Sep 04, 2017
A very good course for all students of any age. The knowledge of exercise will help in daily life. Moreover to remain fit exercise and its advantages are explained in easy and suitable manner.
Nov 25, 2019
Very well informed course. The range of topic covered is brilliant. I enrolled on the course to reinforce prior learning. This is a perfect course for someone looking for a similar outcome
by K Y•
Feb 16, 2019
by Anastasia B•
Jun 03, 2018
by Pravin R•
Aug 28, 2017
Video material and presentation was good. Content was just right.
Schedule for course was reasonable.
Video vs transcript errors were seen. Couple of exercise questions also seemed to be incorrect. Some mistakes are not as critical as others for e.g. "fast" instead of "fats" vs. "anaerobic" instead of "aerobic"
Support from the instructors/moderators was minimal. Very less to nil interactive sessions with the course moderators/instructor. Some terms used in the videos had to be referred outside of Coursera for better clarity.
Final assignment is a big concern. Am not happy with the methodology of evaluatiing as I found atleast 2 people plagiarising. Am not sure how many peers would recognise this. What if one of the peer reviewer has plagiarised?
by Ganesh S•
Dec 09, 2019
Dr. Robert Mazzeo was excellent in his precise and data driven lectures. The base content that went IN is possibly very good for a 4 week course but while empirical data is proof for many scenarios, it would've helped if there was material that also said - here are some use cases where the given data may or may not be most representative. For example, when we talk about the intersection where burning fat goes down and the body starts seeking carbs, am guessing that the point of intersection could vary for people across different physical and physiological capabilities and ideally there could've been a small band - between say 40 and 70% of VO2 max - that could've been called out as a reference band.
by David D•
Oct 29, 2017
This is really an outstanding course for anyone. It will inform you and shuld motivate you to start or continue exercising/physical activity. Mazzeo explains clearly and precisely if somewhat rapidly and provides ample proof of better health though exercise. If he published a book I would certainly consider purchasing it.
This course touches on all areas, from optimizing exercise itself, to how this can have such a positive impact on things like aging and disease...
I would have given a 5 star but as I audited this course and did not pay for an unnecessary certificate I could not get quiz results unlike almost all other MOOCs I have taken.
by Jen M•
Oct 17, 2017
I liked the course a lot and I learned a lot. I wish there were more handouts related to the information in the lectures so I had it in written form (like an outline of what was covered, etc.). My biggest issue was the final assignment; the instructions said to include a bunch of things, but the grading rubric only asked for some of that info in more detail than maybe one would've thought. Maybe either have a bigger rubric that covers more or have the instructions be more specific about how much detail you want and forget about the parts you don't grade. Just a thought.
by Jonathan G•
Jan 23, 2018
fascinating course. I learned a lot! Although, it would've been more fulfilling if they talked about exercise programs for different of body types i.e. meso-ectomorphic and so on. Such body types need more military style, "boot camp" exercises where the entire body has to work all at once and the body is seen as one big muscle. Just saying.
by Vaibhav G•
Apr 30, 2018
The course content was excellent. Only improvement would be, the language was too technical to follow, and was a bit dry at times, even though this course was in the area of my interest, I found the videos a bit boring at times.
Also, the last few videos about aging, cancer etc were less relevant.
by Durvankur P•
Nov 15, 2017
It was a thorough explanation of all the aspects of exercise. Being an endurance athlete, I was able to incorporate most of the concepts taught in this course. It has helped me immensely in better understanding the nuances of sports, body and overall aspects of health.
by Giulia C•
Mar 26, 2020
Thank you for this amazing course! It has been very useful and pleasant. I could understand better some dynamics "behind the scenes" of a training program and I learned how being active an affect our health and fitness for real, I don't have to "trust" blindly anymore!
Nov 25, 2019
Skipping all the assessments I quite enjoyed the videos as they gave me some useful information that I can use to enhance my own life as well as aid relatives struggling with weight issues and common diseases.
by Luis R H S O•
Jun 23, 2018
I think something was missed it. For example some ways to calculate TMB in an athletes vs normal people to have more clear idea about how body reacts. But in general its ok course
by Sandy C•
Apr 30, 2018
The content of the course is fantastic, though I think is not ok that some of the material is blocked and available only if you purchase the certificate.
by Vasco F P R•
Mar 22, 2020
The course is very useful for beginners initiating their studies in the field of Exercise Science. Great introductory content on exercise physiology.
by Ananya K•
Jan 10, 2020
My final assignment was given zero as my peer didn't assess it properly hence I was forced to resubmit and recheck it which delayed the final result
by Adam J H•
Apr 19, 2018
This abbreviated course reviewed basic physiology and principles relevant to exercise. It was a great introduction to frame further study.
by Carlos R R G•
Jun 07, 2019
the only thing i would like to add is that they could add a better nutrition part everything else is good
by Philip D•
Oct 18, 2017
Very informative. I bit over my head at times. But that kept it from getting boring. I learned a lot
by Satyen M•
Sep 05, 2017
Course was well arranged and mostly easy. I wish there were varied instructors and more graphics.
by Amolpreet K•
May 04, 2019
this course is very helpful for those who are very keen to know about fitness and other aspects
by BISHAL B•
Mar 29, 2020
It was awesome experience to learn online with coursera. I just loved studying in coursera
by Rajendra T•
Jun 21, 2018
Very good coursework with many exercise aspects covered concisely.
Nov 10, 2017
Good, basic materials for students in sports&exercise science.
by Ramash A•
Oct 30, 2018
very much informative and effective in weight loss programs.