Take Your Health To Peak Levels.
Become a Master of Ancestral Health.
Have you been wanting...and waiting...to take your health and fitness levels to new heights?
Then it's time to enroll in the
PRIMAL MASTERY COURSE
Launched in 2014, the Primal Mastery Course is the very first and preeminent ancestral health online education program. Go deeper than ever before to truly understand what makes you tick, and learn the evolution-based principles that have inspired hundreds of thousands of people to reclaim their health, sculpt their bodies, and sharpen their minds.
This is no boring digital course reminiscent of online traffic school. It's an interactive platform of multimedia educational materials, featuring exclusive videos and digital instruction that dive deeper into the Primal Blueprint philosophy than any other resource on the market.
What Is the Primal Blueprint?
The Primal Blueprint is a template for living a healthy, happy, productive and fulfilling life without pain, suffering and sacrifice. Based on insights drawn from 2 million years of human evolution and cutting-edge science the Primal Blueprint provides a roadmap to reprograming your genes to become the strongest, leanest, fittest possible version of yourself.
The Primal Blueprint is also a Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com best-selling book written by our Primal Health Coach Institute founder, Mark Sisson. The book became so successful—with over 500,000 copies sold—that it catapulted the ancestral health movement into the mainstream and spawned a nutrition and lifestyle program that has helped tens of thousands of people reach their health and fitness goals.
WHO'S IT FOR?
- You're familiar with ancestral health and nutrition principles, but aren't quite "all-in" like you could be. You're now ready to commit to learning more and implementing an individualized diet, exercise and lifestyle plan that works for you.
- You're curious about how the body works and want to understand what happens on a biological level when you make certain food and lifestyle choices.
- You're tired of the latest fad diets and second-guessing your decisions. You want a template for a long and healthy life that can you can rely on.
THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES beyond having an interest in ancestral health and a willingness to learn.
That said, this is an intensive educational program that's similar to an upper-division level
college course in health sciences. So be prepared to get those brain synapses firing!
WHEN YOU INVEST, YOU'LL LEARN
The online Mastery course is designed around the 8 Key Concepts and 5 Action Items that comprise the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation book, but covers each of these 13 elements in a much more in-depth, comprehensive manner.
YOU WILL LEARN BOTH THE SCIENCE BEHIND AND THE PRACTICAL METHOD OF:
Reprogramming your genes to direct optimal cellular function based on your food choices, workouts, sleeping habits, and other Primal-aligned lifestyle behaviors.
Developing a lean, toned physique and lifelong functional fitness - without the risks associated with chronic exercise, and without the hassle and futility of calorie counting and portion control.
Implementing eating patterns that moderate insulin production and enable efficient burning of stored body fat.
Eliminating consumption of grains, the centerpiece of the Standard American Diet, as well as other objectionable foods that promote weight gain and chronic health problems.
Understanding the truth behind heart disease and cholesterol, and how to quickly minimize or eliminate risk factors with simple, drug-free lifestyle modifications.
Exercising for optimal health, effortless long-term weight management, and broad athletic competency with an intuitive blend of workouts honoring the three Primal Blueprint Fitness laws (Move Frequently at a Slow Pace, Lift Heavy Things, and Sprint Once in a While).
Mentoring a pantry purge and a restocking with Primal foods, including how to implement winning strategies for shopping, meal planning, dining out, and snacking.
Understanding the "best-to-worst" spectrum of choices for meat, fish, fowl, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, fats and oils, moderation foods such as dairy, and sensible indulgences.
Taking the time to enjoy simple pleasures such as "slow food" over industrialized food; sensible instead of chronic exercise; and focused work habits instead of multitasking.
Nurturing live, interpersonal relationships over superficial social media "friendships;" enjoying calm, relaxing evenings instead of introducing excessive artificial light and digital stimulation; and leaving plenty of time for play, sun exposure, rest, and relaxation.
The Primal Mastery Course is an investment in your future. Learn the science behind ancestral health principles. Discover what makes you tick as an individual. And graduate with a concrete action plan for your long-term health and wellness.
