Course Title: Kinesiology

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Kinesiology

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


160H Medical Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Noel Lythgo

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6518

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 203.3.04

Course Coordinator Availability: Please email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You must have successfully completed your first year anatomy subjects. Human Movement students must have passed BIOL 2274 (Limb and Trunk Anatomy) or an equivalent approved course whereas Physical Education students must have passed both BIOL 2280 and BIOL 2281 (Human Structure and Function 1 & 2) or equivalent approved courses.

Course Description

Kinesiology is the study of the antomical and mechanical bases of human movement related specifically to exercise and sport. It provides a foundation for the study of biomechanics, exercise physiology, rehabilitation and exercise prescription. Knowledge of Kinesiology is important for Exercise and Sport Scientists and Physical Education teachers.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

See Learning outcomes

At the completion of this course you will:

1. Understand how anatomical arrangements affect  movement function in exercise and sport.

2. Be able to evaluate movement function in exercise and sport.

3. Be able to describe, measure and analyse movement function in exercise and sport.

For Physical Education students, this course will contribute to the development of a range of skills recommended in ACHPER Professional Competencies and Victorian Institute of Teaching Guidelines.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your ability to think crticially about functional anatomy will be developed through lectures, laboratories and tutorials. Lectures and practical sessions will develop your knowledge and understanding of human function in exercise and sport.

Overview of Learning Resources

You will be expected to make use of the course site on the Distributed Learning System, which includes announcements, course documents and a discussion board.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment involves 2 exams and 4 laboratory reports. You will work both individually and as a part of a small group to complete laboratory reports.