Biomechanics of Sports Techniques (EXSS3044)

UNIT OF STUDY

The prime focus of this unit is the application of biomechanical principles to the analysis, understanding, assessment, feedback and improvement of techniques to enhance sport performance. Students will be introduced to the biomechanical analysis of various popular sports such as cricket, golf, soccer, weight lifting, tennis, throwing, etc. Many of the case studies involve the development of practical assessment competency. Skills include the development of a qualitative analysis framework in which to use biomechanical principles to analyse all sporting techniques. This unit is designed for students who enjoy sport, providing them with an essential working knowledge of sports biomechanics, of importance to all who may work in the sports science industry.

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Classes

2x1hr lectures/week, 2x1hr tutorial or practical/week

Assessment

1hr mid semester exam (20%), practicals (20%), 2hr end semester exam (60%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

EXSS1018

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