EXERCISE AND SPORTS BIOMECHANICS

EXS2ESB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces you to the core elements of biomechanics. In this subject you will investigate the forces that act on the human body and the effects produced by these forces, to cause motion, in order to understand how the human body interacts with its environment. This subject will introduce you to the key principles underlying human movement, including mechanical descriptions of movement, the internal and external forces which cause movement, the energetics of movement and movement in a fluid medium. You will also discuss the implications of current research that has shaped our understanding of how biomechanical analysis can be used to optimise human performance.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must pass HBS1HBB and must be enrolled in of Bachelor of Exercise Science (HBESB), Bachelor of Exercise Science/ Master of Exercise Physiology (HZESPB), Bachelor of Education (secondary) (EBEDSB), or Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education (EBPHOB) All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMcGinnis

Year2013

Edition/Volume3rd

PublisherHuman Kinetics

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Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGrimshaw & Lees & Fowler & Burden

Year2013

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherTaylor and Francis Group, New York, NY.

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Sports mechanics for coaches

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBurkett & Carr

Year2010

Edition/Volume3rd

PublisherHuman Kinetics

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Basic Biomechanics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorHall

Year2015

Edition/Volume7th

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education, New York, NY.

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply anatomical principles to analyse human movement.
02. Collect and interpret forces and movement data for the assessment of exercise and sports performance.
03. Determine the mechanical work, energy and power required for human movement.
04. Explain principles of fluid dynamics that apply to human movement and to sports-related projectiles.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRodrigo Rico Bini

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 2-hour examination (2,000- words equivalent) Exam will involve multiple choice questions and short answers.N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Five online quizzes (12 minutes each; total of 60 min - 1,000- words equivalent) Each quiz is worth 5% of the subject marks.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Two group laboratory reports (750-words equivalent per student, each - total 1,500-words equiv.) Students need to collect and interpret data to be able to complete each laboratory report.N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3