Teaching period

1st semester


Learning outcomes

The students should be able to:

  • Analyse the human movement,
  • Develop the skill to evaluate the muscle power, grope and recognise the muscles that function.


Teaching method

  • Verbal tests,
  • Presentation and application of lab exercises,
  • Evaluation on a daily basis.


Week by week schedule

Kinesiology I lab is summarized in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour lab sessions, in which the student attendance is mandatory.




Introduction to Kinesiology


Kinesiological Analysis Characteristics


Bones and Joints


Muscle function mechanics


Neuromuscular basis of Human Movement


Principles of Biomechanics. Levers


Shoulder and Shoulder girdle


Shoulder-Humeren Rate


Elbow and Radioulnar Joints


Wrist and Fingers


Muscular tests - Palpation


Structure and Function of the Spine


Cervical - Thoracic Area of the Spine


Lumbar Area of the Spine




Textbooks/reference material

In English:

  • Soderberg G. Kinesiology: Application to Pathological Motion. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 1993
  • Kapandji IA. The Physiology of the Joints: I, II, III. Churchill Livingstone, 1994
  • Galley P.M. & Forster A.L. Human Movement (1987). An introductory text for Physiotherapy students. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Levangie P., Norkin C. (2005). Joint Structure and Function. A Comprehensive Analysis. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia.
  • Nordin M & Frankel V.H. (1989). Basic biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system. Lee & Febiger.
  • Oatis C.A. Kinesiology (2004). The Mechanics & Pathomechanics of Human Movement. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Perry J. (1992). Gait analysis: Normal and Pathological function. SLACK Incorporated.
  • Smidt G.L. (1990). Clinics in Physical Therapy: Gait in Rehabilitation. Churchill Livingstone.
  • Smith LK, Weiss EL, Lehmkuhl LD (1996). Brunnstrom΄s Clinical Kinesiology. F.A. Davis Company, Philadelphia.
  • Whittle M. (1991). Gait analysis: An introduction. Butterworth.


In Greek:

  • Δούκας Ν. (1991). Κινησιολογία. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Λίτσας (Kinesiology)
  • Σφετσιώρης Δ. (2003). Κινησιολογία Εισαγωγή-Άνω Άκρο DKS, Αθήνα (Kinesiology, Introduction: UpperLimb)
  • Κapandji, I.A.(2001). Η Λειτουργική Ανατομική των Αρθρώσεων, Τόμος 3: Ο Κορμός και η Σπονδυλική Στήλη. ΙατρικέςΕκδόσειςΠ.Χ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα (Functional Anatomy of the Joints, Vol 3: Trunk and Spine)
  • Hamilton N. Luttgens K.(2003). Κινησιολογία. Επιστημονική βάση της ανθρώπινης κίνησης Εκδ. Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (Kinesiology, Scientific Basis of Human Movement)
  • Smith L. Weiss E Lehmkuhl. (2005). Brunnstrom's ΚλινικήΚινησιολογίαΕκδ. ΠαρισιάνουΑθήνα (Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology)



Assessment of the lab part of Kinesiology I takes place on a daily basis with three more formal exam-type assessments which comprise of practical demonstration of techniques and methods from students. Except from the daily evaluation of students and the intermediate evaluation, a final examination takes place at the end of the semester. This examination is conducted by the teaching professors personally with the students divided in pairs, in order to recreate the skills they have obtained during the semester on each other. The final grade of the subject derives from the average of the theoretical and laboratory part and has to be 5 out of 10 or higher. Nevertheless, the students need to achieve 5 out of 10 for each of the parts to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 15-30 minutes. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 8 ECTS credits.

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