This unit introduces students to biomechanical concepts and relatedness to common real-world issues in field of sports and exercise. Students will learn the biomechanics terminology, fundamental problem solving and analysis techniques, and major theories. Linear and angular kinematics and kinetics concepts will be learnt through guided project work that investigates (i) linear kinematics of sports match analysis, (ii) angular kinematics and projectile motion of sports movement technique, (iii) linear and angular kinetics of human impacts during locomotion and agile movements, and (iv) friction, work and energy associated with sports equipment.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):