Explore.
Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts

RSS Icon

Books on bikes: Cycling in literature

Books on bikes: Cycling in literature Creative commons image Credit: Public domain image
Updated 03 Jul 2014
If all that activity is too much for you,  why not settle down with one of our choices of great writing about cycling?

Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool

Featuring: ActivityActivity
Want to achieve your goal? Try our Personal Best tool Creative commons image Credit: The Open University
Updated 02 Jul 2014
Have you got a goal? Whether it is to excercise more, lose a few pounds, or write a novel, our Personal Best App will help you get there. 

Free OpenLearn courses.
Free extracts from OU course materials

RSS Icon

The business of football

Free CourseFree Course
The business of football
Introductory level Duration 15 hours Updated 09 Jul 2014
Welcome to this free new OpenLearn course produced by The Open University working in partnership with The Football League Trust. If you are...

Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: AudioAudio ActivityActivity
Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 5 hours Updated 12 Feb 2014
We all know that the heart is very important but what exactly does the heart do? Why is the blood so important? What functions do the lungs perform...

The science behind wheeled sports

Free CourseFree Course Featuring: VideoVideo
The science behind wheeled sports Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This unit focuses on cycling and wheelchair racing: what we might collectively call 'wheeled sports'. The Scientific concepts such as force,...

Become a student.
Change your life with a qualification

RSS Icon

Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

CourseCourse
Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 03 Sep 2014
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

CourseCourse
Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 03 Sep 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

CourseCourse
BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Credit: Dreamstime Updated content
Duration 3000 hours Updated 03 Sep 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...