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

  • Campus and Online Programs
    1. Full Sail University

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • BS in Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    3. Northcentral University

    Program Options

    Doctorate
      • Ed.D. - Sports Management
      • PhD in Education - Sports Management
  • Online Programs Available
    4. Herzing University

    Program Options

    Master's
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
      • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management
  • Online Programs Available
    5. Penn Foster High School

    Program Options

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

    Program Options

    Associate's
      • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant
  • Online Programs Available
    7. Purdue University Global

    Program Options

    Bachelor's
      • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
      • Bachelor: Health and Wellness
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    University of Georgia

  • Louisville, KY

    University of Louisville

  • Iowa City, IA

    University of Iowa

Featured Schools

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Full Sail University

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

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Grand Canyon University

  • BS in Sports Management

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Northcentral University

  • Ed.D. - Sports Management
  • PhD in Education - Sports Management

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Herzing University

  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Public Safety Leadership
  • MBA Dual Concentration: Healthcare Management and Project Management

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Penn Foster High School

  • HS Diploma

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Keiser University

  • Associate of Sciences - Medical Assistant

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Purdue University Global

  • Bachelor: Nutrition Science
  • Bachelor: Health and Wellness

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