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SPHP506 – Human Movement Studies

Module code
Module title
Human Movement Studies
To introduce students to the fundamental concepts for analysing human movement and their application to a range of sporting and exercise activities.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Demonstrate knowledge of terms and concepts used in the analysis of human movement.
2.Demonstrate knowledge of terminology and concepts relating to the forces that cause a body to move.
3.Explain locomotion and to throwing, kicking and hitting using these concepts and terminology.
-Fundamental concepts for analysing human movement
-Position, velocity and acceleration
-Force, impulse and power
-Newton's laws
-Projectile motion and the Magnus effect
-Centre of Gravity and stability
-Concepts related to throwing
-Concepts related to kicking
-Concepts related to hitting
-Concepts related to human locomotion
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorial will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the year.
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum result of 40 in the final examination of this module. They must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.
Required Textbooks
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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