CHECK OUT THE ENTIRE PROGRAM!
WHEN YOU REGISTER FOR THE PRIMAL MASTERY COURSE, YOU'LL RECEIVE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
PRIMAL MASTERY COURSE
13 Chapters OF COURSEWORK AND EXAMINATIONS
As detailed previously, you can login any time and study at your own pace as you progress to passing all 13 chapter examinations. And once you've passed, you can return any time to refresh your knowledge. The Primal Mastery Course is comparable in content and application to college level courses that typically cost several thousand dollars per semester!
MULTIMEDIA EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS
You will receive the following mp3 files for convenient download into your favorite audio player or for streaming any time from your login portal:
- The Primal Blueprint: Abridged recording (3.5 hours) of the original best-seller, narrated by Mark Sisson himself!
- The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation: Unabridged recording of the entire book, 5.5 hours in duration.
- The Primal Connection: Unabridged recording of the entire book, 6 hours in duration.
Digital copies in PDF format of five popular Primal Blueprint titles:
- The Primal Blueprint
- The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation
- The Primal Connection
- The Primal Blueprint Cookbook
- Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals
- Primal Endurance
WHAT OUR GRADUATES ARE SAYING!
Thousands of people from all over the world have completed the Primal Mastery Course curriculum and taken control of their health. Here's what a few of them have to say...
Primal Mastery Graduate
"The material is well written and entertaining. The examination questions are by no means easy. It's truly a test of whether you have an expert understanding of the Primal Blueprint philosophy."
Primal Mastery Graduate
"The Primal Mastery Course was certainly challenging and thought-provoking. But most of all, it was inspiring. I've been deep into the paleo/primal lifestyle for several years, but studying the course material has me excited to make even more changes and tweaks that strengthen my commitment to primal living."
Primal Mastery Graduate
Massage therapist, voice-over specialist,
and PrimalCon staff director
"While this course gives coaches the means to fully explain and back up health recommendations toward living a primal lifestyle, I feel like it equally benefits the average Joe trying to live it himself. With all the (often contradictory) info out there about diet and exercise, I was having a hard time separating what was sensible from what was hype. I constantly found myself second-guessing my decisions to turn away from things that I've been taught most of my life are good for me. The content of this course didn't just tell me the "right" way to be healthy, but rather explained in great detail how and why application of the Primal Blueprint principles to one's life have such a positive impact on health. I'm thankful for such clarification and feel that there's tremendous value in that for everyone, whether they choose to pass the information along as a coach or not."
Primal Mastery Graduate
Recent college graduate
Santa Monica, CA
"It's an educational experience comparable to a 5-unit college class, but at a fraction of the tuition price!"
Primal Mastery Graduate
Private executive assistant and health author
"Going primal changed my life and the lives of my family and friends. I am so honored to be part of the first ever course in primal/paleo health! This program not only re-inspired my own primal lifestyle choices, but it gave me a very deep understanding of the science behind those choices. Whether you plan on using the primal course as a segue into a health profession, or you just want an in-depth understanding of how your body works - this course is for you!"
HERE'S WHAT TO EXPECT
When you register for the course, you will receive login instructions to a password-protected portal with the online course as well as an assortment of educational materials, including digital books, audio books and instructional videos. The educational materials are yours to download or access online any time.
You have unlimited access to the educational materials with no deadlines.
THE ONLINE COURSE IS SEPARATED INTO 13 CHAPTERS—one for each Key Concept and Action Item (see FAQs below for more information). Each chapter consists of a detailed video overview of the Key Concept or Action Item from Mark Sisson, followed by extensive reading material. After watching the video and reading the text, you will take an online examination ranging from 20-45 questions, a mix of true/false and multiple choice. Passing each examination requires a score of 75% correct or better, at which point you proceed to the next chapter.
IF YOU SCORE BELOW 75% ON ANY CHAPTER, YOU CAN REVIEW THE MATERIAL. Take the exam as many times as you need until you pass.
