A guide to the science behind sports: for coaches, teachers and all sports fans

  • 1 ratings, 2 students enrolled

Course Overview

Many of us, in one way or another, have some kind of a connection to sport. Some will be sports professionals, such as coaches and athletes, whereas others may just be casual spectators admiring the achievements of competitors. Like most things in life, those achievements are determined by scientific principles.

What are the requirements?

  • Students are required to have knowledge of basic, school level, maths

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand the science behind popular sports
  • Use physical principles to solve problems relating to the physics of sports
  • Use sport as a means of enhancing science classes

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for coaches and athletes wanting to obtain a better understanding of the physical mechanisms affecting performance
  • For science teachers wishing to use sport to enhance their classes
  • For anyone with an interest in sport wishing to view it from a different perspective

About the Author

With a focus on cinematic beauty and human connection, Sam specializes in capturing peoples’ cultures and lifestyles. His affinity for traveling has led him to work on productions of all types and sizes across the United States, Western Europe, Central and South America. His travels abroad have taught him invaluable lessons in rural cinematography, multilingual interviews, and what it takes to capture stories while on the road.

Born and raised in the skateboard and surf culture of Santa Cruz, California, Sam found his passion for photography and filmmaking at a young age while making extreme sports videos with his friends. At Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television, he was educated in many aspects of filmmaking but focused on cinematography, directing, and documentary film.

Today, Sam looks to further explore the art of photography and new technologies of cinematography, expand his production company, Will Call Cinematic and continue to explore cultures around the world.

Course Curriculum

the Physics of Sport

  • Introduction
  • Aerodynamics in Sport
  • Energy in Sport


  • Force
  • Magnus Force


  • I thought this class was very helpful and useful. This course was recommended by someone close to me to take it and I am very glad I did! I learned new things and improved my skills. I hope to keep improving after this course! The instructor's are amazing! Always giving feed back, details, and were there if you needed any help. Thank you! I really enjoyed this class!
    6 years ago

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