Exercise and Sports Biomechanics

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Exercise and Sports Biomechanics

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Exercise Biology, Health and Exercise Science, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Must pass HBS1HBB and must be enrolled in one of HBESB, HBES Bachelor of Exercise Science or HZESPB Bachelor of Exercise Science/Master of Exercise Physiology. All other students require Subject Coordinator's approval.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject introduces you to the core elements of biomechanics. In this subject you will investigate the forces that act on the human body and the effects produced by these forces, to cause motion, in order to understand how the human body interacts with its environment. This subject will introduce you to the key principles underlying human movement, including mechanical descriptions of movement, the internal and external forces which cause movement, the energetics of movement and movement in a fluid medium. You will also discuss the implications of current research that has shaped our understanding of how biomechanical analysis can be used to optimise human performance.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.