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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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 identi...
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You will learn
There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Basic Science knowledge.
This course is for
This course is suitable for beginners.
Department of Integrative Physiology
University of Colorado Boulder
Dr. Robert S. Mazzeo has been studying, researching and teaching in the field of exercise science for over 40 years. He received his doctoral degree from the University of California at Berkeley and postdoctoral training at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has been at the University of Colorado at Boulder since 1985. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has appeared on the Today Show discussing the benefits of regular exercise.