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World Food Day

World Food Day Copyrighted image Credit: Suzanne Tucker | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 15 Oct 2010
Saturday 16th October 2010 is World Food Day. To coincide with this year's theme - United against Hunger - we have selected some resources which...

Feeding the Chilean miners

Feeding the Chilean miners Creative commons image Credit: By Andreaqi via Flickr under Creative Commons licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 21 Sep 2010
What would the Chilean miners have been given to eat when they were trapped? Audrey Brown, a science tutor at the Open University, provides an...

Sport science

Sport science Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Jul 2008
How do athletes achieve their best? Discover the pivotal role of sport science

Digestion

Digestion Copyrighted image Credit: OU
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 27 Sep 2007
We are what we eat, aren't we? More about food, diet and the importance of healthy eating

Ever Wondered About... Berries?

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Ever Wondered About... Berries? Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 11 Jun 2007
Paul Merrett and David Shuker discuss the science and significance of berries.

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Nutrition: Proteins

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Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 07 Feb 2014
This Unit studies 'proteins'. Starting with a simple analysis of the molecular make up, the Unit moves on to look at the importance of protein and...

Nutrition: Vitamins and minerals

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Nutrition: Vitamins and minerals Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 10 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
Both vitamins and minerals are essential in the diet in small quantities.The term ‘vitamin’ was not coined until early in the 20th century, to...

Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control

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Eating to win: Activity, diet and weight control Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Introductory level Duration 6 hours Updated 10 Dec 2013
This unit examines the importance of nutrition in physical activity, sport weight management. The role that physical activity has alongside...

Diabetes complications

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Introductory level Duration 16 hours Updated 31 May 2011
Diabetes is an increasing problem among both adults and children. This unit looks at the way diabetes is managed once it has been diagnosed in...

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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 23 Jul 2014
What makes a top-flight sports coach or fitness instructor? This Certificate course investigates the factors that contribute to success, and gives...

Improving health and wellbeing

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Improving health and wellbeing Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker New content
Introductory level Updated 24 Jul 2014 Register by 02 Jun 2014
Online interactive teaching material and case studies explain how nutrition, exercise, alcohol, smoking and stress are influenced by individual...

Introduction to sport, fitness and management

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Introduction to sport, fitness and management Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Introductory level Duration 600 hours Updated 24 Jul 2014 Register by 11 Sep 2014
Whether your interest in sport and fitness is general or professional, this course covers key issues from health and nutrition to safety and...