Module Title:Sport and Exercise Biomechanics 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: The module will comprise two one-hour lectures and one two-hour practical class for 12 weeks. Lecture notes and announcements will be available on Blackboard, a virtual learning environment. Practical classes will be delivered in the Human Performance Laboratory and practical notes wil be available on Blackboard.
Module Aim: To develop the student's knowledge and understanding of biomechanics when applied to sport and exercise. To introduce the student to equipment and protocols related to quantitative analysis of human movement.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Explain concepts in relation to linear and angular kinetics and kinematics; work, power, and energy when applied to human movement.
LO2 Develop the ability to employ experimental biomechanical techniques to assess human movement.
LO3 Collect, analyze and interpret biomechanical data of a human movement and present the findings.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module.
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Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
Successful completion of year 1 or equivalent.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Literature and related equations for the following topics: linear and angular kinetics and kinematics; projectiles; work, power, and energy.
The practical classes will develop the student's ability to collect and assess quantitative biomechanical data using appropriate equipment and protocols. The student will learn how to undertake a quantitative analysis of human movement.
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment60.00%
Special Regulation
Students must achieve a minimum grade (35%) in the project and CA.
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Examination Two written examinations to be held during lecture time. Each examination will weigh 30% of the total continuous assessment weight. 1,2 60.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project A 2000 word typed project on a topic covered during practical class time. 2,3 40.00 n/a
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Practicals 12 Weeks per Stage 2.00
Independent Learning 15 Weeks per Stage 5.13
Total Hours 125.00

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_SASPS_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science 4 Mandatory
CW_SASAC_B Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Strength and Conditioning 4 Mandatory