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Professor Dean Hodgkin, B.Sc

Professor Dean Hodgkin
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Portsmouth
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Teaching people how the body works and so how exercise can be of benefit is my mission in life, hence I'm so grateful for the opportunity to work with The Great Courses.

International fitness expert Dean Hodgkin has presented master classes and seminars to fitness instructors in more than 30 countries. Voted Best International Fitness Presenter at the One Body One World awards in New York, he has appeared on numerous television and radio programs worldwide. A three-time World Karate Champion and a two-time European Karate Champion, Hodgkin earned a B.Sc. honors degree in Mathematics and Management Studies from the University of Portsmouth. He continued his education at Leicester College, where he was awarded the Certificate in Exercise and Health Studies by the Physical Education Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the leading qualification in the field at the time. Since then he has accrued a wide and impressive array of vocational qualifications and is a regular attendee at conferences focused on the latest health and fitness research findings. At the 2012 International Fitness Showcase-Europe's largest group exercise event, attracting more than 7,000 participants-Hodgkin received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to the fitness industry.

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"Not only is Dean Hodgkin able to communicate in  simple terms how our body works, but he also gives a variety of specific exercises to help improve the quality of life."

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21 Courses and Sets

  1. Physiology and Fitness

    Physiology and Fitness

    Dean Hodgkin
    Starting at $319.95 Starting at $319.95 $374.95 $319.95$374.95
    Whether your goal is to live to be 100, run a marathon, reduce your waistline, or just get the most from daily life, functional fitness is the foundation for active and dynamic living and the best quality of life you can have. In Physiology and Fitness, international fitness expert Dean Hodgkin shows you a new, scientifically based way to reach your own optimum fitness and to keep it for life. This course presents a...
  2. Essentials of Strength Training

    Essentials of Strength Training

    Dean Hodgkin
    Starting at $94.95 Starting at $94.95 $99.95 $94.95$99.95
    Strength training holds the key to unlocking your optimum health and achieving your peak physique, whether you're 28 or 78. When you make strength training a part of your fitness regimen—for only 30-minute sessions two to three times per week—you're taking giant leaps toward improving your health. Now, with the three lessons and three workout sessions of Essentials of Strength Training by international fitness...
  3. (Set) Physiology and Fitness & The Science of Natural Healing  Set

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & The Science of Natural Healing

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
    Achieve your best fitness and health to enhance your quality of life in this course set that will give you the tools to exercise safely and effectively and tap into the power of food and natural supplements to prevent, reduce, or eliminate a host of medical conditions. Physiology and Fitness features 24 foundational lectures explaining human anatomy and physiology and how the body's processes respond to exercise,...
  4. (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age  Set

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
    Get a solid understanding of how your body works and responds to exercise as well as the tools, tips, and insight that come from a thorough knowledge of personal wellness. First, in Physiology and Fitness, learn from Dean Hodgkin, an international fitness expert, the numerous benefits of becoming and staying fit, as well as how to achieve your optimum fitness. Then, in Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being...
  5. (Set)  Introduction to Anatomy & Essentials of Strength Traini Set

    (Set) Introduction to Anatomy & Essentials of Strength Traini

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $619.90 $534.90$619.90
  6. (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness   Set

    (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $189.90 Starting at $189.90 $199.90 $189.90$199.90
    See how adding strength training, properly done, to your fitness regimen and learning the truth about nutrition and fitness fads can significantly improve your health in this course set that's fundamental to your well-being. First, in Essentials of Strength Training, taught by international fitness expert Dean Hodgkin, you'll learn the real science behind strength training, including its many health benefits, and...
  7. (Set) Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health & Physiology and Fitness  Set

    (Set) Mind-Body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $639.90 Starting at $639.90 $749.90 $639.90$749.90
  8. (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Nutrition Made Clear  Set on sale

