Introduction to Exercise Science

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The Introduction to Exercise Science short course provides a sound, current and scientific introduction to aspects of human nutrition, fitness, training principles and common sports injuries.

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify the structure and function of the cell, and of body systems related to movement, cardiovascular, respiratory and nutrition
  • Design a training programme for a chosen athlete based on a detailed physical assessment
  • Identify common sports injuries, the immediate and longer-term actions
  • Outline the benefits of exercise
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