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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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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.


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!

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By ahmed m

Oct 10, 2020

very good

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Nov 4, 2020


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By 6077_Akrishna A

Dec 15, 2020

It was a great course that I could do without much hassle and great interest...but even after completing everything I was having trouble getting a grade on my submitted assignment.I waited for more than 2.5 months but I still haven't received a certificate or honour of any kind on my accomplishments part.I hope they solve the issue soon...other than that it's a amazing course that can be easily studied ☺️.

By Christiaan N

Mar 7, 2021

Definitely learned a lot! The outline of the course was done in a chaotic way though. I relied on youtube putting things into place for me and giving the broader picture. Example; talking about calimotery (indirect form of measuring VO2max) without going into all the benefits of having a higer VO2max first with some examples...made it a bit messy for me. Still, learned so much!

By Devesh D

Jan 15, 2022

Basics of exercise physiology were covered. Some key do's and don'ts were covered with regard to nutrition in combination with exercise. Overall, the course was useful and helpful. However, the content seemed a bit disorganized and the flow of the material felt somewhat disjointed. Still, a good basic course to benefit from learning about the basics of exercise.

By Jacqui T

Sep 1, 2020

Very insightful and interesting, but could have been executed better with better use of images and graphs that animate to show what is being explained instead of just having static images with a lot of information to take in, especially when the info is quite technical.

By Keith D

Dec 30, 2021

Content heavy for someone new to the biology of the body. However, it was good depth!

By Bablu P

Oct 28, 2020

The course is pretty hard but very knowledgeable.

By Kelly F G

Mar 11, 2021

is not allowed to give up of it

By Bakkiyalakshmi.M

Jun 9, 2020

My view is it's good.

By Utkarsh V

Oct 4, 2021


By Yelyzaveta S

Jan 31, 2022

I did not like the course. I think, the information was too general and not very interesting. The last assignment was complicated not due to the task itself but because the requirements are not very clear from the explanation for the assignment. I think that it is almost impossible to pass it from the first time, not after reading the grading system evaluating others' works.

By Bruce N

Jan 11, 2022

The information in the course is good. However, several aspects of the material is dated or conflicts with studies reported in 2018 on high intense exercise and the immune system. Once the course is updated and conflicting studies referenced and addressed the course could be a 4 to 5 star. More interaction on the weekly discussion board would be of help.

By Subhankar D

May 20, 2021

The course is well and good. but I'll give 2 star review cause I haven't got my certificate even after completing all the quiz and the final course assignment near about 25 days before the deadline.

By Jon H

Aug 2, 2021

It's hard to follow when the instructor is reading in a monotone voice. Could be more engaging.

By Yusuf M A

May 8, 2021

I cannot submit my answers without upgrading.

By Alejandra

Sep 1, 2021

Really good course, but maybe a little fast.

By Tebkew Y W

Mar 20, 2021

This is to notifying that Mr. Tebkew Yeshiwas has successfully completed science of exercise in online.please check my certificate of exercise science there is a problem. please put on science of exercise instead of the science of training young athletes. look below the certificate:

By Lyes L

Mar 13, 2021

content presentation and communication very much oudated.

By Md.Nida A A

May 15, 2020

I want to unenroll this course I enrolled by mistake.