Teaching period

2nd  semester


Learning outcomes

  • Kinesiology II has as target to give students the ability to:
  • Understand and analyse human movement,
  • Perceive the neuromuscular mechanisms that compose movement,
  • Determine the performed muscle work,
  • Know the musculoskeletal structure and function of the lower limb, the pelvis and the spine,
  • Evaluate the muscle power and functional capacity of the individual,
  • Perceive and analyse the lower limb and spine movement and associate it with the upper limb one,
  • Analyse the individual joint movements or/and the movements performed in an open and closed chain movement environment,
  • Analyse gait, running and standing position from a kinetic and kinematic perspective,
  • Analyse pathological movement and recognise the musculoskeletal requirements when moving somebody in a pathological situation.


Teaching method

  • Student group practice for analysis and understanding of the human movement,
  • Use of audiovisual and physicotherapeutic means and methods.


Week by week schedule

The lab part of Kinesiology II is summarised in 30 teaching hours, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is mandatory.




Spine - Cervical Spine


Spine - Thorax & Breathing


Spine - Lumbar Spine


Pelvic Girdle


Lower limb - Hip


Lumbopelvic Rhythm


Lower limb - Knee I


Lower limb - Knee II


Lower limb - Ankle & Foot I


Lower limb - Ankle & Foot II


Gait Analysis I


Gait Analysis II


Gait Analysis III


Movement Analysis


Movement Analysis

Textbooks/reference material

In English

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


In Greek

  1. Δούκας Ν. (1991). Κινησιολογία. Ιατρικές Εκδόσεις Λίτσας (Kinesiology)
  2. Σφετσιώρης Δ. (2003). Κινησιολογία Εισαγωγή-Άνω Άκρο DKS, Αθήνα (Kinesiology, Introduction: UpperLimb)
  3. Κapandji, I.A.(2001). Η Λειτουργική Ανατομική των Αρθρώσεων, Τόμος 1 & 2: Άνω & Κάτω άκρα. ΙατρικέςΕκδόσειςΠ.Χ. Πασχαλίδης, Αθήνα (Functional Anatomy of Joints, Vol 1&2: Upper & Lower Limbs)
  4. HamiltonN. LuttgensK. (2003). Κινησιολογία. Επιστημονική βάση της ανθρώπινης κίνησης Εκδ. Παρισιάνου, Αθήνα (Kinesiology, Scientific Base of Human Movement)
  5. Smith L. Weiss E Lehmkuhl. (2005). Brunnstrom's ΚλινικήΚινησιολογίαΕκδ. ΠαρισιάνουΑθήνα (Brunnstrom’s Clinical Kinesiology)



Kinesiology II lab assessment takes place on a daily basis with three more formal exam-type assessments which comprise of practical demonstration of techniques and methods from students (verbal tests, lab exercises presentation and application). 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 5 ECTS credits.

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