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 Sport and Clinical Biomechanics course at the Atlantic Technological University 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.
The programme is delivered via blended learning and has been designed to suit those that are already in the workplace and can be completed on a part-time basis.
The 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
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)
- Applied Sports Biomechanics
- Clinical Biomechanics
- Applied Sport Technology
- Foundations of Human Movement
- Research Methods
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesHuman Medicine Health Sciences Sports Sciences View 166 other Masters in Health Sciences in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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International6000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
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