University of Colorado Free Online Course on ‘Science of Exercise’

Course
  • Online

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 16216
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Fully Funded
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Opportunity Description

This course is a part of Health Courses on Coursera prepared by CU-Boulder. Learners who complete Science of Exercise will have a better physiological understanding of how your body responds to exercise, and will be able to determine behaviors, choices, and environments that affect your health and training. You will find out a number of major adjustments required by your body in order to appropriately respond to the physical stress of exercise, including changes in carbohydrate, fat and protein metabolism, nutritional considerations, causes of muscle soreness & tiredness, and the efficacy and dangers of performance-improving drugs.

It will challenge you by active learning assessments to apply this new knowledge via nutrition logs, heart rate monitoring, calculations of your total daily caloric spending and body mass index (BMI).

In last, you will test 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.

Quick details

Course offered by: Coursera Platform_ University of Colorado Boulder

Topic: Exercise

Language: English (subtitles in other languages)

Learning mode: Online

Level: Beginner

Length: approx. 10 hours to finish

Start time: As per your schedule (flexible)

Learning objectives

By the end of this course, you will mainly:

  • Have an improved understanding of how your body responds to exercise, and will be able to determine behaviors, choices, and environments that affect your health and training,
  • Examine the scientific indications of health benefits of exercise, and
  • Be able to explore a number of drastic adjustments required by your body to react to stress of exercise.

For more information and course syllabus, please see the Resource/enrolment page in this course.

Skills you’ll gain

Training

Nutrition skills

Fitness & Nutrition

Public Heath

Course benefits

You will have these opportunities during this course:

  • Earning a certificate upon completion recognizing your achievements of the course
  • 100% online _ you can start instantly and learn at your own schedule
  • Course videos and readings

How to apply?

Interested learners can apply very easily for this course and get the course started now just by enrolling below.

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