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 BLITTSPC-Bachelor of Letters (Sports Performance Coaching)
2b Admission into BHSTS-Bachelor of Health Sciences (Therapy Studies)
Must Satisfy: ((1) or ((2 or 2a or 2b)))
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