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SPEX13-339: Advanced Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport


This subject provides students with an advanced understanding of the role that biomechanics plays in sport, health and exercise performance and injury risk, with a particular emphasis on human gait and resistance training as a form of exercise prescription. To achieve the overall aim, a variety of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis approaches will be explored to improve practical skills. This approach will challenge students to further develop the ability to select and utilise appropriate data collection and analysis techniques, and apply relevant concepts and principles when interpreting the data to improve physical performance and reduce injury risk for athletic and clinical populations.

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Health Sciences & Medicine
Semesters offered
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Health Sciences
  • Sport
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $3,950
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050

Learning outcomes

1. Construct and perform relevant qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of human movement. 2. Integrate and apply relevant biomechanical, motor control and learning principles when interpreting data obtained during qualitative and/or quantitative analyses in order to assess movement asymmetry, increase performance and minimise injury risk. 3. Identify, review and apply the findings of research literature to improve human performance and/or reduce injury risk. 4. Describe and apply the principles of biomechanics, functional anatomy and motor control to assess normal and dysfunctional movement patterns that may impact on human performance and/or injury risk in a range of populations. 5. Design and develop appropriate practice conditions and exercises to improve and progress human performance and minimise injury risk.

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