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.
May 28, 2018
It is a great course that will summarize information about exercise, physiological systems, metabolism and adaptations after training. Excellent video lectures and articles recommended.
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 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 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.
Nov 10, 2017
Good, basic materials for students in sports&exercise science.
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 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 Amanda V•
May 08, 2018
I've really enjoyed this course and 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 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 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 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 Ananya k•
Jul 15, 2018
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 Amolpreet K•
May 04, 2019
this course is very helpful for those who are very keen to know about fitness and other aspects
by Olivier J•
Apr 25, 2019
Very good training for intermediate to advanced students
by Gaurav S P•
Mar 24, 2019
IT IS GOOD.
by Felix L•
May 17, 2019
Great course for people into physical fitness.
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 Genina T L•
Jun 25, 2019
This course would have received 5 stars from me, but I did not like the whole Peer Review part. I do not think it is fair to have us grade each other's work. I felt uncomfortable doing so as I think everyone learns differently and I did paid for the course so I am serious to learn it. I also think that everyone thinks differently to grade others. Their opinion is not necessarily the correct one. The Rubric should be known BEFORE we submit our assignment and should be graded by an instructor or not at all.
by Ellen C•
Jul 17, 2019
Final essay hard on Week 4
by Hugo M d l C•
Mar 05, 2019
el único inconveniente es que no tiene opción al idioma español
by Aaron K•
Jan 15, 2019
Delivery was quite static, but the visualisations were good. The content was clearly delivered, but certain terms and concepts need to be explained before they are put into context. Even with the reading, it was a struggle to keep up with all these new terms and ideas when they are delivered in a way that would only make immediate sense to someone with a background in the field.
by Dorothy H•
Sep 22, 2017
I'll give you a synopsis:
Exercise is important for healing with all sorts of problems.
There you go. :D
In short - a bit too simplistic for practitioners and a bit too medically based for regular folk.
by Nedyu Y•
Jun 10, 2019
Nice basic course on fitness, it explains all a beginner should know. One negative aspect is that slides are not made available as pdf