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SPHP606 – Biomechanical Applications in Sport and Exercise

Module code
Module title
Biomechanical Applications in Sport and Exercise
To further student knowledge in the major concepts of biomechanics as they relate to the mechanical fundamentals of sport, exercise and human motion.
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate knowledge of terminology and concepts relating to biomechanical concepts
in sport and exercise science contexts.

2. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the application of the systematic approach to
qualitative movement analysis.

3. Apply field based biomechanical observation and measurement techniques to movement
Movement Analysis
Video Analysis
Concepts related to Sprinting and Agility
Concepts related to Jumping and Landing
Concepts related to Track and Field
Concepts related to Field Based Sports
Concepts related to Court Based Sports
Concepts related to Water Based Sports
Concepts related to Various Sports
Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Tutor facilitated and directed presentations
- Group interaction and discussion
- Student facilitated and directed presentations
- Individual participant project time
- Collaborative and cooperative learning
- Computer-based tutorials
- Research of resources and relevant sites on the internet
- Hands-on' computing tasks guided by the tutor
- Individual project time
- Individual reading
Assessment Criteria
Candidates must achieve a minimum C grade pass overall from all combined assessment outcomes to receive a passing grade for this module.
Learning and Teaching Resource
Required Text:
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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