Course Information
FacultyPhysical Education and Sport Science
SchoolPhysical Education and Sports Sciences (Thessaloniki)
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorEvdoxia Kosmidou
Course ID400000411

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

Registered students: 376
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory Applied Courses324

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specific Foundation
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
Purpose of the module is for students to acquire knowledge for the application and development of skills in people of different ages and mobility abilities, both in body skills and in handing skills of RG apparatuses and alternative apparatus (flags, handkerchiefs). The use of music during the practice of body and apparatus exercises -elements helps to understand and apply the concepts in the above skills (separately or in combination). It can also easily enhance the pedagogical and recreational purposes of the module at all levels and constructs of education and physical activity.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Theory 1. Approach and rough analysis of the different forms of exercise through Rhythmic Gymnastics. 2. Development of a Rhythmic Gymnastics program through 6 educational stages. 3. Development of a rhythmic gymnastics lesson (schedule unit planning, evaluation, organization) 4. Space awareness. 5. Rhythm & motion: the role and the impact of rhythm in rhythmic gymnastics teaching. Elements of classical dance with wide application in the field of sports. 6. Teaching method of locomotion skills, jumps and leaps 7. Teaching method of balance skills 8. Teaching method of turns and pivots 9. Teaching method of handling skills with ball 10. Teaching method of handling skills with rope 11. Teaching method of handling skills with alternative apparatus (flags, scurf) 12. Architectural structure of a program-choreography with or without music that includes elements of rhythmic gymnastics toward space and time. 13. History and rules of rhythmic gymnastics as a sport. Basic elements of the organization of the sport during competitions based on the International Code of Points and the structure of the sport by the Hellenic Federation of Gymnastics. Practice 1.Introduction to the course Teaching Rhythmic Gymnastics. Icebreaker activities using portable apparatus, with or without music accompaniment. Teaching warm-up activities. Development of the learning procedure: from “me” to “us”, from “alone” to “together”. Analysing the teaching sequence. 2.Teaching handling skills with alternative apparatus (flags, handkerchiefs) by developmental sequence through games. Development of fantasy, teamwork and collaboration, individually and in small and large groups. Different ways to execute skills and perception of space with or without apparatus, with music accompaniment. Teaching, analyse and application of classical dance elements in rhythmic gymnastics. 3. Motor and rhythmic education, using rhythmic gymnastics skills, with or without portable (typical or alternative) apparatus. Different ways of developing the ability of spatial awareness with portable (typical or alternative) apparatus. 4. Classification and teaching approach of basic locomotor elements and basic jumps (eg. simple walking movements, preparatory steps for leaps/jumps with different ways of take off and landing). Teaching approach individually, in couples, in groups. Combinations of jumps/leaps with different ways of take-off and landing, and in series. Teaching complex warm-up exercises and flexibility development for certain joins and muscles. 5. Teaching complex warm-up exercises and flexibility development for certain joins (shoulders, hips, ankles) and muscles. Games with rope and ball for developing balance ability. Approaching the teaching sequence of balances in different surfaces and levels and planes. Combination of balance skills. Combinations of jumps/leaps and balances. Learning of handling skills with ball (grips, transmissions, swings, circles, and combinations) with or without movement. 6. Teaching method of simple turns on feet, simple skills of turns on other body parts. Ball: figures eight, simple rolls on the floor and on the body, bounces (simple- rhythmical). Combination of body skills (jumps-leaps-balances-turns-pivots, connection skills) and handling skills. 7. Teaching method of pivots (en de dans and en de hors). Ball: simple throws and catches, combination of handling skills with body skills. Teaching method of simple handling skills with preacrobatics. 8. Combinations of body and handling skills, throws of the ball during jumps and leaps. Teaching method of rolls of the ball in large body surfaces in different levels (low-intermediate) without and with movements. Catches with different parts of the body. 9. Informing about the key-points in a group or individual choreography with music. Short compositions with music accompaniment. Improvisations. Using handlings with ball for ability improvement (individually, in couples, in groups). 10. Ice breaking activities with rope handling skills and reproductive styles of teaching. Teaching method of handling with rope: grips, swings, transmissions, wrappings in different body parts and different trends, without or with travelling. Rotations of the rope in different levels. Skills combinations with music accompaniment. 11. Learning skills in low level, combination of simple preacrobatics and exercises on the floor. Teaching method of skips through the rope with different rhythm and/or different rotation. Passing through the rope with simple body skills. 12. Teaching different (complex) bounces through the rope (individually and in groups). Teaching methodology of echapes, spirals, small rope throws with and / or without body skills, and a variety of catches. Ways to develop ambidextrousness with simultaneous handling of different portable apparatus (eg ball + rope, ball + handkerchief). 13. Compositions with musical accompaniment without apparatus adapted to developmental ages. Repetition of handling skills with the ball and the rope. Collaborations using both apparatuses. Practical teaching style of students in groups, on a subject of their free choice.
rhythmic gymnastics, ballet, music, rhytm, portable apparatus, alternative apparatus, choreography, motor creativity
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 Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
During lectures presentations by power point program and videos are using.
Course Organization
Artistic creation150.6
Other / Others100.4
Student Assessment
Students’ assessments take place in theory and practice. Theory assessment includes the examination of the lectures’ content, while practice assessment includes the presentation of a choreography with the apparatus which are taught during this semester. The scores of the theoretical and practical parts are offset by an excellent 10.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Jastrjembskaia, Ν. & Titov, Υ. (2019). Ρυθμική Γυμναστική: Σχοινάκι, στεφάνι, μπάλα, κορύνες, κορδέλα. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. 2. Palmer, H. (2017). Διδάσκοντας ρυθμική γυμναστική: Μια αναπτυξιακά κατάλληλη προσέγγιση. Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press
Additional bibliography for study
Επιπρόσθετη βιβλιογραφία για μελέτη 1. Αποστολίδου, Ε. (1998). Ρυθμική Αγωνιστική Γυμναστική: ασκήσεις σώματος. Θεσσαλονίκη: Σάλτος. 2. Παυλίδου, Ε. (2012). Κινητική και Ρυθμική Αγωγή στην Προσχολική Εκπαίδευση από τη Θεωρία στην Πράξη. Εκδόσεις Ζυγός. 3. Πολυμενοπούλου, Κ., Καραδήμου, Κ., & Πολλάτου Ε. (2008). Ρυθμικές ασκήσεις στη Φυσική Αγωγή. Εκδόσεις Πατάκης.
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