrition Expert is an expert in ancestral health and wellness, and can round out their current professional offerings with this expert knowledge.  

A Primal Health Coach has been trained in Primal Health and Nutrition, but also in coaching clients to lasting change and in how to run a successful business as a coach.

Once I graduate from this course, will I be a certified Primal Health Coach?

Only if you are already a Primal Fitness Coach. If that’s the case, you’ll be certified as both a Primal Fitness Coach and a Primal Health Coach upon graduation.  

If you are not a Primal Fitness Coach and are interested in becoming a Primal Health Coach in lieu of certification as a Primal Health and Nutrition Expert, visit our course page here.

I’ve taken other online courses in the past and they didn’t live up to my expectations. How is this course different?

The Primal Health and Nutrition Expert Certification zeros in on ancestral health, offering you a built-in niche that sets you apart from other health pros. It makes it easier to find the clients that are the best fit for you and to help them reach and maintain their wellness goals over the long term. 

When you enroll in the certification course you immediately become part of our community, and we’ll do everything in our power to make sure you reach your personal health and career goals. We’re so confident that the program and our organization will exceed your expectations that we offer a 30-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee. You’ll get a full refund if the course isn’t to your liking, or if life circumstances shift your focus and you decide that health coaching is no longer your preferred career path. We also pride ourselves on going above and beyond with course offerings, as well as bonus resources that make it as easy as possible to turn your career dreams into real-life earnings.

May I view a full outline of the course curricula?

Yes! Visit this page for a complete outline of this course. 

What Our Grads Have to Say

Completing the Primal Health Coach Program has proven to be an invaluable asset to my coaching practice. I'm so much more prepared to explain the benefits of a primal lifestyle to my clients and coach them as they take their health, fitness, and performance to a higher level than they ever thought possible.

James Arthur

Certified Primal Health Coach

The Primal Health Coach Program expanded my access to and credibility with people who embrace primal principles but who may not have considered holistic medicine, enhancing my practice and extending my professional reach. 

Dr. Dana Leigh Lyons

Certified Primal Health Coach

The knowledge I learned from the Primal Health Coach Program allowed me to skillfully integrate for my patients the healing power of Periodontal Laser Therapy with the healing power of primal lifestyle and diet. 

Alvin H. Danenberg, DDS

Certified Primal Health Coach

Become an Expert with a Purpose

Primal health incorporates diet and nutrition within a holistic framework that includes exercise, stress management, sun exposure, and lifestyle behaviors. The flexibility of a primal model helps you improve the health of anyone, whether they prefer a mostly plant-based diet, mostly meat-based diet, or a diet anywhere in between.