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Personal Health and Fitness Course


Personal Health and Fitness
Personal Health and Fitness

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Course Description

Everyday our attitudes and opinions about our personal well-being are influenced by messages and advertising on the television, in newspapers, on the radio and Internet. How the media portrays health and fitness has a major influence on individuals and society as a whole. This free online course begins by looking at how we define what health is and how media and society influence our attitudes and opinions to what we think is healthy and what is not. The course then covers aspects of health and fitness such as healthy eating, aerobic fitness and how exercise affects mental health. This course will be of interest to any person who is interested in their health and wants to be informed and educated on ways to improve their own personal health and fitness.

CERTIFICATION

To qualify for your official ALISON Diploma, Certificate or PDF you must study and complete all modules and score 80% or more in each of the course assessments. A link to purchase your Diploma certificate will then appear under the My Certificates heading of your My Account page.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

You will understand the important role health and fitness has in our world today. You will know the value of balancing diet and exercise. This course will show you the best ways to exercise to burn more calories.You will be aware of the role of high and low GI foods and understand what foods are more important in your diet.

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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 151 votes
Course Title: Personal Health and Fitness
Course #: 358
Course Publisher: OpenLearn
Course Category: 13
Content Origin:
Course Description: Everyday our attitudes and opinions about our personal well-being are influenced by messages and advertising on the television, in newspapers, on the radio and Internet. How the media portrays health and fitness has a major influence on individuals and society as a whole. This free online course begins by looking at how we define what health is and how media and society influence our attitudes and opinions to what we think is healthy and what is not. The course then covers aspects of health and fitness such as healthy eating, aerobic fitness and how exercise affects mental health. This course will be of interest to any person who is interested in their health and wants to be informed and educated on ways to improve their own personal health and fitness.
License: This course is available from OpenLearn through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date: 11 February 2013
Content  
Course Duration (Avg Learner): 1-2 Hours
Video/Audio: Low
Audio Only: Low
Animation: None
Assessments: Yes
Education Level
Age appropriateness: 16+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level: Lower High/ Secondary School
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Sandhya P
    Sandhya P India It is a very good course. I enjoyed it thoroughly.. 2016-04-18 20:04:48
  • Orlando Kevin Burks Jershun
    Orlando Kevin Burks Jershun United States of America A very informative, personal, education course on health. Most people here in the United States do even give much thought to their personal, health unless they are into personal, fitness. Those that are not into personal fitness do not put much emphasis on personal health at all, only enjoying life in every way possible. Personal fullflilment is the most important thing in this culture, not health. The course confirmed my personal beliefs on personal, health. I used to be very healthy (very fit with a nice physique and stable in life), now I am struggling just to maintain what little health I have left. This course will help me a great deal. It is a reminder to me just how important my personal health really is. Thank you. Mr. Kevin Burks Jershun 2016-04-08 20:04:53
  • Vanessa Hart
    Vanessa Hart United States of America Excellent! 2016-03-04 19:03:07
  • Wendy Cunningham
    Wendy Cunningham Australia Informative and well worth taking the time to complete. 2016-03-01 10:03:52
  • Eric Carrier
    Eric Carrier United States of America Great learning experience 2016-01-13 02:01:52
  • John Ciprio
    John Ciprio United States of America This course was very thought provoking and insightful. I learned a great deal. It touches on subject matter about what health is according to scientific, medical, social, and cultural points of view, then the material leads the student to the conventional ideology of fitness; as in aerobic fitness, proper diet, hydration and more. I believe any student that completes this course, will have a richer, fuller understanding of what personal health and fitness is. 2016-01-02 04:01:40
  • Jeffrey Brown
    Jeffrey Brown United States of America I must admit the Personal Health and Fitness Course was very challenging for me to pass, but I am happy to say I passed and learned so much and appreciate this course to add to my life. 2015-12-08 17:12:07
  • Kiera Streaty
    Kiera Streaty United States of America Great content. I enjoyed the course and learned a great deal. 2015-10-14 01:10:24
  • kamaran saeed
    kamaran saeed Iraq Personal Health and Fitness Course offers one of the most exciting and rewarding careers to anyone who has a genuine passion for all things fitness and wellness.. 2015-10-05 20:10:09
  • Todd Fuhr
    Todd Fuhr Canada Informative and educational. Beneficial for those wanting to further their understanding of personal health and fitness. 2015-09-23 18:09:56
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