BMES1002 Sports biomechanics (5 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


Biomechanics of sports performance

Biomechanical analysis and evaluation of the Individual sports performer

Biomechanical analysis and evaluation of sports equipment

Learning outcomes

- can apply biomechanical methods in performance analysis of athletes

- can create experimental set-up for performance analysis of selected sport disciplines

- understands equipment requirements and use, through to the latest theoretical considerations and research problems

Additional information

Spring term.
Sports biomechanics is a quantitative based study and analysis of athletes and sports' activities in general. It can simply be described as the Physics of Sports. In this subfield of biomechanics the laws of mechanics are applied in order to gain a greater understanding of athletic performance through measurement. The Sports Biomechanics course has been designed to develop your understanding of the theoretical basis of sports biomechanics analysis and to understand the range of traditional areas from which methods and data are recruited for an integrated solution to analysing human motion. Course enables to develop a range of discipline-specific abilities and apply them to selected area of special interest.

Description of prerequisites

LitK valmis


  • Blazevich A. Sports Biomechanics. The Basics: Optimising Human Performance. 3rd edition, London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing plc (150 s.)

Completion methods

Method 1

Aktiivinen osallistuminen luennoille (16 h) ja seminaariin (12 h). Luentoreferaatin tekeminen. Tutkimussuunnitelman esittäminen. Kirjallisuus tentitään kevätlukukauden yleisinä tenttipäivinä (jos niitä on). Tenttiohjeet annetaan kurssin alkaessa.
Evaluation criteria:
Luennot ja seminaari 50%, kirja 50 %
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
English, Finnish