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Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports

Time to stop playing nice about misogyny in sports Creative commons image Credit: Catherine Pain New content
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 23 Oct 2014
Talks of re-signing convicted rapist Ched Evans has highlighted misogyny in sport is prevalent - we must protest, writes Professor Kath Woodward....

Michael Mosley answers your pressing health questions

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Michael Mosley answers your pressing health questions Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2014
As part of Trust Me, I'm a Doctor, health expert and presenter Michael Mosley gives you compelling answers and top advice on a range of health...

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?

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Exploring sport online: Athletes and efficient hearts

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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

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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,...

The psychological aspects of sports injury

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Intermediate level Duration 3 hours Updated 11 Dec 2013
For many people, sport is a way of life, so imagine the emotional distress that a sports injury can bring when it restricts someone's participation...

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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management

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Certificate of Higher Education in Sport, Fitness and Management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University/Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Oct 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

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Certificate of Higher Education Open Copyrighted image Credit: Irochka | Dreamstime.com Updated content
Duration 1200 hours Updated 24 Oct 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

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 24 Oct 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...