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MSDS 456-DL : Sports Performance Analytics


An introduction to sports performance measurement and analytics, this course reviews roles of athletes at each position in sports selected by the instructor. With a focus on the individual athlete, the course discusses the development and use of accurate assessments and variability due to factors such as body type, climate, and training regimen. The course reviews athletic performance measurements, including jumping ability, running speed, agility, and strength. Students work with player on-field and on-court performance measures. The course utilizes exploratory data analysis, predictive modeling, and presentation graphics, showing real-world implications for athletes, coaches, team managers, and the sports industry.

Prerequisites: MSDS 400-DL Math for Data Scientists and MSDS 401-DL Applied Statistics with R.

Winter 2019
Start/End DatesDay(s)TimeBuildingSection
01/07/19 - 03/25/19Optional Sync M
7 – 9:30 p.m. 55
InstructorCourse LocationStatusCAESAR Course ID
Smith, Bradley
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