Exercise,Nutrition,&Health

Guidelines and assessment methods for fitness and nutrition. Motivation, adherence and stress-reduction techniques discussed. Lecture-demonstration concerning effects of exercise and nutrition on health and well-being. Enroll Info: None

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Introduction to Kinesiology

Introduces students to the field of kinesiology and the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Introductory material about physical activity and health will be provided, and career opportunities in kinesiology will be discussed. Enroll Info: None

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Physiology of Exercise

Fundamental knowledge about, and appreciation for, the adaptability of human physiological systems in meeting a range of exercise demands. Enroll Info: None

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Motor Learning&Performance

A basic and up-to-date view of the major processes and mechanisms underlying the performance and learning of motor skills. Principles in motor learning and control are systematically introduced to produce a meaningful conceptual framework. Enroll Info: None

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Young Athlete Exer & Medicine

Sports are a great way for children to stay physically active, but adults are changing sports in ways that impact children in negative ways. Focuses on how kids are different than adults in terms of their needs for exercise and physical activity. Topics include physical activity epidemiology, growth, maturation, and sport specialization. Additional focus on common orthopedic injuries in the adolescent and pediatric populations and how injuries in young athletes are treated. Enroll Info: None

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Intro to Athletic Healthcare

Issues and basic concepts of athletic healthcare including health care systems, interprofessonal teams, and injuries and conditions common to active populations. Emphasis on the team approach to patient care with exposure to a variety of health science professions. Enroll Info: None

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Fndations:Hlth Behavior Equity

Provides students with an overview of the personal, interpersonal and broader social factors that contribute to the health and well-being of individuals and populations in the United States. Examinations of contemporary approaches to health education and health behavior interventions including: Foundations of health education and health behavior programs, health indicators, social and structural determinants of health and health disparities, models of health education/health behavior that support interventions for individuals and communities. Enroll Info: None

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Intro to Exercise Psychology

Emphasis on the psychological foundations of exercise with motivational techniques, perception of effort, personality dynamics, and mental health serving as the focal points. Enroll Info: None

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close-up photo of colorful jelly beans

Online lab instructors teach food science and kinesiology with candy and games

If you think hands-on learning isn’t possible in an online course, think again. Over the past few years, UW–Madison instructors have developed engaging lab-based courses that allow students to explore scientific concepts without setting foot …

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Cindy Kuhrasch with a Badger red jacket and a big smile

From children to adults, Summer Term instructor inspires learning through movement

Cindy Kuhrasch believes that movement is simply a means of learning. And with the pandemic putting a pause on organized activity, the head of UW–Madison’s physical education program is proving that movement can take just …

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