Fitness and Exercise Essentials: Anatomy and Physiology

Unit 1: Metabolism -- Unit 2: Basic Anatomy and Physiology -- Unit 3: Muscle Anatomy and Physiology
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

This course is one of three installments. This study focuses on the anatomy and physiology of the body in relation to exercise and fitness. It's time to start understanding WHY we should eat certain foods and stay away from others. Now, we can answer the question "what makes some people faster than others". Get the low down on what metabolism really is. And understand the make-up of the human body, so you can truly understand why you are working out.

If you want chiseled abs...start understanding your body and how it functions in exercise. If you want to lose 30 pounds by summer, learn how food interacts as a key player in your body's physical make-up.

What are the requirements?

  • This is an in-depth study of the body and how it functions within the realm of exercise. There is A LOT of information in this course, but it is all beneficial to someone who wants to learn and apply it.
  • You should have a general understanding of the human body (i.e. completed general high school biology coursework).

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand key terms within this unit of study.
  • Recognize the role of metabolism within the human body and how it related directly to exercise.
  • Determine the metabolic requirements of each of the three energy pathways described in this unit.
  • Apply learned information in future courses of study and in personal fitness experience.
  • Become familiar with the structure and function of each of the body systems.
  • Explain the effects exercise has on each of the body systems.
  • Understand the importance of the mind/body link.
  • Recall the names, locations, and functions of major muscles of the body.
  • Deepen your understanding of physical training and the effects it has on the human body.
  • Familiarize yourself with the structure and function of each body system.
  • Explain the effects that exercise has on each of the body systems.
  • Understand the importance of the link between the mind and body.
  • Know the names and locations of the major muscles of the body.
  • Understand and utilize appropriate muscle terminology.

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone who wants to learn the science behind exercise and fitness. Someone looking for a quick and simple path to achieving and understanding wellness.
  • If you are looking for a crash course for anatomy and physiology, or other exercise related courses, this would be right up your alley.
  • This does NOT offer credit from an accredited institution.

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Section 1: Metabolism
Metabolism (Introduction)


Metabolic Set Point
Acquiring Energy From Food
The Environment and Metabolism
Exercise and Metabolic Responses
Energy Metabolism and Types of Exercise
ATP (adenosine triphosphate) Production
The ATP/CP Energy Pathway
The Glycolytic Pathway
The Oxidative Pathway
Conclusion, References, and Summary
Unit 1 Quiz - Checking For Learning
5 questions

This quiz will assess your learning for Unit 1. Good luck!

Section 2: Basic Anatomy and Physiology
A&P Introduction
Cell Structure
Systems of the Human Body
The Lungs
The Circulatory System
The Heart
The Digestive System
The Stomach and Related Organs
The Nervous System
6 questions

You will be assessed on information you have learned and retained in the second unit regarding anatomy and physiology of the human body.

Section 3: Muscle Anatomy and Physiology
Muscle Anatomy and Physiology Introduction
Musculoskeletal System
Connective Tissue
Muscular System
Muscle Terminology
Muscle Structure
Mechanics of Contractions
Muscle Fibers (Types)
Neuromuscular Concepts
Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Hypertrophy
7 questions

This quiz correlates with information learned within the third section of study.

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Instructor Biography

Chris Martin, Physical Educator, Coach, and Personal Trainer

Born, raised, and currently living in beautiful east Tennessee, I am a husband, father, son, educator, coach, personal trainer, and fitness junkie. I received my BS in physical education in 2007 and my master's in educational leadership in 2015.

While most of my time and energy is spent trying to motivate high school students to live healthier lives, I enjoy helping anyone understand exercise and reach their goals, regardless of their age or health status. It's extremely important to have an understanding for how the body is formed and how to get the most of it through exercise and nutrition. Through my accredited sources, I have attained this knowledge and now I'm ready to share it with you!

I completed my undergraduate degree in 2007 at Carson-Newman University. I began teaching high school physical education and wellness in 2008. I currently hold the position of department head in our physical education department. In 2013, I became a certified personal trainer through International Sport Science Association. While I haven't spent a lot time training clients, I have been able to practice what I've learned with my students and athletes. In 2015 I received my master's in Educational Leadership from Union College.

I'm excited to teach what I've learned, so if there's a course that you are interested in, don't hesitate to enroll and get started.

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