To finish off our second run of the MOOC “Nutrition and Health: Macronutrients and Overnutrition” (NUTR101x) we have developed an extra module with the topic “Nutrition and Sport” which will run from 12 October 2015 onwards. It will end with a live online lecture by Professor Dr. Sander Kersten on World Food Day, Friday 16 October from 16:00 till 17:00 hrs CET.
The module will start on Monday with a short introduction to the module and the experiment that is part of this module. In order to get a base measurement for our test conditions, Rieneke - our test subject- has recently conducted a maximal aerobic capacity test. A summary of this test will be shown to you on Tuesday 13 October 2015. On Wednesday 14 October 2015, you will get to see the outcomes of the first test conditions. Rieneke followed a high carbohydrate diet for three days and carried out a time-till-exhaustion test afterwards. We will share the outcomes with you and ask you about your thoughts. On Thursday 15 October 2015, you will get to see the outcomes of the second test conditions, in which Rieneke followed a high fat diet for three days and also carried out the same test afterwards. The outcomes of these test conditions will be shared with you as well. Furthermore, we are curious about how you would explain the outcomes using the theory from the MOOC. Please let us know via Twitter by using hashtag #NUTR101x.
The module will conclude with a live online lecture by Professor Dr. Sander Kersten, where he will explain the theory behind the experiment and teach you the basics of nutrition and exercise. The online lecture will be live streamed in the course on edX on Friday 16 October 2015 at 16:00 CET and you will have the opportunity to ask questions live or beforehand by using #NUTR101x on Twitter.
Make sure you do not miss this extra lecture in order to get the whole learning experience of NUTR101x!
You can watch the live-stream here or via the course on edX.