CHAPTERS ARE RELEASED SEQUENTIALLY, ONE PER WEEK—COMPRISING A 13-WEEK COURSE (MINIMUM). FROM THERE YOU CAN PROCEED WITH YOUR READING, VIEWING, AND TEST TAKING AT YOUR OWN PACE, logging into the course at any time and picking up right where you left off on your previous visit.
AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED ALL 13 CHAPTERS AND PASSED ALL 13 EXAMS LIKE THE PRIMAL GENIUS YOU ARE, YOU WILL HAVE GRADUATED THE COURSE! Congratulations are due, as you have joined a select group of curious-minded individuals, all equipped with knowledge that will hold them in good stead for life.
Learn From the Preeminent Thought Leader in Ancestral Health
People ask me all the time for investment advice—stocks, real estate, startups, and so forth. But the most profound meaning of the word investment is, “devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.”
I believe that the best investment you can make is an investment in yourself— furthering your knowledge, increasing your potential, leveraging your skills, and pursuing your passions. I’m not just talking about your marketable career skills; I’m also talking about investing in your physical fitness, in your enjoyment of life’s simple pleasures, and of course nurturing your intellectual curiosity in any direction you fancy.
I appreciate your interest in the Primal Blueprint, and I want to empower you with the knowledge and skills you need to spread the Primal word and positively influence the lives of your friends, loved ones, and clients. My team and I have created what we believe is an exceptional educational experience—one that counters the mighty forces of flawed conventional wisdom, flawed government policy, the broken “sick care” system, and the sordid influence of big business on your pursuit of health eating and living.
I know that your time, energy, and budget are precious commodities, and that it’s not always easy to take the plunge—to take on even more in your already busy life. I want to emphasize that living Primally is about reducing the complexity of your daily existence, prioritizing and filtering effectively, and focusing on the enjoyment of pastimes that are most important to you—your health, your personal time and space, your family and friends, and your passion to peak performance goals in the workplace or with your fitness.
While become an expert does require time and commitment, what you will get in return is more inspiration and resolve to take responsibility for your health, your daily lifestyle choices, and your future.
Primal Mastery Course is simply a vehicle for you to be the very best you can be. I wish you optimal health and success on your journey.
Primal Mastery Course Instructor
ARE YOU READY TO INVEST IN YOURSELF?
We want to make your Primal journey as easy and stress-free as possible, so we're offering two payment options. You can either pay in full or take advantage of our easy payment plan.
As soon as you hit one of the red buttons and complete your order, you will receive immediate login instructions via email to access the Primal Mastery Course portal. You can then download your robust library of books, audio books and videos, and start studying the course material right away.
If you have any problems, we are here to help by email, or for immediate help by live chat at primalhealthcoach.com or phone at 844-307-7662 (or 305-394-6960) during the hours of 9am-5pm PST.
We will help you pass this course and become a master in ancestral health!
30-Day Money Back Guarantee
The Primal Mastery Course is 100% RISK FREE thanks to our 30-day money back guarantee. Test drive the course for a full month. If you aren't completely satisfied with your experience we'll grant you a full refund within 30 days of enrollment—no questions asked.
Do you have a payment plan available?
Yes. We offer a convenient payment plan of three easy payments. Click the "Easy Payment Plans" button above, and see the order form for more details. Call us at 844-307-7662 (or 305-394-6960) if you have any questions.
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes. As our small way of helping during this challenging time, we are currently offering a 75% tuition discount for this course. Use coupon code 75OFF at checkout.
This course is expensive. How can I be sure I'm getting good value?
Our company is committed to producing the absolute highest quality products, an ambition that we have to balance with producing affordable products that people will buy. With so much free information available on the Internet these days (where everyone is an expert, eh?), we decided several years ago that the primal/paleo/evolutionary health movement needed a proper master class for the most passionate enthusiasts. We carefully designed a program that was detailed, scientifically validated, but also easy to understand for non-scientific types. We believe this course represents the best opportunity to become an expert in our realm of diet, exercise, and healthy living, and a fantastic opportunity to invest in yourself, your health, and your future.
Any prerequisites necessary to participate?
