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. A significant portion of the lecture material will be based on published research studies. Many of the case studies introduce a component of practical assessment competency. Skills include the development of a qualitative analysis framework in which to use biomechanical principles to analyse 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.
2x1-hr lectures/week, 2x1hr tutorial or practical/week
1.5-hr mid semester exam (20%), practicals (20%), 2hr end semester exam (60%)