SPCO304-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Applied Biomechanics

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


This course explores practical applications of biomechanics to equip students to support athletes to enhance sporting performance and minimise injury occurrence. Students will gain an understanding of the use of analytical methods and tools to make quantitative measurements and apply the principles of biomechanics to measuring and supporting performance.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, successful students will be able to:
1. Make quantitative measurements and report results for analysis of vector quantities such as velocity and force.
2. Use biomechanical principles to carry out measurements of performance and present these in a manner that is appropriate for discussion with end users (coaches and athletes).
3. Make qualitative assessments of biomechanical information in a range of concepts including analysis of human motion.
4. Carry out a biomechanical assessment of an athlete’s skilled performance using video analysis software.


SPCO204, or
30 points at 100-level MATH or PHYS and approval from Programme Coordinator.

Course Coordinator

Sibi Walter


Sarah-Kate Millar


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Biomechanical Movement Analysis 40% You are required to biomechanically analyse two sports specific movements and write a report on them. Due August.
Weekly Workshop Activity 20% You are required to complete the weekly workshop activity. Due weekly.
Final Exam 40% To be held during the official UC Examination period. Check the UC examination timetable for date, time and room venue. Keep up to date through this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SPCO304 Occurrences

  • SPCO304-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023
  • SPCO304-23S2 (D) Semester Two 2023 (Distance)