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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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What Will I Learn?
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.
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  • 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).

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.

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.
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Curriculum For This Course
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14 Lectures 48:07


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

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

Unit 1 Quiz
5 questions
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
12 Lectures 44:41

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



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

Unit 2 Quiz
6 questions
Muscle Anatomy and Physiology
12 Lectures 39:36

Musculoskeletal System


Connective Tissue

Muscular System

Muscle Terminology

Muscle Structure

Mechanics of Contractions

Muscle Fibers (Types)

Neuromuscular Concepts

Aerobic, Anaerobic, and Hypertrophy


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

Muscle Anatomy and Physiology
7 questions
About the Instructor
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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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