EHR329 Biomechanical Analysis of Human Movement (8)

The subject will develop a student's capability to apply biomechanical theoretical concepts and methods to analyse the causes and effects of movement tasks. A problem-focused learning design will require students to review and interpret literature to construct, apply and justify the research design, which will include performing data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of kinetic, kinematic and/or electromyography data. At the completion of this subject, students will be able to perform a three-dimensional biomechanical analysis of a human movement task to identify biomechanical issues attributing to an injury and/or potential injury risk factor, or to improve performance to provide critical information to assist clinicians and/or coaches to develop and implement effective injury prevention and/or rehabilitation program, and/or improve performance.


* Offering has a residential school. Please view following information for further details.

Session 1 (30)
Online *
Bathurst Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EHR329. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Exercise Science, Sport and Health

Enrolment Restrictions

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science
Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science (Sport Management) 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and apply biomechanical principles using a scientific approach in relation to data collection, analysis and interpretation;
  • be able to identify movement asymmetry and movement errors during human movement based on biomechanical analysis and evidence-based literature;
  • be able to interpret and communicate results obtained from a biomechanical analysis;
  • be able to describe and apply biomechanical principles in relation to the understanding of injury, disability and disease as they relate to movement;
  • be able to evaluate biomechanical principles contributing to sporting injury and performance optimisation; and
  • be able to apply and utilise various biomechanical methods and equipment to perform movement analysis.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Force Transducers;
  • Surface Electromyography;
  • Motion Capture Systems;
  • Data Analysis and Reduction; and
  • Scientific Writing.

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EHR329 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Online tests
Biomechanics report - part 1
Biomechanical report - part 2
Final exam

Residential School

This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.

The residential school is necessary in order to comply with accreditation requirements and to complete the appropriate volume of learning required in laboratory and practical settings. Exploration of major concepts of exercise science in a collaborative learning environment comprising practical learning experiences using exercise equipment.

Special Resources

Travel to attend residential schools may be required for online students.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.