PAH3004 - Movement Evaluation in Sports and Clinical Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes D

Course content

In this course you will learn how to perform quantitative movement analysis including how to record, analyse, and interpret movement characteristics using 3D motion capture equipment, force sensors and electromyography in a range of activities. Moreover, you will be introduced to how the musculo-skeletal system is built in a functionally effective manner, how it aids control and stability of movement, and helps keeping energy cost of locomotion low. Examples and demos show how quantitative movement analysis could be used in early diagnosis and evaluation of treatment and sport performance.

Learning outcome


The candidate has:

  • advanced knowledge of and can discuss research-based knowledge of movement coordination and mechanical aspects of intra-limb coordination and energy cost of exercise
  • advanced knowledge about essential technical aspects of relevant equipment to obtain reliable and valid data from signal detection through digitalization to model choice and variable calculation
  • advanced knowledge on how to use quantitative movement analysis to set early diagnosis, evaluate treatment, instrument clinical tests, and evaluate sport performance


The candidate can:

  • investigate problems regarding multi-joint coordination, work economy, movement optimization criteria, and stability and balance in posture and movement
  • use laboratory-based methods for the investigation of kinematics, dynamics and muscle activation, including data collection, data analysis and evaluation, presentation and interpretation of results
  • apply physiological, biomechanical and technical knowledge to obtain high data quality data

General competence

The candidate can:

  • plan and implement reproducible data collection sessions
  • instruct and communicate with study participants
  • report and communicate research results and masters the terminology of the field

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, laboratory practical, tutorials.

Compulsory assignments

  • 70 % participation in laboratory and presentation activities

Further on evaluation

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Students must complete the compulsory activity of 70 % attendance on laboratory and presentation activities provided in the course prior to sitting the examination.

Regular final examination is given in the autumn semester only. Students with legitimate leave of absence at the final examination, students who submitted blank/withdraw during the exam, and students who receive the grade F may take a re-sit examination in the spring semester. With approved compulsory activity, the students resit the oral examination only.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physical Activity and Health (MSPAHE)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the MSc in Physical Activity and Health. The course is compulsory for students admitted to the specialization in Movement Science. It is optional for other students admitted to the master's programme. Exchange students may be accepted after an individual evaluation.

Course materials

Compendia and research papers; Information will be given at the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BEV3102 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
BEV3004 2.5 AUTUMN 2019
More on the course

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Human Movement Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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