Principles of Muscular and Cardiovascular Fitness

This interactive online course provides you with an introduction to key concepts in health and fitness, including adaptations to training, health benefits of muscular and cardiovascular training and the current guidelines associated with each. This course is suitable for those wishing to increase their foundational knowledge on muscular and cardiovascular training in order to better understand their own health and lifestyle.
Length: ~35 mins
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Principles of Fitness and Nutrition

This bitesize course outlines the fundamentals of physical fitness and healthy eating, including correct terminology, barriers and genetics, and nutritional advice based on Government guidelines. You will also be introduced to the concept of energy balance in maintaining weight and the health problems associated with poor nutrition. This course can help support those studying for a Level 2 qualification in fitness, and is ideal if you want to understand nutrition and how to apply healthy eating principles to your own life.
Length: ~35 mins
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Principles of Stretching and Motor Skills

If you take this course you will discover the basics of flexibility and stretching and the manifold benefits, as well as how to stretch for health and the current guidance. In addition, you will be introduced to the concept of motor skills, including the different types of motor skills and how to apply them successfully to your own training.
Length: ~35 mins
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Energy and Nervous Systems

In this course, you will gain an understanding of energy production, including how energy is supplied from food and converted within the body, the three different energy systems and how they are used during exercise and activities. In addition, it covers the nervous system, nerve cell structure, and how electrical impulses lead to muscle contractions and allow us to train to improve motor fitness.
Length: ~35 mins
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Cardiorespiratory System

The cardiorespiratory system is described in detail, from the individual components such as blood cells, veins, the heart, arteries, up to the entire circulatory system. Animations and interactivity are used to unpack the process of breathing and gaseous exchange, illustrating the main muscles involved. Finally, we take an in-depth look at blood pressure, the risks involved and how lifestyle factors can affect heart health.
Length: ~60 mins
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Muscles of the Body

In this interactive course, you will learn the structure of human muscles and explore the different muscles of the body using our intuitive online application. The course is broken down into muscles of the core, upper body and lower body, giving you the freedom to navigate the detailed illustrations and videos to explore muscle locations, insertion points and movements.
Length: ~60 mins
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Bones and Joints

This comprehensive online course provides you with an interactive and engaging way to learn about the bones and the human skeletal system. Broken down into easily digested sections, this course takes you through the structure and function of bones, the different types of joints found in the body (along with their movements) and how exercise affects joints and the skeleton.
Length: ~60 mins
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