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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

After the examination the student is expected to be able to:

Biomechanics (book):
- Combine the knowledge of anatomy with the knowledge of biomechanical analysis and training.
- Plan appropriate operation models originating from the biomechanical analysis.

Learning outcomes

Biomechanics (book):
Understand what happens in the body during different movements (biomechanically) and can choose exercises based on that in order to develop performance or in order to train a specific body part. Understand the neuromuscular basis in different movements (e.g. how movements are controlled) and mechanical laws which explain the technical performance of different movements in sports. Has the knowledge of muscles’ positions and function, of forces, torsional moment, center of gravity, impulse, workload, energy and power, and based on that assess how and what should be trained.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics course has to be done

Recommended or required reading

Fogelholm M (toim.) Ratkaisuja ravitsemukseen - ravitsemuskasvatus ja elämänkaari. Palmenia-kustannus 2001.ISBN9514593340

1) Wirhed, R. 2012. Anatomi med rörelselära och styrketräning. Harpoon Publications AB. (150 s)
2) Everett, T. & Kell, C. (red) 2010. Human movement. An introductory text. Sixth Edition. Elsevier. (s. 1-60, 123-154, 227-242)

Pihl, Emma. 2011, Att leda nästa generation: generation Y, obotliga egoister eller oslipade diamenter? Karlstad: TUK Förlag AB, 173 s. ISBN 9789186419127

Lee G. Bolman, Terrence E Deal. 2003, Nya perspektiv på organisation och ledarskap. Studentlitteratur 2005.ISBN: 9789144060101. Sidor 130-225.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 4 hours
  • Individual studies - 131 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 135 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 135 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Multiform education

Assessment methods

Exams (written-, oral-, home-)

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations:
Examination 1 ....
Examination 2.... etc.
(examinations include written examination tests, demonstrations and presentations, reports and produktions, essays, and also presence at specified occasions)

The examinations contribute to the final grade as follows: ...


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12 months after course has ended

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