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."

23 Courses and Sets

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23 Courses and Sets

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

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

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $489.90 Starting at $489.90 $574.90 $489.90$574.90
    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.
  2. (Set) Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise & Physiology and Fitness Set

    (Set) Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise & Physiology and Fitness

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $554.90 Starting at $554.90 $644.90 $554.90$644.90
    If you are interested in improving the way you look and feel, even a small amount of regular exercise can make a substantial difference. The two-course set of Changing Body Composition through Diet and Exercise & Physiology and Fitness will show you scientifically based ways to reach your own optimum fitness and to keep it for life.
  3. (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.