BSc Physical Education and Sport Sciences
School of Education & Social Sciences

BSc Physical Education and Sport Sciences

BSc Physical Education and Sport Sciences
School of Education & Social Sciences

BSc Physical Education and Sport Sciences

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Duration4 years

Fees
€8,520 per year

LanguageGreek

CampusLimassol

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Qualification Awarded BSc Physical Education and Sport Sciences
Level Of Qualification Bachelor (1st Cycle Degree)
Offered by Department of Education
Mode of Study Full Time or Part Time

The purpose of the Program "Physical Education and Sports Sciences" is to provide a high level academic education and applied knowledge for the vocational preparation of sports scientists and physical educators teachers, in the area of Sports, Recreation and Health. Graduates will acquire educational skills that will enable them to successfully work in the private and public sector of exercise and sport services. The curriculum offers knowledge in the theory and practice of physical education and sports, and in fields such as training, rehabilitation, tourism, recreation and health, while encouraging the production of new knowledge. The Program "Physical Education and Sports Sciences" is in Greek and is located in Limassol.

It is expected that with completion of their studies, graduates will obtain:
1. The necessary training that will enable them to teach effectively the course of physical education in schools.
2. Knowledge and skills so that they can develop training programs in the field of sports based on training periodization principles and the multidisciplinary support of competitive sport preparation.
3. The necessary experiences to offer their services in the field of sports, recreation and health.
4. An integrated academic background and practical skills so that they can design specialised exercise programs that encapsulate the new knowledge produced and the new directions created for various population categories with a view to health and well-being.
5. Skills and abilities that will enable them to plan and organize outdoor recreational activities with the aim of developing and promoting sports tourism.
6. The necessary knowledge of the techniques, skills and methodologies for the teaching of sports in various ages with the required scientific knowledge from the sports sciences.
7. The appropriate skills that will enable them to carry out high-level research in the fields of physical education, sport and health.

Graduates of the "Physical Education and Sport Sciences” Program can be employed as sport scientists, physical education teachers and coaches in both the private and the public sector. In the private sector they have the opportunity to be employed in private primary and secondary schools, sports organizations/businesses, gyms, rehabilitation centers, private clubs, academies, groups, programs of recreational sport, while in the public sector graduates can teach in secondary education. Also, graduates have the opportunity to be employed as administrative employees to sports organizations and businesses of governmental and non-governmental sport organisations.

The program also provides the appropriate background expertise for those wishing to follow specific areas of sport and exercise studies, such as exercise physiology, sport management, sport psychology etc. or to pursue a career in research.
The graduates of the program are eligible to register to the Cyprus Sports Organization.
Specific Admission Requirements
As per University regulations, candidates can be admitted to the Program only if they satisfy the general admission requirements of the University.
In addition to the general entry requirements, applicants are admitted based on the average grade of the school leaving certificate from secondary education where a minimum grade of 80/100 (16/20) is required. Applicants interested in registering to the program that do not meet the requirements may be admitted after a personal interview. Additionally, applicants need to submit an Athletes Health Card given by the Cyprus Sports Organisation to comply with safety procedures.

Recognition of Prior Learning
There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning for this Program. Candidates can be granted transfer credits according to the general arrangements for recognition of prior learning of the University.

As per University regulations, candidates can be admitted to the Program only if they satisfy the general admission requirements of the University.

In addition to the general entry requirements, applicants are admitted based on the average grade of the school leaving certificate from secondary education where a minimum grade of 80/100 (16/20) is required. Applicants interested in registering to the program that do not meet the requirements may be admitted after a personal interview. Additionally, applicants need to submit an Athletes Health Card given by the Cyprus Sports Organisation to comply with safety procedures.
Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading
There are no specific examination regulations, assessment and grading methods employed by this Program. The examination regulations, assessment methods and grading system for this Program are the same as the relevant general university regulations.

Graduation Requirements
Students are eligible for graduation after successfully completing 240 ECTS credits in the courses listed in the Program Structure.

Furthermore, a student can graduate only if their CGPA is greater or equal to 5.00 out of 10.00. Graduating students with a CGPA less than 5.00 might have to take extra courses or repeat a number of courses in order to improve their grades.

Competitive Sport

Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 174 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PESS110ENGLISH FOR SPORT SCIENCES33
2PESS101HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT63
3PESS102HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY63
4PESS103HUMAN ANATOMY63
5PESS104PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT63
6PESS105APPLIED SOCIOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND SPORTS63
7PESS106BIOCHEMISTRY OF EXERCISE63
8PESS107DIDACTIC OF TRACK AND FIELD63
9PESS108DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS Ι (VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL)63
10PESS109TEACHING FIRST AID63
11PESS201RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLIED STATISTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS63
12PESS202NUTRITION IN EXERCISE AND SPORT63
13PESS203SPORT AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT63
14PESS204SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY63
15PESS205EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY63
16PESS206TRAINING PRINCIPLES63
17PESS207DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS ΙΙ (FOOTBALL AND HANDBALL)63
18PESS208EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS63
19PESS209DIDACTIC OF SWIMMING63
20PESS210DIDACTIC OF GYMNASTICS (PEDAGOGIC AND ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS)63
21PESS301MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR BEHAVIOR63
22PESS302SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION63
23PESS303DIDACTIC OF RACKET SPORTS - TENNIS63
24PESS304DIDACTIC OF MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING63
25PESS305DIDACTIC OF TRADITIONAL DANCES63
26PESS306DIDACTIC OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN EDUCATION63
27PESS401PRACTICAL TRAINING AND VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE93
28PESS402UNDERGRADUATE THESIS 93
29PESS112BASIC RESEARCH SKILLS33