No. If you have an ambition to better understand key concepts relating to evolutionary health, nutrition, fitness, and lifestyle behaviors, and are willing to put in effort to learn, you are a perfect candidate for this course.
Can I take the course outside of the USA?
Absolutely! We've had tons of Australians register, folks all over Europe, and even Pakistan, Mexico, South Africa, Brazil and Hong Kong represented in our student roster. Everything is online for your access anywhere on the globe (well, anywhere with an Internet connection!), and we'll even ship your graduation kit of goodies internationally.
How difficult/extensive is the online examination?
This course material is on a par with an upper-division college course in the health sciences. The text content is around 134,000 words—the approximate length of a 400-page book. The material is presented in a simple, straightforward manner so it's easy to understand by the most non-technical reader.
The 13 exams are comprised of a mix of multiple choice and true/false questions. The length of the exams vary according to the amount of content in the chapter, and range from 20 to 45 questions. The total amount of questions on all 13 chapters is around 400. The exams have been carefully scrutinized by an elite team of beta-testers to ensure fairness and relevance to the written course material.
How do the online course and exams work?
When you enroll in the course, you will receive login instructions to access the course material online. When you reach the welcome screen, you will see a table of contents with all 13 chapters listed. Each chapter corresponds to one of the eight Key Concepts and five Action Items detailed in the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation book (e.g., Chapter 8 is titled, "Maximum Results Can Be Achieved in Minimal Time With High Intensity Workouts," the same as Key Concept #8 in the book).
You will proceed through the chapters in numerical order, so you will start your course by clicking on Chapter 1. When you enter each chapter, you will see a video from Mark Sisson summarizing the content, followed by the text material. You can proceed with your reading, viewing, and test taking at your own pace, logging into and out of the course at any time and picking up where you left off. When you finish watching the video and reading the text of a chapter, you can proceed to the chapter exam. When you successfully pass the exam, you can proceed to the next chapter.
How do I pass the course? What if I have trouble passing the exams?
After you complete the video and the text course material for each chapter, you can take the online exam ranging from 20 to 47 questions, a mix of true/false and multiple choice.
A score of 75 percent correct or better represents a passing grade. If you pass, you will simply hit the continue button to proceed to the next chapter. If you score below 75 percent correct, you can return to the material for review and then attempt the exam again and as many times as you need.
How long do you estimate the online course will take to complete?
The 13-chapters in the are made available, one per week—making up a 13-week (minimum) course. Within the 13-week course, there is a lot of material to cover and the exams are rigorous. Naturally, we've received disparate reports from students regarding their completion times. It's conceivable that a real all-star could breeze through the material, succeed on the tests and be done with each chapter in 3-5 hours time—or approximately 50 hours total. A more deliberate student or one who is less informed and comfortable with primal principles starting the course could easily exceed 60 hours all told by the time the final test is passed.
We also want to remind you that the Primal Mastery Course is not only the online course with exams, but a complete program with a robust library of multimedia educational materials for you to enjoy. On the multimedia educational materials download portal, we have 15 hours of audio books, and six more e-books (PDFs) to read! These hours of content are not even counting the 13-chapter online course and examination material. Take your time and enjoy the course! There is no rush to pass in haste and potentially compromise your educational enjoyment.
What if I think I already know everything about the Primal Blueprint? Can't I just take the test and get certified? Wouldn't the course be rehashing what I already know?
We designed the course material to appeal to a broad audience of candidates, from the extremely well-informed and well-educated Primal enthusiast to someone who has good basic exposure and wants to go deeper. As the course material is structured according to the 8 Key Concepts and 5 Action Items of the Primal Blueprint 21 Day Total Body Transformation, you will naturally see some rehashing of the material contained in the book. However, the course material definitely picks up where the book left off!
With each chapter, the course material is approximately four times more detailed than the information found in the book. For example, for Key Concept #2, "The Clues to Optimal Gene Expression are Found in Evolution," the course material details the fascinating timeline of human evolution, starting with the first appearance of Homo sapiens in East Africa and chronicling our eventual migration to all corners of the globe. While this information is more than you need to know to achieve a 21-day transformation as directed by the book, it provides an excellent perspective on the journey our ancestors took to populate the globe, and the hardships they faced along the way that helped shaped the human genome. Furthermore, beyond the reading material in each chapter are numerous links to further reading.
