Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Sport and Exercise Kinesiology
Academic Year
Semester 2
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Laboratory Report  (750 words)  50%
Semester Assessment Online Quiz  (2 hours) (approx. 20 minute quiz delivered via Blackboard throughout the module)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Laboratory Report  (750 words) Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Assessment Online Quiz  (2 hours)  50%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of biomechanics and phsiology and of the relationship between them as disciplines that underpin human structure and function.

2. Demonstrate the practical skills and techniques required to monitor and evaluate participants in health and performance contexts.

3. Appropriately evaluate sources of information.

4. Solve problems of a numerical and logical nature.

5. Use a range of computer packages to analyze biomechanical and physiological data and produce reports.

Brief description

This module introduces students to the study of kinesiology which is the scientific study of human movement and encompasses elements of both biomechanics and physiology. Students will develop a secure understanding of mechanical principles relevant to the study of sport and exercise and understand how the structure of the body contributes our movement characteristics. A wide variety of sport and exercise situations will be used to demonstrate the application of these principles. A series of laboratory sessions will introduce some of the key analytical tools such as force plates and motion analysis available to a kinesiologist, and will help students consolidate their understanding of the theory.


• Introduction to the module and describing linear motion; Calculating linear motion.
• Describing angular motion (including basic movement description); Laboratory: Describing human movement
• Relationship between movements and joint structure; Laboratory: Calculating angular motion.
• Linear kinetics (including momentum); Laboratory: Describing movement using kinetics;
• Linear kinetics (including momentum); Tutorial using Panopto: Principles of collecting kinematics and kinetics data
• Socrative student discussion led lecture; Laboratory: Application of the principles of collecting kinematics and kinetics data
• Angular kinetics (including levers and momentum); tutorials
• Causes of linear and angular motion (motor units, recruitment, excitation-contraction); tutorials
• Muscle tension and EMG; Tutorial using Panopto: Collecting EMG data
• Muscle fibre type and movement performance; tutorials

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Calculations associated with concepts in lecturers, practical work and quizzes, analysis of data.
Communication Practical laboratory work.
Improving own Learning and Performance Practical laboratory work, peer and tutor feedback.
Information Technology Using computers and other pieces of technology to collect and process data during practical work.
Personal Development and Career planning Providing formative and summative feedback and reflecting on feedback received.
Problem solving Practical laboratory work.
Research skills Practical laboratory work.
Subject Specific Skills Practical laboratory work.
Team work Data collection.


This module is at CQFW Level 4