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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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TrainingNutritionFitness And NutritionPublic Health
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The Energetics of Exercise

In this module you will learn about the various metabolic pathways (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) that are activated in order to supply the necessary energy required for the mechanical work of skeletal muscles during exercise. How these pathways are regulated, the methods for assessing the extent to which specific fuels are being utilized and the overall estimation of your metabolic rate will be addressed. Additionally, the importance of the chemical energy stored in ATP and its requirement for muscular work will be discussed. ...
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 62 min), 1 lecture, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
2. Principles in Exercise Physiology8 min
3. Calorimetry & Oxygen Consumption6 min
4. ATP & Muscular Work9 min
5. Carbohydrate Metabolism During Exercise9 min
6. Carbohydrate Metabolism Continued7 min
7. Fat Metabolism During Exercise7 min
8. Protein Metabolism During Exercise7 min
Reading1 lecture
Week 1 Suggested Readings10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Quiz30 min
Week
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2 heures pour terminer

Physiological Systems During Exercise

In this module you will learn how a number of key physiological systems (muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine and immune systems) are regulated during exercise to help maintain homeostasis. These adjustments are critical for exercise to continue for any significant duration. This will include: how the respiratory system adjusts during exercise to ensure proper oxygen delivery and carbon dioxide removal from active muscles; how the cardiovascular system responds to ensure adequate blood flow to various organs, including muscle, during exercise; how the endocrine system plays a major role in regulating key biochemical and physiological responses to exercise and; how exercise influences the immune system and your ability to fight infections....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 64 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2. Respiratory System Responses to Exercise10 min
3. Cardiovascular System Responses to Exercise7 min
4. Cardiovascular System Continued9 min
5. Endocrine System Responses to Exercise8 min
6. Endocrine System Continued7 min
7. Immune System Responses to Exercise10 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 2 Suggested Readings10 min
Application Assignment: Predicting VO2max10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Quiz30 min
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Exercise for Fitness & Performance

This module will teach you about the training guidelines needed to optimize your endurance and strength adaptations associated with a regular exercise program. Important nutritional requirements for both endurance and strength training will be addressed. The causes of both muscle soreness and fatigue will be explained. Finally, the effectiveness and mechanisms whereby performance enhancing drugs exert their effect will be covered....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 70 min), 2 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2. Adaptations to Strength Training10 min
3. Nutritional Considerations for Exercise11 min
4. Causes of Muscle Fatigue10 min
5. Causes of Muscle Soreness9 min
6. Performance Enhancing Drugs7 min
7. Performance Enhancing Drugs Continued10 min
Reading2 lectures
Week 3 Suggested Readings10 min
Application Assignment: Nutritional Calculator10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz30 min
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Exercise in Health, Wellness and Disease

In this module you will learn about the role of exercise as medicine in both the prevention and treatment of various diseases. This will include: the contribution of diet and exercise in weight control including the prevention and treatment of obesity; the many health benefits from participation in a regular exercise program related to major risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and cancer will be addressed. Finally, the benefits of exercise associated with healthy aging and brain function will be discussed....
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 64 min), 5 lectures, 2 quiz
Video7 vidéos
2. Diet, Exercise and Weight Control10 min
3. Exercise and Risk Factors for Heart Disease9 min
4. Exercise and Risk Factors for Diabetes7 min
5. Exercise and Risk Factors for Cancer8 min
6. Exercise and Successful Aging9 min
7. Exercise and Your Brain9 min
Reading5 lectures
Week 4 Suggested Readings10 min
Application Assignment: Calculate Your BMI10 min
Application Assignment: Calculate Your Risk for Heart Disease10 min
Application Assignment: Calculate Your Risk for Type 2 Diabetes10 min
Application Assignment: Calculate TDEE10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Quiz30 min

Enseignant

Robert Mazzeo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Integrative Physiology

À propos de University of Colorado Boulder

CU-Boulder is a dynamic community of scholars and learners on one of the most spectacular college campuses in the country. As one of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), we have a proud tradition of academic excellence, with five Nobel laureates and more than 50 members of prestigious academic academies....

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