Obviously, the coursework and examinations will be more difficult for some than others. If you have an excellent level of general knowledge, it's possible that you could pass a test cold, or with just a cursory review of the course text. However, our staff took great care in creating examination questions that ensure you really study the course material and understand the reasoning behind the facts and affirmations that frame the Primal Blueprint philosophy. Back to the question of whether one could potentially bootleg these exams, a shorter way of stating the previous would be, "go ahead, knock yourself out!"
What are the 13 Chapters covered in the online course?
- 1Yes, You Really Can Reprogram Your Genes: Genes are more than fixed heritable traits; they direct cellular function at all times. You signal genes to switch on or off based on your food choices, workouts, sleeping habits, etc.
- 2The Clues to Optimal Gene Expression are Found in Evolution: Our genes expect us to be lean, fit and healthy by modeling the diet, exercise and lifestyle behaviors of our hunter-gatherer ancestors.
- 3Your Body Prefers Burning Fat to Carbohydrate: A carbohydrate-based diet creates a dependency on external sources of energy from regular meals. Ditching grains and sugars will moderate insulin production and enable efficient burning of stored body fat.
- 480 Percent of Your Body Composition Success is Determined by How You Eat: Losing fat is not about portion control or strenuous exercise. Your average daily intake of carbohydrates and consequent insulin production is the deciding factor in losing weight and keeping it off.
- 5Grains are Totally Unnecessary: The centerpiece of the Standard American Diet (SAD) offers minimal nutritional value, promote fat storage by raising insulin, and contain anti-nutrients that destroy health. Grains—even vaunted whole grains—are just "cheap, beige glop that quickly convert to sugar."
- 6Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Are Not Your Enemy...: The Conventional Wisdom story about heart disease is only validated when you produce excessive insulin from a SAD diet. Cholesterol is one of the body's most vital molecules. Saturated fat is our preferred fuel. The true heart disease risk factors—oxidation and inflammation—are driven strongly by polyunsaturated fats, simple sugars, excess insulin production and stress.
- 7Exercise is Ineffective for Weight Management*: Exercise offers numerous health benefits, but calories burned are offset by increases in appetite. Insulin defines your physique more than your workout log. Focus on the benefits of comfortably paced everyday movement and aerobic workouts, and avoid chronic workout patterns.
- 8Maximum Fitness Gains Can Be Made In Minimal Time With High-Intensity Training: Regular brief, intense strength training sessions and occasional all-out sprints promote optimal gene expression and broad athletic competency. You enjoy more benefits in a fraction of the time spent doing the chronic exercise advocated by Conventional Wisdom.
- 1Eliminate Standard American Diet Foods: Out with the objectionable foods that promote weight gain and chronic health problems.
- 2Shop, Cook, and Dine Primally: Re-stock your pantry and kitchen with Primal foods, and implement winning strategies, for shopping, meal planning, dining out, and snacking.
- 3Make the Healthiest Choices Across the Spectrum: Make the best choices in the categories of meat, fish, fowl, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, fats and oils, moderation foods such as dairy, and sensible indulgences.
- 4Exercise Primally – Move, Lift, and Sprint!: Pursue broad athletic competency with an intuitive blend of workouts honoring the three Primal Blueprint Fitness laws (Move Frequently at a Slow Pace, Lift Heavy Things, and Sprint Once in a While).
- 5Slow Life Down: Take the time to enjoy simple pleasures such as "slow food" over industrialized food; balanced instead of chronic exercise; focused work habits instead of multitasking; interpersonal relationships over social media; calm, relaxing evenings instead of excessive artificial light and digital stimulation, and plenty of time for play, sun exposure, rest and relaxation.
Can I see some sample test questions?
Generally, we would say, "No. Sorry, not 'till you register for the course." But if you have read this far, you can take a look here. As you can see, we are not trying to brutalize you with trivia or trickery, but we also want to make sure you study hard and don't just "mail it in" for an easy A! See what you think...
