Physical Activity & Motor Performance Division

traininglabThe main aims of the Physical Activity & Motor Performance Division are:

- To familiarise students with the research procedure and use of laboratory instruments in order to study human behaviour in motor learning and performance.

- To teach basic concepts concerning the acquisition of motor skills through experiments, and to familiarise students with a broad spectrum of research plans and problems.

- To understand various measurement techniques used to separate temporary changes during exercise from permanent changes in teaching.

- To conduct research related to the development and improvement of cognitive, perceptive and motor skills as well as the implementation of different teaching and exercise methods.

- To conduct research related to the models of effective teaching of physical education, the effectiveness of the teacher and the adequacy of the content of the lesson.

- To acquire experience in the use of psychological skills in sports and in applying and using suitable tools.

Representative Publications

  1. Derri V., Kioumourtzoglou E., Petraki Ch., Aggelousis N., & Papadimitriou K. (2004). Relation between parent child physical activity. Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 19, 631-642.
  2. Michalopoulos M., Zisi V., Malliou P. & Godolias G. (2004). Habitual Activity, Muscular strength & Motor Abilities and of the Elderly. Journal of Human Movient Studies, 46 519-530.
  3. Kioumourtzoglou E. (2003). Preparing Faculty in Greece, Quest, 95-99.
  4. Zetou E., Tzetzis, G. Vernadakis N. & Kioumourtzoglou, E. (2002). Modeling in Learning two Volleyball Skills. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 94, 1131-1142.
  5. Kioumourtzoglou, E., Kourtessis, T., Michalopoulou, M., & Derri, V. (1997). Expertise in water-polo. Journal of Human Movient Studies, 33, 205-228.
  6. Kourtessis T., Tzetzis G., Kioumourtzoglou E., & Mavromatis G. (2001). The effects of an intensive recreation program on children with movient difficulties. New Zealand Journal of Disability Studies. 9, 120-139.
  7. Kioumourtzoglou E., Michalopoulou M., Tzetzis G., Kourtessis T. (2000). Ability profile of elite volleyball player.Perceptual and Motor Skills, 90, 757-770.
  8. Kioumourtzoglou E., Kourtesis T., Michalopoulos M., Derri V. (1998). Differences in several perceptual abilities between experts and novices in basketball, volleyball and water-polo, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 86, 899-912.