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. Liberty University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS: Human Performance: Strength Training and Conditioning
      • MS: Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
      • MS: Sport Management (Non-Thesis)
      • MS: Sport Management: Coaching and Athletic Administration (Non-Thesis)
      • MS: Sport Management: Coaching and Athletic Administration (Thesis)
      • MS: Sport Management: Outdoor Adventure Sport (Thesis)
    Bachelor's
      • BS: Sport Management: General
      • BS: Sport Management: Conference and Event Management
      • BS: Sport Management: Sport Administration
      • BS: Sport Management: Sport Communication and Public Relations
      • BS: Sport Management: Sport Outreach
      • BS: Sport Management: Sport Venue Management
  • Online Programs Available
    2. Grand Canyon University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MS in Health Care Administration
    Bachelor's
      • BS in Sports Management
      • B.S. in Health Sciences
      • BS in Health Care Administration
      • Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Health Science with an Emphasis in Trauma
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • Campus and Online Programs
    4. Full Sail University

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS - Sportscasting
      • B.S. - Sports Marketing and Media
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Columbia Southern University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA - Health Care Management
    Bachelor's
      • BSBA - Sport Management
    Certificate
      • Graduate Certificate - Health Care Management
  • Online Programs Available
    6. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
    Associate's
      • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
    Master's
      • MEd - Sports Management
      • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration
  • Online Programs Available
    8. Penn Foster

    Program Options

    Certificate
      • Career Diploma - Home Health Aide
  • Online Programs Available
    9. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

    High School Diploma
      • HS Diploma
  • 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

Liberty University

  • MS: Human Performance: Strength Training and Conditioning
  • MS: Marketing: Sports Marketing and Media
  • BS: Sport Management: General
  • BS: Sport Management: Conference and Event Management

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Grand Canyon University

  • MS in Health Care Administration
  • BS in Sports Management
  • B.S. in Health Sciences

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Purdue University Global

  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science

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Full Sail University

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

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Columbia Southern University

  • MBA - Health Care Management
  • BSBA - Sport Management
  • Graduate Certificate - Health Care Management

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
  • Associate of Science - Medical Assisting Services

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • PhD in Education - Sports Management
  • MEd - Sports Management
  • MS - Organizational Leadership: Health Care Administration

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Penn Foster

  • Career Diploma - Home Health Aide

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