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Science of Exercise, University of Colorado Boulder

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629 ratings
181 reviews

About this Course

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....

Top reviews

By R

Sep 04, 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 TB

May 28, 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.

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178 Reviews

By Beate Ewing

Apr 17, 2019

This was an excellent course, full of important and relevant information. Thank you!

By Shaney Lilian Navarrete Argüello

Apr 17, 2019

Excelente curso, realmente aprendes nuevos conocimientos y reafirmas algunos que viste durante la carrera de Nutrición. Lo recomiendo ampliamente.

By Gregory Grigoropoulos

Apr 11, 2019

Short and sweet course giving an amazing overview of exercise and the science behind it. Could be useful to anyone that want to learn about the science behind healthier living!

By Catherine Owenby

Apr 11, 2019

Excellent course to better understand exercise and the many benefits it has for the body regardless of age.

By Ernesto Garcia Cisneros

Apr 08, 2019

very very very goood

By ahmed saleh awad

Apr 05, 2019

very motivating

By Ana Cristina Beltranena

Apr 04, 2019

A super interesting and complete course that let you understand better what

By javier gallego jimenez

Mar 28, 2019

Excelente oportunidad de tener una completa visión de qué cambios se producen a todos los niveles fisiológicos con el ejercicio. Muy bien organizado y expuesto con sencillez pero no por ello sin rigor.

By Gaurav Singh Pundir

Mar 24, 2019

IT IS GOOD.

By Akahay p

Mar 23, 2019

very good course for everyone who want to know body mechanism exercise