In this unit, students further develop the analytical skills learned in first year biomechanics and apply these skills to real-world sporting applications. Using qualitative and quantitative biomechanical analysis skills, cameras and analysis software, biomechanical principles are used to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an individual’s technique. Students perform a research-based analysis and a servicing-based report for an athlete to explore both the scientific aspect of sports biomechanics as well as the applied component where this data needs to be condensed and presented in a coach/athlete friendly way. Students also explore high level lab-based technologies to explore the forces and motions in sports skills, balance and injury.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):