Evaluation of motor abilities / skills

Course Information
TitleΑΞΙΟΛΟΓΗΣΗ ΚΙΝΗΤΙΚΩΝ ΔΕΞΙΟΤΗΤΩΝ-ΙΚΑΝΟΤΗΤΩΝ / Evaluation of motor abilities / skills
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorVassilia Hatzitaki
Course ID600000171


Registered students: 7
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the otherWinter-10
ASKĪSĪ KAI YGEIAElected Compulsory DirectionalWinter-10

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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 (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
Students attending this graduate course should have a basic knowledge background and skills for literature search and review, paper review and presentation and basic data collection and analysis.
Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student should: 1. Have acquired the basic knowledge and skills required for the assessment of motor skills and abilities 2. Be able to use the methods and tools employed in motor skill assessment 3. Have developed the skill of critically analyzing and solving problems related to motor skill performance 4. Implement his/her knowledge to the optimal assessment of motor performance towards the aim of designing specific exercise programs for promoting health and sports performance.
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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Introduction to motor control. Motor abilities and skills. Classification of motor skills 2. Principles and methods for motor skill assessment. Experimental design. 3. Posture and balance skills 4. Postura analysis - Balance assessment (laboratory exercise) 5. Rhythmic motor skills. Visuo-motor skills. 6. Analysis and assessment of rhythmic ability and visa-motor skills (laboratory exercise) 7. Verticality perception - Sensory reweighing: The role of athletic expertise 8. Assessment of visual field dependence and sensory reweighting (laboratory exercise) 9. Locomotor skills 10. Gait analysis (laboratory exercise) 11. Assessment of physical activity with accelerometers (laboratory exercise) 12. Field tests for the assessment of motor skills.
motor performance, coordination, movement analysis, motor skills, ability, perception-action, posture and balance
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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Distance e-learning through the university's support system for electronic courses (elearning)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work632.5
Reading Assigment502
Written assigments502
Student Assessment
Experimental study (50%) Participation in experiments (20%) Final written exam (30%)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
• Winter, DA (2009)). Biomechanics and Motor Control of Human Movement (4rth edition). J. Wiley & Sons
Additional bibliography for study
• Stergiou, N. (2004). Innovative Analyses of Human Movement: Analytical Tools for Human Movement Research. Human Kinetics
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