ES.010 Chemistry of Sports: Understanding How Exercise Affects Your Body


Class Info

Students apply chemistry knowledge to physical fitness through the study of three sports: swimming, cycling, and running. Classroom component focuses on nutrition, exercise, anatomy, physiology, and the chemistry of supplements and sports equipment. Laboratory component focuses on training for and completion of triathlon competition. Students may earn up to 2 PE points during the term by attending supervised triathlon training workouts. Preference to students in ESG.

This class has no prerequisites.

ES.010 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Lyons and P. Christie.

Lecture occurs 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Wednesdays in 24-619.

This class counts for a total of 6 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Chemistry of Sports site or on the ES.010 Stellar site.

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