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

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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....

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Oct 3, 2020

An exceptionally great course. I enjoyed every bit of it. Thanks to the organizers for making these as easy and simple as possible. Now I can live a more healthy lifestyle with the principles learned!


Apr 14, 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.

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Jul 6, 2020

It was very good course to understand how exercise affects our daily life and health. In this particular course so many Lecture about everything that you want to know about health and disease. Professors's explanation was very good

By Seann D

Jun 25, 2020

Very informative and practical. More challenging than I thought but in a good way. This is information that you can take and immediately apply to your life. Recommend that everyone but especially couch potatoes take this course.

By Edwin j

Jul 8, 2020

The topics in all modules well explained and and it was easier to understand. The quiz and the assignments helped to seriously learn the topics. Congratulations and thanks to the faculty for the fine narration of all the topics.

By Adith K

Jun 21, 2020

Excellent course as a whole! Taught very well by Dr. Mazzeo and very interesting to learn about the various physiological and biochemical factors that activate and play significant roles during exercise.

By Abdul W

Jul 7, 2020

Dear Students.

This is really informative Course for sports professional for getting true knowledge in sports fields.

I suggest that you have to get Science of Excercise knowledge.

Abdul Wahid

By Mikhai K

Jun 23, 2020

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.


Jul 13, 2020

Es muy importante aplicar los conocimientos adquiridos en este curso para aplicarlo a lo largo de nuestra vida, y así poder gozar de una mejor salud tanto física como mental.

By Laura C N Z

Jun 21, 2020

Great lessons, it is easy to understand and you could connect this terms with your diary life and understand different process about the human body in the movement.

By Dalal Y M

Jul 12, 2020

I have enjoyed every video and activity of this course, very complete. For those who love sports and would like to focus on understanding it, I truly recommend it!

By Hayeqa S A

Jun 30, 2020

Very informative and the way everything was explained was amazing. heads up to the instructor for designing such an interesting course. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

By Nunez W

Jul 13, 2020

This course was exceptional and contained a vast amount of information to assist in understanding different exercise goals from a physiological perspective.

By EE 4 R S

Jul 1, 2020

I am so happy that I got to learn so many new things about the body and exercise which has motivated me to be even more fit and spread the word for the same

By Garc�a S R

Jul 12, 2020

A great course. Great introduction with a lot of complete information. The only caveat would be that some of the suggested reading is sightly out of date

By Joseph K

Jun 22, 2020

Terrific course and instructor. Highly recommended to learn more about the fundamentals of exercise. Applicable to athletes and non-athletes alike.

By Angela J R

Jul 5, 2020

If you want to know how to become a better athlete, this is the right course for you. This course takes science from a different perspective.

By Sebastien d V

Jul 7, 2020

I loved this course. It was very informational and I would highly recommend this course to someone in of going in the field of exercise.

By Jubilee J R A

Jul 4, 2020

I really gained a lot of knowledge here. The MOOC is very focused on only on the science of exercise and I think this is its strength

By Jibin K J

Jul 8, 2020

This was such a great experience to learn online for the first time. The deadlines really do push you to keep up with the studies.

By Jose S

Jul 11, 2020

These Course is really amazing, I have learned a lot of things of the human body that will help me to improve my results. Thanks!

By Tatiana S

Jul 8, 2020

Very interesting and useful!!Sometimes i had difficulties to understand but its juts because i am not english native person

By Eduardo M G

Jun 22, 2020

It's a really good course, you can learn a lot about how to improve your health through the sport in a well documented way.

By Komal S

Jun 29, 2020

What a great insight to exercise and fitness. Had a great learning time. Concepts built, misconceptions removed. Loved it.

By Marco G

Jul 3, 2020

Very well made course, professor is very good to explain and keep attention explaining high level topics in easy way.


Jul 12, 2020

Such a great course which would help fitness enthusiasts to understand what's really happening inside their body.

By J. R R

Jul 2, 2020

Very useful course for Physiotherapist and trainers in sports. Easy understanding and great lectures. Thank you