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Learners who complete Science of Exercise offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Colorado Boulder 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.
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Overview

The programme

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Energetics of Exercise
  • Physiological Systems During Exercise
  • Exercise for Fitness & Performance
  • Exercise in Health, Wellness and Disease

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English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

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