Year 11 Physical Education students were introduced to the world of biomechanics today, when they attended a series of special workshops and information sessions hosted by students and lecturers at La Trobe University.
The workshops introduced BSSC students to how and why biomechanics are important in understanding human health, covering areas such as human anatomy, exercise physiology, physics and mathematics.
Third year Physiotherapy student, Will, and PhD student, Jodie, led a workshop on motion analysis and how it can be used to enhance peformance, prevent injury, and aid rehabilitation, while Luke introduced the role of muscle contractions and how they affect exercise. Students looked at types and structure of muscles how they impact on the force they can create.
In the information session students heard from La Trobe Physiotherapy students, Zoe and Ben, about their pathways to uni and the opportunities the course has given them. Educational Partnership Advisor, Belinda McTigue, explained the application process and gave students a brief outline of what La Trobe University Bendigo has to offer.
The School Partnerships Program continues to offer amazing hands-on experiences for BSSC students that inform their aspirations for university study.