Free Online Health and Fitness Courses from Top Universities

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Health and fitness classes are made available for free from Open University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Individuals can choose from several courses that address topics like where to find information on living a healthy lifestyle and how the body handles strain and movement.
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Free Health and Fitness Courses

A few courses related to health and fitness are available free of charge from two prominent universities. These classes lecture on such topics as muscle and joint movement and how alcohol affects the body.

Open University

The OpenLearn platfrom from this school provides two free health and fitness courses. Individuals can take a class that explores alcohol and its short- and long-term effects on human health. Another course teaches students how to find lifestyle- and health-related information on the Web. Topics covered in this class include bookmarking, RSS feeds, online resources, bibliographic databases and full text electronic journals.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aspiring heath and fitness experts or those who want to learn about the field for personal enjoyment can sign up for a free course through the university's OpenCourseWare. The class deals with the feeling of strain or movement in joints, tendons and muscles, and includes lecture notes and activities.

Free Online Health and Fitness Courses at a Glance

Course & School Program Level Format Assignments Quizzes & Exams Downloadable
Alcohol and Human Health course from Open University Undergraduate Text No Yes Yes
Finding Information in Health and Lifestyle course from Open University Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes
Physical Intelligence course at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Undergraduate Text Yes No Yes

Popular Schools

  • Online Programs Available
    1. Kaplan University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
      • Master of Healthcare Admin
    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Bachelor: Health and Wellness
      • Bachelor: Health Science
      • Bachelor: Healthcare Admin
    Associate's
      • AASBA in Health Club Operations
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
    Master's
      • M.Ed. - Athletic Coaching
      • MEd - Sports Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
    Certificate
      • Education Specialist - Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BA: Sport Business
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Post University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • B.S. in Sport Management
  • Campus and Online Programs
    5. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Trident University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
    Bachelor's
      • Health Sciences (BSHS)
      • Health Administration (BSHA)
  • Online Programs Available
    7. The George Washington University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
      • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
      • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences
      • MSHS in Translational Microbiology
  • Online Programs Available
    8. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Argosy University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Sport-Exercise Psychology (MA)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Practical Theology - Practical Healing
      • Master of Divinity - Practical Healing
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

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Kaplan University

  • Master of Healthcare Admin
  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • AASBA in Health Club Operations

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • M.Ed. - Athletic Coaching
  • Education Specialist - Sports Management

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Saint Leo University

  • BA: Sport Business

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Post University

  • B.S. in Sport Management

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Full Sail University

  • BS - Sportscasting
  • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media

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Trident University

  • Health Sciences (Ph.D.)
  • Health Sciences (BSHS)
  • Health Administration (BSHA)

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The George Washington University

  • MSHS Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • MSHS in Immunohematology and Biotechnology
  • MSHS in Molecular Diagnostic Sciences

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American University

  • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management

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