Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorVassilia Hatzitaki
Course ID600001295

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Physical Education and Sports Science (2014-2015)

Registered students: 33
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)534

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students should have a basic knowledge background in human anatomy and physiology. Knowledge of elementary biomechanics is also an asset.
Learning Outcomes
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and principles underlying the organization and execution of human complex motor skills. After completion of the course studens should be able to: Understand the complexity of human movement but also the unlimited capabilities of the human motor system has in acheiving the desired highly coordinated motor output required in sports. Apply the acquired knowledge to the daily practice of teaching new motor skills and designing training regimens. The course also helps in buidling the basic knowledge background for a more complete understanding of the material covered in other highly relevant courses such as motor learning and biomechanics. The long term goal of the course is to capture the students' interest in motor control and inspire them into a more systematic search of problems and issues related to the control and learning of movement.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to human movement. The degrees of freedom problem. - Progress report 1 Motor control theories Closed (feedback) and open (feedforward) loop control of movement - Progress report 2 Planning and control of upper limb motor skills (reaching, grasping, aiming, throwing, bimanual movements) Postural control. Static and dynamic balance skills. Locomotion skills (gait, running) - Progress Report 3 Rhythmical movements - Rythm and timing perception and production Recording, analyzing and assessing perceptuo-motor skills Lab (research) activity: Experiment on balance control assesment Motor control and learning laboratory: Research applications in sports science Development and learning of sport skills - Assignement 1 Effects of aging on motor control and function
motor control, coordination, balance, motor skill, perception
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
E-learning through the electronic course platform of moodle (
Course Organization
Laboratory Work241.0
Written assigments251
Student Assessment
3 progress reports (e-tefaa) 1 research paper (e-tefaa) final exam (writing)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Kandel ER, Schwartz JH, Jessell TM (1995). Νευροεπιστήμη και Συμπεριφορά. Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης Rose, D.J. (1998). Κινητική Μάθηση και Κινητικός Έλεγχος. University Studio Press: Θεσ/νίκη. Sημειώσεις μαθήματος (blackboard)
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