Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTheofanis Siatras
Course ID400000349

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

Registered students: 5
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours9
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
Learning Outcomes
After successful completion of this course, students would be able to understand the techniques-mechanics of gymnastics skills, and they could perform in practice a part of them and apply gymnastics aid modalities. In addition, students will be able to apply various teaching methods for exercises learning.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theory: 1. Contemporary gymnastics characteristics. 2. Gymnastics history. 3. Axis, planes and human joints movements with emphasis on gymnastics. 4. Introduction on gymnastics bibliographic research. 5. Basic mechanics of gymnastic techniques. 6. Children's growth and exercise influence. 7. Gymnast’s physical abilities. 8. Strength and speed development during childhood and puberty. 9. Psychology and didactics in gymnastics. 10. Gymnastics nutrition. 11. Gymnastics static skills analysis. 12. Gymnasts' anthropometric characteristics. 13. Field tests in gymnastics. Practice: Practice includes performance of exercises in all gymnastics apparatus (Floor Exercise, Balance Beam, Pommel Horse, Still Rings, Vault, Parallel Bars, Horizontal Bar, Uneven Bars), taught in different exercise groups. In particular, practice includes exercises appertaining to the below groups: 1. Static exercises. 2. Roll exercises. 3. Support exercises. 4. Push and flight exercises. 5. Twist exercises. 6. Flight and twist exercises. 7. Swing exercises. 8. Kip exercises. 9. Handspring vaults. 10. Round-off vaults. 11. Simple mounts. 12. Simple dismounts. 13. Special choreography and routines.
Gymnastics, Competitive artistic gymnastics, Skills mecanics, Floor exercise, Balance beam, Pommel horse, Still rings, Vaulting, Parallel bars, Horizontal bar, Uneven bars
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Articles
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Reading Assigment251
Artistic Workshop251
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities251
Written assigments753
Student Assessment
The final examinations of the semester include the assessment of students in four parts: a) Practice, b) Teaching, c) Theory, and d) Work. Each student is graded with a maximum of 10 from the examination of the four parts and the final grade is one. In detail, the assessment of theoretical knowledge is done in writing or orally with questions included in the subject matter of the semester. The practical part of the examination is carried out by performing exercises or pre-exercises in all apparatuses taught during the semester. The methodical teaching of the exercises by students, as well as the ways of their assistance and security, are also considered.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
  • Practical examination (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Θεοφάνης Σιάτρας (2016). Ενόργανη γυμναστική (Μηχανική, Τεχνική, Προασκήσεις, Βοήθεια, Λάθη, Επιστημονικές έρευνες στην ενόργανη γυμναστική). (Κωδικός στο σύστημα ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 59364502). Εκδόσεις University Studio Press (Αναθεωρημένη έκδοση), Θεσσαλονίκη. 2) Μιλτιάδης Πρώιος (2011). Διδακτική της Ενόργανης Γυμναστικής (Κωδικός στο σύστημα ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 12867613) ΤΣΙΑΡΤΣΙΑΝΗΣ ΑΘ. & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη. 3) Βασίλειος Καϊμακάμης (2003). Ενόργανη γυμναστική Η΄ (Κωδικός στο σύστημα ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 89399). Βασίλειος Καϊμακάμης, Θεσσαλονίκη. 4) Πασχάλης Κυριαλάνης, Ιωάννης Σατρατζέμης (2010). Ενόργανη γυμναστική (Κωδικός στο σύστημα ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 12846166) Εκδότης: Ιωάννης Σατρατζέμης, Αθήνα.
Additional bibliography for study
1) Caine D.J., Russell K., Lim L. (2013). Handbook of sports medicine and science Gymnastics. Wiley-Blackwell. Oxford. 2) Jemni M. (2011). The science of gymnastics. Routledge, New York. 3)Prassas S.G. Kwon Y.-H., Sands W.A. (2006). Biomechanical Research in Artistic Gymnastics: A Review. Sports Biomechanics, 5(2): 261-291. 4) Sands B. (2011). Biomechanics for gymnastics. In: M. Jemni (Ed.), The science of gymnastics. Routledge, New York. p. 55. 5) Siatras Th. (2011). Computer-assisted image analysis for measuring body segmental angles during a static strength element on parallel bars: validity and reliability. Sports Biomechanics, 10(2): 135-145. 6) Webb B., Rettig L. (2008). Gymnastic wrist injuries. Current Sports Medicine Reports, 7: 289-295. 7) Siatras Th., Papadopoulos G., Mameletzi D., Gerodimos V., Kellis S. (2003). Static and dynamic acute stretching effect on gymnasts’ speed in vaulting. Pediatric Exercise Science, 15(4): 383-391. 8) Σιάτρας Θ. (2009). Κακώσεις στις επιφύσεις των οστών των αθλητών και αθλητριών της ενόργανης γυμναστικής και επιπτώσεις στην ανάπτυξή τους. Ελληνική Ιατρική, 75(3): 204-214. 9) Σιάτρας Θ. (2010). Επίδραση της ενόργανης γυμναστικής στην οστική πυκνότητα των νεαρών αθλητών. Ελληνική Ιατρική, 76(1): 19-27. 10) Siatras Th. (2011). Computer-assisted image analysis for measuring body segmental angles during a static strength element on parallel bars: validity and reliability. Sports Biomechanics, 10(2): 135-145. 11) Siatras Th., Mameletzi D. (2014). The female athlete triad in gymnastics. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 6(1): 5-22. 12) Siatras Th. (2014). Synergist and antagonist muscles static stretching acute effect during a V-sit position on parallel bars. Science of Gymnastics Journal, 6(3): 49-59.
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