Sport and Exercise Biomechanics


The main focus of this module is on the application of biomechanics to assess and manipulate performance in the sport and exercise area. Students will develop skills necessary to conduct a qualitative analysis. The module will also introduce equipment and protocols in quantitative analysis.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and explain anatomical principals of movement.

  2. Distinguish between and explain kinematics and kinetics of motion.

  3. Understand the key considerations when measuring motion and evaluate available movement analysis techniques.

  4. Outline the biomechanical factors that determine performance success in a number of sports.

  5. Explain the relationship between relative excessive loading on a tissue and increased risk of tissue injury.

  6. Explain the role of biomechanics and its strengths and weaknesses in sport, exercise and health environments.

  7. Design and execute experiments in biomechanical analysis of sport and exercise performance and analyse, interpret and present data orally and in writing using correct academic style and notation.

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