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SPHP706 – Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise

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Module title
Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise
To provide students with advanced knowledge, skills and professional competencies in the field of biomechanical analysis of sport, exercise and human motion. Students will investigate recent developments in biomechanical research and their practical application. They will develop an understanding of research methodologies and skills in using equipment and software to collect and analyse data
  • SC9501
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Select, analyse and validate the common biomechanical data collection techniques and analysis methods used for a variety of sporting movements.
2.Collect biomechanical data across a variety of movement topics.
3.Develop and carry out a biomechanical data collection protocol to answer a research question relevant to sport and exercise.
-Video data collection and analysis
-Force plate data collection and analysis
-Electromyography data collection and analysis
-Isokinetic Dynamometry data collection and analysis
-Linear Transducer data collection and analysis
-The Biomechanics practitioner
-The Biomechanics researcher
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 WWW
-'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 assessments to receive a passing grade for this module.

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