Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sport Science (Serres)
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID260000520

Programme of Study: KINESIOLOGY

Registered students: 23
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course215

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
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
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
On succesful completion students should be able to 1. Understand the principles of experimentation in kinesiology 2. Explain the results of a basic biomechanical analysis
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. Basic Principles of Kinesiology - Kinematics 2. Laboratory: Two-dimensional recording of: • Gait • Rising from a chair • Static Jump • Drop Jump • Ball throwing • Soccer kic 3. Laboratory PC lab: Analysing kinematic data using APAS and maxtraq 4. Lecture: Principles of kinetics / The force plate 5. Vertical Jump analysis 6. Gait analysis and rising of a chair analysis 7. Analysis of multi-articular movements 8. Isometric strength assessmmen 9. Stretch Shortening Cycle 10. Balance analysis 11. Electromyography Recording and analysis using the Biopac MP100 unit 12. Muscle and tendon archiecture 13. Laboratory: Analysis of EMG and Achilles tendon elongation using ultrasound and the Biopac System
Muscle Mechanics; Kinematics; Kinetics; Cameras; Movement Analysis
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work52
Reading Assigment37
Student Assessment
Final written exams in Application of biomechanical techniques to solve real experimental problems
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Κέλλης, Ε. Νευρομηχανικές Αρχές Αξιολόγησης της δύναμης. Εκδόσεις Τελέθριο, 2009 Baumann, W. 1996. Βασικές αρχές της Βιομηχανικής των αθλητικών κινήσεων (μετάφραση-επιμέλεια: Χρ. Παπαδόπουλος). Eκδόσεις Σάλτο 1996, Παπαδόπουλος, Χ. 2005. Κινησιολογία Κλασικού Αθλητισμού, Εκδόσεις Τελέθριον. Αθήνα. Adrian, M., and J. M. Cooper. 1994. Biomechanics of human movement. 2nd ed. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C. Brown Communications. Cavanagh, P. R. 1990. Biomechanics of distance running. Human Kinetics Books. Dainty, D. A., and R. W. Norman. 1987. Standardizing biomechanical testing in sport. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Delp, D., and S. Delp. 1989. Understanding human movement with computer graphics. Soma 3(3): 17-25. De Luca, C. J. 1997. The use of surface electromyography in biomechanics. Journal of Applied Biomechanics. 13:1, 35-63. Frederick, E. C. 1986. In search of the asymptote: Projecting the limits of human performance. International Journal of Sport Biomechanics 2: 1-5. Gowitzke, B. A. 1984. Muscles alive in sport. In Biomechanics: The 1984 Olympic Scientific Congress Proceedings, edited by M. Adrian and H. Deutsch. Eugene, OR: Microform Publications. Goldstein, H. 1965. Classical mechanics. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Grabiner M. D. 1993. Current Issues in Biomechanics. Human Kinetics Publishers. Hamilton, N., and K. Luttgens. 2003. Κινησιολογία. Επιστημονική βάση της ανθρώπινης κίνησης (επιμέλεια: Γ. Γιόφτσος). Επιστημονικές Εκδόσεις Παρισιανού ΑΕ. Αθήνα. Loy, D. J., and A. S. Voloshin. 1991. Biomechanics of stair walking and jumping. Journal of Sports Sciences 9:1, 37-49. Murray, M. P., A. B. Drought, and R. C. Kory. 1964. Walking patterns of normal men. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 46A:3, 35-60. Murray, M. P., R. C. Kory, and S. B. Sepic. 1970. Walking patterns of normal women. Archive of Physical Medicine Rehabilitation 51:6, 37-50. Nigg, B. M., and W. Herzog. 1995. Biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. John Wiley & Sons. Rose, J., and J. G. Gamble. 1994. Human walking. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins. Synge, J.L., and B.A. Griffith. 1959. Principles of mechanics. New York: McGraw Hill. Vaughn, C. L. 1984. Computer simulation of human motion in sports biomechanics. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews 12: 373-416. Yeadon, M. R., and J. H. Challis. 1994. The future of performance-related sports biomechanics research. Journal of Sports Sciences 12: 3-32. Zatsiorsky, V. M., and V. L. Fortney. 1993. Sport biomechanics 2000. Journal of Sports Sciences 11:2, 79-83. Zatsiorsky, V. M. 1998. Kinematics of Human Motion: Human Kinetics. Winter, D. A. 1990. Biomechanics and motor control of human movement. John Wiley & Sons.
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