Course Description


Biomechanics describes the analysis of human movement using the science of mechanics and provides practitioners in sports, exercise, physical activity and healthcare with tools to analyse, monitor and improve body movement and function.

This programme will focus on the role of biomechanics and movement analysis for the performance and maintenance of health, injury prevention and rehabilitation in athletic and clinical populations.

It is aimed at graduates who have already developed an interest in biomechanics and are interested in improving their practical biomechanics knowledge and its application in athletic and clinical populations.

This is currently the only postgraduate course in Sport & Clinical Biomechanics being offered in Ireland.

CollegeAtlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
Course LocationGalway
Course CategoryScience, Science & Technology
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMasters
Course Start Date20th September 2021
Course Duration18 months
Course Fee€5,950
Entry RequirementsCognate Level 8 Bachelor (Hons) degree with a minimum grade classification of H2.2 or equivalent. Typically, students will come from a scientific background however candidates with relevant experiential learning will also be considered.
Carear PathThe career opportunities available to sport and exercise scientists, including biomechanists, both in Ireland and abroad are expanding all the time and this expansion appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Rapid advances in technology in both sports and medical settings has led to an increased interest in, and demand for, specialist upskilling and professional development in biomechanics and movement analysis. The course has been designed to prepare students with the requisite level of understanding, knowledge and skills to work as specialists within a variety of sport, exercise and health contexts. Typical career paths from similar programmes in the UK include: Biomechanist in research or a health-related applied setting Rehabilitation Specialist Movement Specialist Performance Analyst Athlete Support Officer Lecturer in Higher Education Post Graduate Researcher Clinical Gait Analysis labs R&D departments of companies developing sporting equipment, prostheses, biomechanical measurement systems Self-employment (as a consultant, contractor or entrepreneur) In the UK typical employers include: English Institute of Sport Technology companies (Vicon, Hawkeye) Professional football teams Professional rugby teams British Paralympics Sports Management Government agencies (e.g. NHS) Local authorities Academic appointments
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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo

GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Atlantic Technological University, Galway-Mayo
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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