Learners who complete Science of Exercise will have an improved physiological understanding of how your body responds to exercise, and will be able to identify behaviors, choices, and environments that impact your health and training. You will explore a number of significant adjustments required by your body in order to properly respond to the physical stress of exercise, including changes in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, nutritional considerations, causes of muscle soreness & fatigue, and the effectiveness and dangers of performance enhancing drugs. Active learning assessments will challenge you to apply this new knowledge via nutrition logs, heart rate monitoring, calculations of your total daily caloric expenditure and body mass index (BMI). Finally, learners will examine the scientific evidence for the health benefits of exercise including the prevention and treatment of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity (weight loss), depression, and dementia.
Science of ExerciseUniversity of Colorado Boulder
About this Course
Skills you will gain
- Fitness And Nutrition
- Public Health
Syllabus - What you will learn from this course
The Energetics of Exercise
Physiological Systems During Exercise
Exercise for Fitness & Performance
Exercise in Health, Wellness and Disease
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- 2 stars0.42%
- 1 star0.74%
TOP REVIEWS FROM SCIENCE OF EXERCISE
It was an amazing course. All the aspects of exercise physiology was explained very well, in very simple language. It has given me a better understanding about endurance sports. Thankyou very much.
Course was interesting and well structured. The videos are short and informative. This course changed my personal outlook on exercise. The final assessment instructions were a little vague.
The Science of Exercise was explained in a very intuitive and easy way that was easily understandable.
I really liked the quiz section as it also helped in a way of summarizing the whole module.
Totally enjoyed this course. It was informative and helped me to understand how my body works so that i can adapt my training and those in my family so we can live a much better life style. Thank you
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