Taught course

Sport and Exercise- Biomechanics

Institution
University of Chichester · Institute of Sport
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have a good honours degree (2:1) in a related area (eg Sport Science, Sport Studies, Human Movement Science) with a high proportion of study related to Biomechanics.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This is a one-year full time (with part time routes available) programme of study designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics. Within the past decade there has been a marked growth in the career opportunities available for sport and exercise biomechanists (eg teaching in further and higher education, World Class Support programmes). Coupled with this growth there has also been an increased need for appropriately qualified and accredited individuals to fill such positions. The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences has developed procedures for the accreditation of suitably experienced individuals that stipulate the possession of a relevant form of postgraduate qualification. The MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, therefore, provides students with an opportunity to study at a postgraduate level to fulfil the initial requirements for BASES accreditation, to develop their knowledge of the sport and exercise sciences and to increase their skills in applying such knowledge in both sporting and exercise populations.

Indicative Course Content

All students are required to complete four modules in their chosen pathway plus the two modules in research methods and statistics and either a research dissertation or a supervised experience portfolio.

Modules currently available are:

  • Applied Techniques in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics
  • Biomechanical Instrumentation and Measurement
  • Ergonomics in Sport and Exercise
  • The Research Methods and Statistics I
    • The Research Methods and Statistics II
  • The Supervised Experience Portfolio
  • Tissue Mechanics and Assistive Devices
  • Independent Project

In addition, all students have the option of substituting one module for an Independent Study module.

Assessment

To gain a Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, students need to complete three modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, students need to complete six modules. Each module is assessed by a 4,000-word assignment.

To gain an MSc in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics, students need to complete six modules, and a dissertation of 12,000 words or a supervised experience portfolio.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-36 months
full time
12-15 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Neal Smith
Email
n.smith@chi.ac.uk
Phone
01243 816000