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Health Behavior Change: From Evidence to Action (Coursera)

Humans often fail to make rational decisions that affect their health. This course seeks to heighten understanding of the social and behavioral factors that contribute to health decisions and behaviors, with an ultimate goal of learning how to utilize these factors in improving public health efforts. [...]
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Healthy Practices: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Community and Family Participation (Coursera)

In this course you will find a comprehensive overlook of healthy practices in public schools in the USA, including: physical activity and nutrition in the school setting. We will review the basics of some of the regulatory programs found in the United States that support healthy students through nutrition [...]
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Managing Your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise (Coursera)

Managing Your Health: The Role of Physical Therapy and Exercise will introduce learners to the concepts and benefits of physical therapy and exercise.
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Sit Less, Get Active (Coursera)

Physical inactivity and sedentariness are “silent killers”. Do you feel like you spend too much time sitting? Do you feel like you would like to be more active? Are you unsure about how to incorporate physical activity into your daily life? We are here to help. Join us [...]
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Your Body Inside and Out: Using Exercise Physiology to Slow Aging (edX)

This online class will present the latest scientific information on the interaction between aging and physical activity. In an approachable style, you will learn how your physiology changes with age and how different types of movement can impact that trajectory of aging. Physical activity is a powerful medicine and [...]
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Hacking Exercise For Health. The surprising new science of fitness. (Coursera)

Renowned exercise physiologists Martin Gibala and Stuart Phillips of McMaster University teach the surprising new science of cardio fitness and strength-building—and then provide you with hacks to get fit and strong (and healthy!) in less time than you ever thought possible. What’s the right mix of exercise between cardio [...]
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Life with Diabetes (edX)

Learn how to confidently manage your diabetes and live a healthy, happy life. This course focuses on providing skills and resources for you and your family to manage life with diabetes. You will learn what diabetes is, the difference between type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes as well [...]
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Supporting Physical Development in Early Childhood (FutureLearn)

Learn how to ensure young children do enough physical activity and how it improves child mental and physical health development. Discover the benefits of physical activity for children and babies. On this course, you’ll discover the importance of physical activity for young children’s overall [...]
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The Musculoskeletal System: the Science of Staying Active into Old Age (FutureLearn)

Demystify the ageing Demystify the ageing process and learn how our everyday behaviours are likely to affect our long-term musculoskeletal health. On this course, you’ll learn why our bones, joints and muscles function less well as we age, and discover how best to live well as we get older.
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Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease (FutureLearn)

Learn how physical exercise can help patients including those with cardiovascular disease, mental health problems and cancer. In the last few decades physical exercise has become well established as a tool to prevent and treat disease. Perceptions within the healthcare sector of exercise and its prescription as a treatment [...]
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