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Science of Exercise

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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Rating 4.7 based on 87 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Robert Mazzeo, Ph.D.
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Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Personal Development Basic Science

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very informative in 5 reviews

Its a very informative Amazing !!!

very informative and updated Good to learning and adding knowledge to once career as intructor or trainer Excellent explanation!, easy to understand!

Very informative.

Very informative and enjoyable.

very informative and well laid out course i like this course cause its easy to learn and its comprehensive

very good course in 4 reviews

It is a very good course.

Very thorough, complex topic made easy to grasp, cool present This is a very good course.

Very good course with the latest evidence based information.

A very good course for all students of any age.

recommend this course in 4 reviews

I would definitely recommend this course.

Simply amazing course with a great teacher, I would recommend this course to anyone and specially to people interested in fitness and health, we should all take care of the body we live in!

I recommend this course to anyone who is keen to understand basic principles of exercise.

All of the content is well thought out and written / spoken in a way that's easy to follow.I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in the human body.

I highly recommend this course to everyone.

well structured in 4 reviews

The course is well structured but at some point it gets very repetitive and it feels it put more stress on certain activities like endurance training.

The course is very good and covers many topics about exercise and it's health benefits.It's well structured, contains only the necessary information and it can be easily understandable by anyone that don't have a background on the subject.Excellent job mister Mazzeo!!

well structured, excellent speakers, with all the necessary information.Highly recommended.

A very well structured and informative course.

information about exercise in 3 reviews

This gives good information about exercise and how to develop a healthy lifestyle.

It is a great course that will summarize information about exercise, physiological systems, metabolism and adaptations after training.

Always felt like something was missing in my carreer because we were lacking more accurate information about exercise and its use in therapy.

know about in 3 reviews

I have leaned so many things in this course that I didn't know about.

such a great course big amount of very important info in short minutes very helpfull Excellent course!It gives us a good overview of everything a person without medical background needs to know about the advantages and disadvantages that exercise can bring to your body.

amazing course i hope there is courses about sport nutrition This is something which everyone needs to know about.

Careers

An overview of related careers and their average salaries in the US. Bars indicate income percentile.

Adjunct Professor of Exercise $21k

Exercise Physiologist 1 $41k

Nurse/Exercise Physiologist $46k

All positions including Management Trainee $51k

Group Exercise $51k

Temporary Exercise Specialist $57k

Training and Exercise Specialist $57k

Aircraft Inspector including NDT $74k

Master Exercise Planner $75k

Associate Exercise Physiologist $78k

Exercise Developer $83k

Principal Exercise Physiologist $125k

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University of Colorado Boulder

Rating 4.7 based on 87 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Feb 18 (5 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From University of Colorado Boulder via Coursera
Instructor Robert Mazzeo, Ph.D.
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Science
Tags Life Sciences Medicine And Healthcare Personal Development Basic Science

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