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SCI 39 — Exercise Theory and Design for Health and Fitness

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Clyde Wilson
Duration: 6 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Aug 1—Sep 5
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Thursdays
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Class Meeting Time: 6:30—9:30 pm (PT)
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what was previously published. The course will meet on 6 Thursdays, August 1 to September 5, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (PT).
Tuition: $540
   
Refund Deadline: Aug 3
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 6 weeks
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm (PT)
Date(s): Aug 1—Sep 5
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $540
 
Refund Deadline: Aug 3
 
Instructor(s): Clyde Wilson
 
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what was previously published. The course will meet on 6 Thursdays, August 1 to September 5, 6:30 - 9:30 pm (PT).
 
Human movement and exercise can increase quality of life through improved immunity, sleep, energy, metabolism, psychological state, longevity (meaning disease-risk reduction), and function of tissues such as bones, nerves, joints, and muscles. This course highlights what the scientific literature says about the impact that human movement has on health and fitness parameters so that exercise can be targeted to specific goals. Students will learn a simple approach for applying this information to their lives, helping them to develop personalized exercise programs that benefit from an enhanced understanding of the fundamental processes involved. Topics covered will include anatomy, the neural control of movement, how muscles contract and become damaged during exercise, and the recovery and adaptation process. Homework will focus on applying course concepts to each person's individual life goals and lifestyle, combining what each person wants with the realities of their life to strike the balance between what is simultaneously most effective and most sustainable.

Students should be comfortable hearing about scientific findings on the topics discussed in class, but no science background is required.

CLYDE WILSON
Research Associate, Biochemistry, UC San Francisco

Clyde Wilson has taught movement and nutrition courses at Stanford for over 20 years, including kinesiology in the Department of Human Biology, nutrition and exercise theory in the Department of Athletics, food pharmacology in both the Stanford and UCSF medical schools, and metabolism in Stanford Medicine's Health and Human Performance program. He received a PhD in chemistry from Stanford and researches metabolism at UCSF.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.