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Nutrition Made Clear

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $571.00 Starting at $151.90 $178.90 $151.90$178.90
    Get a solid understanding of how your body works and responds to exercise as well as the nutrition needed to fuel it optimally in this two-course set. First, in Physiology and Fitness, learn from Dean Hodgkin, an international fitness expert, the numerous benefits of becoming and staying fit, as well as how to achieve your optimum fitness. Then, in Nutrition Made Clear, explore with Professor Roberta H. Anding the...
  9. (Set)  Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) Everyday Gourmet: Healthy Food & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    We’re just beginning to explore the interconnectedness of the whole body and how every decision you make, including what you put in your mouth, can have an impact on your overall wellbeing. With Physiology and Fitness, you’ll learn a groundbreaking approach that will help you reach your optimum health. Then The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great will teach you how to feed your body in order to...
  10. (Set)  Essentials of Strength Training & Practicing Mindfulnes Set

    (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & Practicing Mindfulnes

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  11. (Set)  How to Stay Fit As You Age & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) How to Stay Fit As You Age & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $519.90 Starting at $519.90 $594.90 $519.90$594.90
  12. (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology  Set

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $759.90 Starting at $759.90 $894.90 $759.90$894.90
    Get a solid understanding of how your body works and how it responds to exercise with in this two-course set. First, in Physiology and Fitness, learn from Dean Hodgkin, an international fitness expert, the numerous benefits of becoming and staying fit, as well as how to achieve your optimum fitness. Then, in Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology, let Dr. Anthony A. Goodman lead you...
  13. (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & Physiology and Fitness  Set

    (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & Physiology and Fitness

    Dean Hodgkin
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Get the most out of life at any age with this two-course set from international fitness expert Dean Hodgkin. First, Physiology and Fitness presents a groundbreaking approach to fitness education that joins scientific knowledge with results-driven practice. Then, following the same comprehensive approach, Essentials of Strength Training helps you build strength, lose weight, and boost your overall health.
  14. (Set)  Physiology and Fitness & Optimizing Brain Fitness Set

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Optimizing Brain Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
  15. (Set)  Essentials of Strength Training & Stress and Your Body Set

    (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & Stress and Your Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $309.90 Starting at $309.90 $354.90 $309.90$354.90
  16. (Set) New Science of Healthy Mind and Body Set on sale

    (Set) New Science of Healthy Mind and Body

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,000.90 Starting at $213.90 $258.90 $213.90$258.90
  17. (Set)  Physiology and Fitness & Practicing Mindfulness Set

    (Set) Physiology and Fitness & Practicing Mindfulness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $534.90 Starting at $534.90 $629.90 $534.90$629.90
  18. (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age  Set

    (Set) Essentials of Strength Training & Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $414.90 Starting at $414.90 $474.90 $414.90$474.90
    Take charge of your health with this life-changing course set. First, Essentials of Strength Training helps you build strength, lose weight, and boost your overall health with three medically sound preparatory lessons and three workout sessions. Then, Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-Being at Any Age offers an essential reference guide to healthy living, packed with information and advice rooted in the...
  19. (Set)  Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body & Physiology and Fitness Set on sale

    (Set) Yoga for Healthy Mind and Body & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $445.00 Starting at $111.90 $129.90 $111.90$129.90
    Start a healthy routine with this two course set. In Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body, discover the history of yoga and learn the various ways that you can practice it. Then, in Physiology and Fitness, forge a link between what you know about how your body works and what you can do to make it work better.
  20. (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    Learn how to help your body feel its very best with this two-course set. In Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong, learn an ancient art that soothes the mind and strengthens the body. Then, in Physiology and Fitness, explore the systems of the body and how you can increase your overall fitness level.
  21. (Set) Healthy Living: 4 Course Set Set

    (Set) Healthy Living: 4 Course Set

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $484.80 Starting at $484.80 $484.80 $484.80$484.80
    Take the best care of yourself possible with this set of health-focused courses. Learn tips and techniques fro making healthy food taste great, ways to strengthen your body, the surprising myths we’ve all absorbed over the years about nutrition and fitness, and the tips you need to stay healthy at ANY age. Improve your diet, your body, and your mind.