The student must successfully complete 36 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PESS307SPORT INJURIES – SPORT PHYSIOTHERAPY63
2PESS308COMPETITIVE SPORTS TRAINING63
3PESS309KINESIOLOGY - BIOMECHANICS63
4PESS310ERGOMETRIC EVALUATION63
5PESS403TRAINING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS63
6PESS404APPLIED COUNSELLING IN SPORTS – PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION OF ATHLETES63

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PESS407ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS I106
2PESS408ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS II106
3PESS409SWIMMING I106
4PESS410SWIMMING II106
5PESS411SAILING I106
6PESS412SAILING II106
7PESS413WATERPOLO I106
8PESS414WATERPOLO II106
9PESS415ROWING I106
10PESS416ROWING II106
11PESS417BASKETBALL I106
12PESS418BASKETBALL II106
13PESS419VOLLEYBALL I106
14PESS420VOLLEYBALL II106
15PESS421FOOTBALL I106
16PESS422FOOTBALL II106
17PESS423JUDO I106
18PESS424JUDO II106
19PESS425TAEKWONDO I106
20PESS426TAEKWONDO II106
21PESS427TENNIS I106
22PESS428TENNIS II106
23PESS429TRACK AND FIELD I106
24PESS430TRACK AND FIELD II106
The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS from courses that can be considered as free electives. A free elective is considered any course offered by another Department for which the student is eligible to register
Total
240
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS101HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT6
2PESS103HUMAN ANATOMY6
3PESS105APPLIED SOCIOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND SPORTS6
4PESS107DIDACTIC OF TRACK AND FIELD6
5PESS110ENGLISH FOR SPORT SCIENCES3
6PESS112BASIC RESEARCH SKILLS3
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS102HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY6
2PESS104PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT6
3PESS106BIOCHEMISTRY OF EXERCISE6
4PESS108DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS Ι (VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL)6
5PESS109TEACHING FIRST AID6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS201RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLIED STATISTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS6
2PESS203SPORT AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT6
3PESS205EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY6
4PESS207DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS ΙΙ (FOOTBALL AND HANDBALL)6
5PESS209DIDACTIC OF SWIMMING6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS202NUTRITION IN EXERCISE AND SPORT6
2PESS204SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY6
3PESS206TRAINING PRINCIPLES6
4PESS208EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS6
5PESS210DIDACTIC OF GYMNASTICS (PEDAGOGIC AND ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS)6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS301MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR BEHAVIOR6
2PESS303DIDACTIC OF RACKET SPORTS - TENNIS6
3PESS305DIDACTIC OF TRADITIONAL DANCES6
4PESS307SPORT INJURIES – SPORT PHYSIOTHERAPY6
5PESS309KINESIOLOGY - BIOMECHANICS6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS302SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION6
2PESS304DIDACTIC OF MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING6
3PESS306DIDACTIC OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN EDUCATION6
4PESS308COMPETITIVE SPORTS TRAINING6
5PESS310ERGOMETRIC EVALUATION6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS401PRACTICAL TRAINING AND VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE9
2PESS403TRAINING OF CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS6
3FREE ELECTIVE5
4SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS402UNDERGRADUATE THESIS 9
2PESS404APPLIED COUNSELLING IN SPORTS – PSYCHOLOGICAL PREPARATION OF ATHLETES6
3FREE ELECTIVE5
4SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE10
TOTAL30


 

 

Sport Recreation – Tourism – Health

Module Group
ECTS

The student must successfully complete 174 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PESS110ENGLISH FOR SPORT SCIENCES33
2PESS101HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT63
3PESS102HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY63
4PESS103HUMAN ANATOMY63
5PESS104PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT63
6PESS105APPLIED SOCIOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND SPORTS63
7PESS106BIOCHEMISTRY OF EXERCISE63
8PESS107DIDACTIC OF TRACK AND FIELD63
9PESS108DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS Ι (VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL)63
10PESS109TEACHING FIRST AID63
11PESS201RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLIED STATISTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS63
12PESS202NUTRITION IN EXERCISE AND SPORT63
13PESS203SPORT AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT63
14PESS204SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY63
15PESS205EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY63
16PESS206TRAINING PRINCIPLES63
17PESS207DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS ΙΙ (FOOTBALL AND HANDBALL)63
18PESS208EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS63
19PESS209DIDACTIC OF SWIMMING63
20PESS210DIDACTIC OF GYMNASTICS (PEDAGOGIC AND ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS)63
21PESS301MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR BEHAVIOR63
22PESS302SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION63
23PESS303DIDACTIC OF RACKET SPORTS - TENNIS63
24PESS304DIDACTIC OF MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING63
25PESS305DIDACTIC OF TRADITIONAL DANCES63
26PESS306DIDACTIC OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN EDUCATION63
27PESS401PRACTICAL TRAINING AND VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE93
28PESS402UNDERGRADUATE THESIS 93
29PESS112BASIC RESEARCH SKILLS33

