In this course, you will understand what exercise physiology is and how it affects your training, what resistance training does to you and lastly, and more importantly, how exercise and activity helps in the prevention and hence treatment of certain chronic health conditions.

Meet your Course Experts

Dr Richard Winsley

After completing his PhD in Paediatric Exercise Physiology at the Children‘s Health and Exercise Research Centre Richard then spent time as a post-Doctoral research fellow at the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital, investigating heart rate variability modification with exercise training in cardiac rehabilitation patients. Subsequently, He worked as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist in the National Health Service, working with both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation patients.

Dr Joanna Bowtell

Dr Jo Bowtell completed her PhD examining the effects of nutrition and exercise on protein turnover at Dundee University in 1996. She has been at Exeter University since September 2011, where she is an Academic Lead and Deputy Head of Department. Her main research interest is in exercise and nutrient-induced changes in human physiology and metabolism.