Prerequisites EXSC105 Foundations of Exercise Science Teaching Organisation 150 hours of focused learning.
This unit further develops the musculoskeletal knowledge presented in BIOL119. Students will be taught to apply a comprehensive analysis of movement to the joints of the human body. Emphasis will be placed on how joint structure and muscle function fulfil the needs of the human body for mobility and stability. It will provide students with the competence to analyse movement in anatomical terms and to recognise inappropriate performance through the application of sound kinesiological principles. Some knowledge of biomechanics will be assumed to allow for the description of motion (kinematics) and forces producing motion (kinetics) to be considered. Some commonly occurring sports injuries will be discussed, in addition to ageing and developmental deficits.