The student must successfully complete 36 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PESS311PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CLINICAL POPULATIONS63
2PESS312EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE ELDERLY63
3PESS313ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION63
4PESS314ORGANISATION OF RECREATION AND SPORT TOURISM PROGRAMS63
5PESS405ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT IN SPORT ACADEMIES AND CLUBS63
6PESS406PSYCHOSOCIOLOGY OF RECREATION AND SPORT TOURISM63

The student must successfully complete 20 ECTS, from the following list of modules:

No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1PESS431OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND SPORT TOURISM I106
2PESS432OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND SPORT TOURISM II106
3PESS433EXERCISE, FITNESS AND HEALTH I106
4PESS434EXERCISE, FITNESS AND HEALTH II106
The student must successfully complete 10 ECTS from courses that can be considered as free electives. A free elective is considered any course offered by another Department for which the student is eligible to register
Total
240
Semesters
ECTS
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS101HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT6
2PESS103HUMAN ANATOMY6
3PESS105APPLIED SOCIOLOGY IN EDUCATION AND SPORTS6
4PESS107DIDACTIC OF TRACK AND FIELD6
5PESS110ENGLISH FOR SPORT SCIENCES3
6PESS112BASIC RESEARCH SKILLS3
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS102HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY6
2PESS104PEDAGOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORT6
3PESS106BIOCHEMISTRY OF EXERCISE6
4PESS108DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS Ι (VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL)6
5PESS109TEACHING FIRST AID6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS201RESEARCH METHODS AND APPLIED STATISTICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS6
2PESS203SPORT AND LEISURE MANAGEMENT6
3PESS205EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY6
4PESS207DIDACTIC OF BALL SPORTS ΙΙ (FOOTBALL AND HANDBALL)6
5PESS209DIDACTIC OF SWIMMING6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS202NUTRITION IN EXERCISE AND SPORT6
2PESS204SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY6
3PESS206TRAINING PRINCIPLES6
4PESS208EXERCISE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS6
5PESS210DIDACTIC OF GYMNASTICS (PEDAGOGIC AND ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS)6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS301MOTOR LEARNING AND MOTOR BEHAVIOR6
2PESS303DIDACTIC OF RACKET SPORTS - TENNIS6
3PESS305DIDACTIC OF TRADITIONAL DANCES6
4PESS311PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN CLINICAL POPULATIONS6
5PESS313ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS302SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY – PSYCHOLOGY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION6
2PESS304DIDACTIC OF MUSCLE STRENGTH TRAINING6
3PESS306DIDACTIC OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN EDUCATION6
4PESS312EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE ELDERLY6
5PESS314ORGANISATION OF RECREATION AND SPORT TOURISM PROGRAMS6
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS401PRACTICAL TRAINING AND VOCATIONAL EXPERIENCE9
2PESS405ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT IN SPORT ACADEMIES AND CLUBS6
3FREE ELECTIVE5
4SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE10
TOTAL30
No.CodeNameECTS
1PESS402UNDERGRADUATE THESIS 9
2PESS406PSYCHOSOCIOLOGY OF RECREATION AND SPORT TOURISM6
3FREE ELECTIVE5
4SPECIALIZATION ELECTIVE10
TOTAL30


 
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The delivery of the program of study is supported by the following members of staff:

RankName
Assistant ProfessorDr. Garifallos Anagnostou
Assistant Professor - Programme Coordinator Dr. Panos Constantinides
Assistant ProfessorDr. Elena Papacosta
Assistant ProfessorDr. Anthi Xenofontos
Visiting ProfessorDr. Georgios Nassis
Visiting ProfessorDr. Angelos Rodafinos
Visiting LecturerDr. Orestis Antoniades
Visiting LecturerDr. Evaggelos Bebetsos
Visiting LecturerMs. Elpida Michail
Visiting LecturerDr. Apostolia Ntovoli
Special Teaching StaffDr. Elena Avraam
Special Teaching StaffMr. Christodoulos Christodoulides
Special Teaching StaffMs. Stella Dimitriou
Special Teaching StaffMr. George Georgiou
Special Teaching StaffMs. Georgia Hadjimichael
Special Teaching StaffMr. Efthymios Kyprianou
Special Teaching StaffMs. Souzana Papadopoulou
Special Teaching StaffMr. Michalis Partzilis
InstructorDr. Despina Kouali
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