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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 4.8 based on 185 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Sep 16 (9 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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well structured in 5 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!!

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easy to understand in 4 reviews

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

The videos are sort and cover relevant topics with schematics and graphics that are easy to understand.

amazing course very good ans easy to understand The course was very interesting and value for time spent.

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information about exercise in 4 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.

This is a good course with lots of interesting information about exercise and human body This course is great Too good Well structured and straightforward.

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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!

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.

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highly recommended in 4 reviews

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

Highly recommended for for people who plan on creating their own workout plan or in general, people who want to live healthier.

Highly recommended!

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human body in 4 reviews

This may not be possible given the way Coursera is designed and what we are paying for the course, but I really missed the chance to evaluate these discussions with the teacher.Thanks!Amy Amazing course -- It helps me a lot to learn about human body and exercise mechanism.

But in general its ok course The human body is a very complex organism and it is interesting the learn through scientific facts how does it work while exercising.

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 4.8 based on 185 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Starts Sep 16 (9 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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