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Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 hours/week...

English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

The Energetics of Exercise

8 videos (Total 62 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
8 videos
2. Principles in Exercise Physiology8m
3. Calorimetry & Oxygen Consumption6m
4. ATP & Muscular Work9m
5. Carbohydrate Metabolism During Exercise9m
6. Carbohydrate Metabolism Continued7m
7. Fat Metabolism During Exercise7m
8. Protein Metabolism During Exercise7m
1 reading
Week 1 Suggested Readings10m
1 practice exercise
Week 1 Quiz30m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Physiological Systems During Exercise

7 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2. Respiratory System Responses to Exercise10m
3. Cardiovascular System Responses to Exercise7m
4. Cardiovascular System Continued9m
5. Endocrine System Responses to Exercise8m
6. Endocrine System Continued7m
7. Immune System Responses to Exercise10m
2 readings
Week 2 Suggested Readings10m
Application Assignment: Predicting VO2max10m
1 practice exercise
Week 2 Quiz30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Exercise for Fitness & Performance

7 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2. Adaptations to Strength Training10m
3. Nutritional Considerations for Exercise11m
4. Causes of Muscle Fatigue10m
5. Causes of Muscle Soreness9m
6. Performance Enhancing Drugs7m
7. Performance Enhancing Drugs Continued10m
2 readings
Week 3 Suggested Readings10m
Application Assignment: Nutritional Calculator10m
1 practice exercise
Week 3 Quiz30m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Exercise in Health, Wellness and Disease

7 videos (Total 64 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
2. Diet, Exercise and Weight Control10m
3. Exercise and Risk Factors for Heart Disease9m
4. Exercise and Risk Factors for Diabetes7m
5. Exercise and Risk Factors for Cancer8m
6. Exercise and Successful Aging9m
7. Exercise and Your Brain9m
5 readings
Week 4 Suggested Readings10m
Application Assignment: Calculate Your BMI10m
Application Assignment: Calculate Your Risk for Heart Disease10m
Application Assignment: Calculate Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes10m
Application Assignment: Calculate TDEE10m
1 practice exercise
Week 4 Quiz30m
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Top reviews from Science of Exercise

By RSep 4th 2017

A very good course for all students of any age. The knowledge of exercise will help in daily life. Moreover to remain fit exercise and its advantages are explained in easy and suitable manner.

By TBMay 28th 2018

It is a great course that will summarize information about exercise, physiological systems, metabolism and adaptations after training. Excellent video lectures and articles recommended.

Instructor

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Robert Mazzeo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology

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