EXSC120 - Mechanical Bases of Exercise Science

10 cp
Prerequisites: Nil
Teaching Organisation: 150 hours of focused learning.

An understanding of the mechanical principles underlying human movement, based on theoretical and best practice approaches, is required for the application of the science of exercise for health, fitness and sports performance. This unit introduces students to fundamental biomechanical concepts applicable to the study of exercise and sports science, specifically focusing on external forces and their effects on human movement and linear and angular kinematics and kinetics. This aim of the unit is to provide students with an understanding of basic mechanical principles and how these may be applied to human motion in a variety of contexts, as well as developing basic data collection and analysis skills fundamental to both qualitative and quantitative biomechanical assessment. These knowledge and skills are consistent with the professional standards of several accreditation bodies, including those for Exercise Science.