1 x 3-hour workshop weekly
1 x 1-hour on-line exercises weekly
1 2 of HLPE2530, HLPE2531, HLPE2532, HLPE1521, HLPE1522, HLPE2517, HLPE1530, HLPE1531
2 Admission into BHSMPT-Bachelor of Health Sciences, Master of Physiotherapy
2a Admission into BLITTSPCG-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching) (Graduate Entry)
2b Admission into BLITTSPC-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
2c Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c)))
Enrolment not permitted
HLPE2504 has been successfully completed
Topic description

To fully understand the science supporting the performance of human movement physical educators and sport coaches require a comprehensive working knowledge of Biomechanics and Skill Learning. This topic investigates processes involved in both the control and the learning of skilled movement. Students will gain theoretical and practical understanding of the biomechanical principles of movement and skill learning principles.

Educational aims

This topic aims to provide the opportunity to develop an understanding of:

  • Biomechanical and skill learning principles
  • How biomechanics and skill learning relate to skill performance
  • The personal, task and environmental factors that influence skilled performance
  • Associated pedagogical implications and issues
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Qualitatively and quantitatively analyse fundamental movement skills using principles of biomechanics
  2. Describe the important principles of skill learning
  3. Summarise the personal, task and environmental factors influencing skill learning using a constraints-led approach
  4. Describe the pedagogical implications and issues related to enhancing skill learning and performance
  5. Qualitatively analyse a sport skill using biomechanical and skill learning principles

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.