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

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    1. American University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management
      • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Saint Leo University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA: Sport Business
      • MBA: Sport Business
  • Campus and Online Programs
    3. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
    Master's
      • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business
      • MBA: Health Systems Management
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Davenport University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Sport Management, BBA
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Bachelor: Health and Wellness
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Regent University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
    Master's
      • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
      • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Independence University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • Health Administration (MS)
  • Online Programs Available
    10. Keiser University

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant

Featured Schools

The schools and programs listed below are popular educational options, and tuition varies based on program and location

American University

  • Master of Science in Sports Analytics Management

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Saint Leo University

  • MBA: Sport Business

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Full Sail University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • EdD in Organizational Leadership - Health Care Administration
  • M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Sports Business
  • BS in Health Sciences: Professional Development & Advanced Patient Care

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Davenport University

  • Sport Management, BBA

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Purdue University Global

  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor: Health and Wellness

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Regent University

  • Doctor of Strategic Leadership - Healthcare Leadership
  • Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership - Healthcare Management
  • Master of Business Administration - Healthcare Management

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