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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Science of Exercise by University of Colorado Boulder

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795 reviews

About the 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


Apr 15, 2020

Love everything about this course. Nice module. Professor is really nice. However, I need to learn further about weight training (Pros, cons , etc). Looking forward to attend in weight training class.


May 30, 2020

This course was very informative and had a good approach. The course design kept me motivated through out the time to complete it. I am thankful to Dr. Robert Mazzeo for providing a wonderful course.

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By Faraz

Dec 13, 2017

Best course ever.Thank you team Coursera

By Sushant P

Jul 23, 2020

Excellent course. Very in-depth course.


Jun 18, 2020

Amazing course for fitness enthusiasts.


Apr 19, 2020

Absolutely loved it. Highly recommended

By Amy

Apr 29, 2020

Very comprehensive coverage of topics.

By Mohammad H G

Apr 26, 2020

This course was useful and functional.

By Nikita R

Dec 31, 2019

Excellent course! Tons of information.

By Thomas P

Dec 27, 2019

Fantastic teachers and course content.

By Pa T

Mar 04, 2018

Excellent course. absolutely brilliant


Jul 27, 2020

Excellent course. Thank you so much.

By Amit C

May 04, 2020

Very helpful and enriches knowledge.

By Bastian V K

Apr 21, 2019

Best course I have take on Coursera.

By Giovanni A

Aug 23, 2019

great course, extremely informative

By Judy W C

Dec 28, 2017

Very well taught lesson. Thank you!

By Matteo C

Jul 29, 2020

Physiology is explained very well!

By Ihnatovich K I

May 25, 2020

Great course! Thank you so much!..

By Srikrishna V K

Apr 28, 2020

definitely worth doing this course

By Afrah N

Jul 21, 2019

benefit of exercise well explained

By C�sar R T

Jul 20, 2020

Excellente course I enjoyed a lot

By Shyam S P

May 13, 2020

It is a very knowledgeable course

By Narasimha M

Jun 17, 2020

It was very helpful 😊 thank you

By Russell M H

May 22, 2020

Comprehensive and easy to digest

By Jorge B C

Jul 21, 2020

Thank you!!! I learned a lot!!!

By Joe F

Jun 16, 2020

I loved this course, thank you!


Apr 28, 2020

Great course to gain knowledge.