Analysis in Sport and Exercise

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Analysis in Sport and Exercise

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences, Sports Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Successful completion of LS4009 or equivalent

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    This module introduces technical and tactical analysis of sport performance.

    The technical aspect introduces the key mathematical and physical concepts underlying
    the biomechanical analysis of sport and exercise and provides students with an
    appreciation of how the application of biomechanics may be used to explain and
    enhance sporting and exercise movements, with practical analytical experience.

    The tactical aspect provides an appreciation of the application of notational analysis to
    enhance the coaching process. Students gain experience in various hand notation
    systems as well as using a computer based system.

    Autumn Semester content summary: introduction to concepts underlying the
    notational analysis of sports behaviour and strategy and its role in the coaching
    process. Evaluation of data collection systems in notational analysis and their use in
    different sports.

    Spring Semester content summary: application of the mathematical and physical
    concepts underlying biomechanical analysis of sport and exercise. Evaluate and analyse
    sporting movements through the application of biomechanical theory.

    Topics covered may include:
    ? Kinematic analysis of motion ? physical concepts and theory relating to linear
    and angular motion, the equations of motion and projectile motion with
    reference to application in analysis of sport and exercise
    ? Kinetic analysis of motion ? The effects of forces in sport and exercise, Newton?s
    laws of motion, physical concepts and theory relating to linear and angular
    kinetics, conservation of momentum and the influence of fluids on movement
    ? Analysis of sport and exercise movements ? practical measurement of movement
    using video analysis, including setting up, capture, use of software and
    application of theory
    ? Theory and methods of manual sports notation for both team and individual
    sports, with practical application of notational skills
    ? Theory and methods of automated sports notation for a range of sporting
    situations using computer based systems, with practical application of notational
    ? Application of notational analysis to coaching theory - analysis of coaching
    behaviour and feedback
    ? Interpretation of biomechanical and notational data, through collected data and
    review of scientific literature
    ? Enhancement of practical research skills and interpersonal skills through groupbased
    practical data collection and analysis.

    Teaching: Lectures, tutorials and practical sessions

    ? Exam (40%)
    ? Practical: Group presentation (30%)
    ? Coursework: Laboratory report (30%)
    ? Group Poster Presentation (50%)
    ? Written Test (50%)
    ? Written practical report.

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

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