Online Course
Clinical Biomechanics in Sport
Apply mechanical principles to sports to improve performance and reduce injury in athletes

1-1.5 hours





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Ian Gatt
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Ian is a sport physiotherapist with extensive experience treating upper extremity pathologies amongst Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

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Kicking, catching or throwing a ball, running around an opponent or jumping are not just one movement. Each sporting action results from multiple smaller movements working together to enable the athlete to reach their end goal. By using the science of biomechanics in sport and exercise, clinicians can understand their athlete’s movements better and, thus, provide the appropriate rehabilitation to improve performance and reduce injury risk. Biomechanical analysis can be simple, taking place in a clinic with a clinician’s expert observations. Alternatively, they can involve complex analyses that take place in laboratories or on the field with advanced technology. In this course, Ian Gatt discusses the role of clinical biomechanics and its relevance to athletes and sports clinicians.


This course aims to introduce the relevance of clinical biomechanics in the management of athletes to improve performance and reduce injury.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • select the appropriate definitions of biomechanics in sport and exercise
  • discuss the clinical application of biomechanics in sport and exercise
  • list at least two measurement methods used in sports and exercise biomechanics

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


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