February 10th Re-launch of hugely popular: BodyMatters, Massive Open Online Course

BodyMatters, Dr. Ian Shrier’s free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in Sport and Exercise Medicine is re-launching for the 2nd time on Feb 10, 2016 (registration open now).

Last year, over 30,000 students from 185 different countries participated. This relaunch provides an opportunity for those who were unable to see it the first time around. Based on past experiences of other MOOCs, Dr. Shrier expects to have 8-10,000 students in this session.

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The MOOC is divided into three parts:

  1. Why physical activity is important,
  2.  How to train without getting injured, and;
  3. What to do if you do get injured.

The guest lecturer roster includes leading experts from around the world: Paul McCrory, Kerry Gordon, and Steven Blair, to name a few. Although many past students were from health and fitness industries, the content is accessible to a broad audience, and designed for the lay public.

Dr. Shrier has learned a lot himself, “I had never heard of physical literacy before [I listened to the talk by Patrice Aubertin], and the history of the anti-doping movement by Andrew Pipe was fascinating”.

The innovative format, along with guest lecturers that all have something unique to offer, is sure to make MOOC #2 a lot more valuable than the free registration suggests!

For more information and to register follow THIS LINK.


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