Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop a theoretical understanding of, and the application of, biomechanical principles related to human movement. Through a series of lectures and practical laboratory classes students are provided with an opportunity to devise, trial, and evaluate strategies related to efficient human performance in sport. Students will analyse sporting techniques using digital video.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU2HBS


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSport Mechanics for Coaches (3rd ed)RecommendedBurkett, B (2010)HUMAN KINETICS, CHAMPAIGN ILL

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Describe and apply the key theoretical concepts of sports biomechanics in exercise and sport.


02. Demonstrate an ability to assess human movement from a biomechanical perspective.


03. Demonstrate competency in the ability to analyse a sporting skill using digital techniques and provide meaningful feedback to the performer.


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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Kingsley

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Concurrent timetable booking (time and room) with Lecture activity for EXS2ESB."

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Digital Video Assessment20 01, 02, 03
Examination60 01, 02
Lab Assessment20 01, 02