With this Science of Exercise offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder 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.
Skills You Will Gain
- Fitness And Nutrition
- Public Health
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- The Energetics of Exercise
- Physiological Systems During Exercise
- Exercise for Fitness & Performance
- Exercise in Health, Wellness and Disease
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- 1 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Health Sciences Sports Sciences View 152 other Short Courses in Health Sciences in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Beginner Level
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