Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 1

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 1

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    To introduce the concepts of biomechanics and their application to (i) sports performance, (ii) injury prevention, and (iii) neuromuscular training.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the role of biomechanics and its strengths and weaknesses in sport, exercise and health environments
    2. State the main principles of linear and angular kinematics and kinetic, and provide examples of their application in sport, exercise and health environments
    3. Solve vector based questions related to the application of biomechanics (e.g. projectile motion, ground reaction forces)
    4. Detail the different components of drag and lift and explain their application in sport

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