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Biomechanics of Sport

Biomechanics Course

Course 4:

What is Biomechanics?

Sports Biomechanics focuses on the mechanics of sporting actions, explaining how the human

body generates forces and produces movement.

Why is Biomechanics useful in sport?


Performance: Biomechanics provides us with a deeper understanding of sporting actions and helps athletes find more effective/efficient patterns of movement which can lead to enhanced sporting performance.

Injury: Biomechanics also helps identify risk factors of injury and can help modify these risk factors to reduce injury risk. This leads athletes to have less time off due to injury and helps prevent career ending injuries.

If you want to be a more knowledgeable coach/practitioner, consider completing my course, the 'Biomechanics of Sport'. 

In this course, we will be cover the fundamental topics of Sports Biomechanics; these being:


1) Forces and Newton's Laws
2) Skeletal System
3) Muscular System
4) Speed, Velocity & Acceleration
5) Work, Energy & Power
6) Analysing Motion
7) Projectile Motion
8) Fluid Dynamics

In total there are 18 recorded lectures, totalling over 4 hours of content. Each video is 'bite sized', lasting between 3-29 minutes, so it is easier for you to complete in your busy schedule. This content includes short tasks for you to complete, as well as practical demonstrations to help your understanding.

Who is delivering this course?

This course is delivered by your Science Caddie, Daniel Thompson. I am an experienced lecturer in Sports Biomechanics, having taught Sports Science Degree students for 5 years. I have a Masters Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Loughborough University and have ample experience coaching and playing sport. I pride myself in making difficult topics easy to understand, which is important for a topic such as Sports Biomechanics.

Who could benefit from learning Biomechanics?

If you are a coach, PT or anyone who works with athletes, having an understanding of sports biomechanics can be valuable to help improve their performance and reduce their risk of injury.

Students who are on a Sports Science/Sports Coaching Degree pathway learn the basics of sports biomechanics. So why not learn this yourself?

If you are a student studying Sports Biomechanics, this course could help consolidate your understanding. Biomechanics can be a hard subject to learn, but I pride myself in making difficult subjects easy to understand. So consider purchasing access to this content if you want to consolidate your understanding of Sports Biomechanics.

If you want to upskill your knowledge and learn about Sports Biomechanics, then this is the course for you.

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