This master's programme will allow you to further your understanding of advanced biomechanical principles, whilst also develop the practical and professional skills required for a successful career as an applied practitioner or researcher.
- Students will gain a deep understanding on three-dimensional modelling, coordination, movement variability and more contemporary topics
- Focus on the practical application of skills across sport, exercise and research sectors
- Students have access to excellent sport facilities including three human performance laboratories
- Wide range of careers within the testing and monitoring of athletes, sports teams, and more
Why study Applied Sport and Exercise Biomechanics?
Through gaining a deep understanding of concepts such as three-dimensional modelling, coordination and movement variability and contemporary topics, and the ability to use a range of equipment such as a 14-camera Vicon motion capture system, isokinetic dynamometers, electromyography and force platforms, you will gain extensive experience of a wide-range of investigations.
Traditionally biomechanists have typically worked in clinical and exercise settings, focusing on movement analysis for injury prevention and rehabilitation or in a research context. However, due to recent technological advances, there has been exciting growth in the field, with a particular rise seen in the role of Biomechanists when testing and monitoring athletes within elite sport. This programme will provide you with the opportunity to enhance your ability to work in all three sectors.
Why St Mary's?
St Mary’s is recognised as one of the top English Universities for sport (ranked 3rd by the Which? University Student Survey, 2019). We have excellent facilities comprising a state-of-the-art biomechanics laboratory, data analysis suite, fully equipped performance education centre, multiple rehabilitation clinics and extensive sports grounds.
Unlike programmes which specialise in one particular aspect of a Biomechanist’s role, this programme focuses on the practical application of skills and knowledge across sport, exercise and research sectors. Content is aligned to the competencies identified by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and therefore provides the perfect stepping-stone to a professional career.
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Dr Alexandra Atack
Senior Lecturer - Biomechanics and Performance Analysis
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