Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorTheofanis Siatras
Course ID400000001

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

Registered students: 386
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Applied Courses324

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
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)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding and practical application of the technique, and the methodology of learning and teaching exercises in all gymnastics apparatus of men and women.
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
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
TEACHING UNITS OF THEORETICAL (a) AND PRACTICAL PART (b) 1. a) The apparatus of Gymnastics (Classification, Use, Handling, Combinations, Security, Dimensions, particularities). b) Exercises and games for acquaintance, preparation and familiarization with the apparatus of Gymnastics. 2. a) Gymnastics as a sport, as an activity and as a subject of Physical education. Chronology. b) Exercise forms in the gymnastics apparatus. (Circular, stations, games, etc.). Learning the movements and acquisition of basic positions-postures. 3. a) The terminology of Gymnastics. The types of movements in Gymnastics. b) Exercise forms for development of orientation in curves around the body axes. Forward and backward rolls. 4. a) The Fundamental basic techniques of swings in the apparatus of Gymnastics. b) Support swings and Hanging swings in different apparatus. 5. a) The Handstand. Technical and methodical learning process. b) Circuit practicing in special exercises for the acquisition and improvement of the Handstand. 6. a) The jumps in school sports. The characteristics of gymnastic and acrobatic jumps. b) jumps and flights. Practicing basic gymnastic jumps with varying types. 7. a) Squat vault. Technical and methodical learning process. b) Teaching and practicing of Squat vault. 8. a) Cartwheel and Round off. Technical and methodical learning process. b) Teaching and practice of Cartwheel and Round off. 9. a) Straddle vault. Technical and methodical learning process. b) Teaching and practicing of Straddle vault. 10. a) Pendulum and circle swings. Technical and methodical learning process. b) Teaching and practicing of Pendulum swings. Legs undercut from the side support. 11. a) The forward and backward uprise. Features, technical and methodical learning process. b) Learning of forward and backward uprise under easy conditions. 12. a) Combinations of exercises and programs composition οn the apparatus of Gymnastics. b) Training in basic combinations of exercises that have been taught. 13. a) Summary and discussion of the major themes of the material. b) Group training for the composition and for the execution of programs on the apparatus of Gymnastics.
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Final examinations include assessment of students in theory and practice. The assessment of the level of theoretical knowledge made orally to questions included in the syllabus of the semester. The practical part of the examination carried out by performing programs in three apparatus of gymnastics (floor exercises, vaulting and even an apparatus of free choice of students), including the exercises taught during the semester. Performing exercises in terms of technique evaluated with 8, and 2 points are given for the composition of the program. Regarding the Vaulting, each jump gets maximum 10 points. Each student is graded on the practical and the theoretical part of the course separately out of 10. The final score is the average of the practice and theory (TB = P + Th / 2).
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Practical examination (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1) Μιλτιάδης Πρώιος (2011). Διδακτική της Ενόργανης Γυμναστικής (Κωδικός στο σύστημα ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 12867613) ΤΣΙΑΡΤΣΙΑΝΗΣ ΑΘ. & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε., Θεσσαλονίκη. 2) Βασίλειος Καϊμακάμης (2003). Ενόργανη γυμναστική Η΄(Κωδικός στο σύστημα ΕΥΔΟΞΟΣ: 89399), Θεσσαλονίκη.
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