This module will help you to understand the physical and mechanical principles that determine how we, and the objects with which we interact during exercise and in sporting events, move. You will learn the meaning of concepts such as force, mass, speed, velocity, acceleration, momentum and we will explore how they enable us to describe and understand movement in sport and exercise.
On successful completion of this module, the student will be able to:
describe how the basic principles of mechanics can be applied to describe and explain movements of the human body and objects in sport and exercise;
describe how applications of Newton's laws of motion can explain the causes of linear and rotational motions in sport and exercise;
demonstrate an ability to perform simple calculations associated with analyses of movements in sport and exercise;
describe categories of human movement and understand the anatomical basis for the production of movement;
demonstrate basic competence in data presentation, analysis and interpretation, numeracy, information retrieval and written communication.
- Module Supervisor: Matthew Taylor