fullscreen background
Skip to main content

Winter Quarter

Winter Registration Now Open
Most Classes Begin Jan 09
shopping cart icon0

Courses

« Back to Liberal Arts & Sciences

SCI 45 — New Year, New Metabolism

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Thursdays
Course Format: Live Online (About Formats)
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Jan 19—Feb 23
Time: 6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Refund Deadline: Jan 21
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $450
Instructor(s): Clyde Wilson
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
Please Note: Optional Q&A Session: Thursday, March 2, 6:30 - 9:00 pm (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Winter
Live Online(About Formats)
Thursdays
6:30—9:00 pm (PT)
Date(s)
Jan 19—Feb 23
6 weeks
Refund Date
Jan 21
1 Unit
Fees
$450
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Clyde Wilson
Recording
Yes
Open
Please Note: Optional Q&A Session: Thursday, March 2, 6:30 - 9:00 pm (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Metabolism, or the rate at which your body burns calories, is directly related to health, fitness, and weight loss. A low metabolism can make it harder to achieve all three. Nutrition, movement (including exercise), sleep, and stress all have an impact on your metabolism, and research provides us with substantial guidance on how to manage these to our benefit. In this course, we will begin with the theory and application of the “three Ws” of nutrition (what to eat, when to eat, and water) and core components of movement and exercise (cardiovascular, interval, and strengthening). We will then discuss how to coordinate exercise and nutrition so that they are mutually supportive, avoiding the potential irony of exercise actually reducing your health, performance, or ability to lose weight. The course will also examine how exercise and nutrition interact with stress hormones and sleep, since these aspects of our lives are critically dependent on each other. Through weekly homework assignments, each student will develop a comprehensive personal plan for rejuvenating their metabolism from the ground up. This course is geared toward anyone who wonders why their exercise has hit a plateau, why they can’t lose weight in spite of exercising more and eating fewer calories, or why some aspects of their metabolic health have worsened even as they try to improve them.

No scientific background is required; however, this course is based on in-depth examination of scientific findings, with homework focused on their application.

CLYDE WILSON
Research Associate, Biochemistry, UC San Francisco

Clyde Wilson has taught movement and nutrition courses at Stanford for 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.