Sample Multiple Choice Test Questions
Question 1: What are some viable alternatives to ingested carbohydrates to address the body’s glucose needs?
- Mobilizing stored muscle glycogen
- Ketone production
- 1 and 3 only
- All of the above
Question 2: Why are elevated triglycerides such a significant heart disease risk factor?
- They are chemically altered agents used to preserve shelf life
- They suggest chronically elevated insulin
- They are not associated with heart disease risk, according to the Framingham Study
- They suggest a family predisposition to heart disease
- They suggest excess body fat
Question 3: Which of the following honors the Primal stance on fruit?
- Consume in abundance for high nutritional values
- Emphasize locally grown, in season fruit
- Avoid consuming remote, conventionally grown fruit in the off-season
- All of the above
- None of the above
Question 4: What occurs by circadian rhythm soon after it gets dark?
- Elevated melatonin
- Elevated serotonin and cortisol
- Elevated serotonin, reduced cortisol and melatonin
- Long term potentiation of memories
- None of the above
Question 5: What is the best way to calculate optimal sun exposure?
- Maintain a slight tan year-round
- Obtain at least 20 minutes of direct sun exposure each day
- Guess how long it might take to get sunburned and stay in the sun for around half that time.
- 1 and 2 only
- None of the above
Sample True/False Test Questions
- Human life expectancy rose dramatically as soon as civilization eliminated the selection pressures of starvation and predator danger.
- Exercising at a moderate pace and eating a low insulin-producing meal can help up-regulate fat-burning genes.
- “Saturated” fat means that all potential bonding sites on the carbon atoms of the fatty acid chain are occupied by hydrogen.
- Excess insulin production elevates nitric oxide to dangerous levels in the arteries
- Whole-food sources of fructose, like fruit, honey, and vegetables can cause as much damage as synthetic sources of fructose such as sodas.
- Choose fish imported from Asia because they have less-pollution in their oceans and lakes than North American fish
- Blue light from a computer screen burns almost as high as a UVB ray from the sun at noontime.
- Negative ions promote fatigue, induce depression, and accelerate the aging process.
Can I see the answers to these test questions?
No. Have a wonderful day, and see you at the Primal Mastery Course online portal after you register!
Is this a professional certification program?
No. This is not a certification course. This is a health and wellness course designed to help you achieve your health and fitness goals.
If, however, you have professional aspirations and wish to become a certified health coach please refer to our Primal Health Coach Certification program instead. The Primal Health Coach Certification course is a separate and distinct course from the Primal Mastery Course. Have questions? Call us at 844-307-7662 (or 305-394-6960).
How is this different from the Primal Health Coach Certification Course?
The Primal Mastery Course is essentially the first 13 chapters of the Primal Health Coach Certification Course. It's the Certification Course minus all of the coaching training, business building education, and access to other perks and support that the Certification Course comes with. The Primal Mastery Course is intended for those that want to learn about primal nutrition, diet, exercise and lifestyle behaviors and strategies for their own edification. The Certification Course is a professional education and credentialing program aimed at producing successful health coaches.
The Certification Course tuition fee is $4,495. The Mastery Course is a fraction of that at just $1,995.
The Primal Mastery Course is the perfect stepping stone to the Certification Course. Complete the Mastery Course and then decide whether becoming a certified health coach is right for you.
Is it possible to upgrade to the Certification Course after completing the Mastery Course?
Absolutely, and we highly encourage it! Once you've completed the Mastery Course you will be in a rarefied group, equipped with knowledge that can help not only you get healthy and fit, but other people, too. In the event you are inspired to help others and to spread this knowledge, we can upgrade your account to the Certification Course and you can pick up at Chapter 14, right where you left off. We'll even apply the amount you paid for access to the Mastery Course toward the tuition price of the Certification Course!
I have other questions. What do I do?
Call us at 844-307-7662 (or 305-394-6960), live chat with us on primalhealthcoach.com, or email us, and we'll answer any questions you have!