Dr Dimitrios KOKARIDAS


Assistant Professor

Exercise for People with Disabilities

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Office: EEDIP

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Research Expertise
Exercise for People with Disabilities, Adapted Physical Education
Brief Portrait
Dimitrios Kokaridas is an Assistant Professor in “exercise for people with disabilities” at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS), University of Thessaly in Greece. He is responsible for teaching and co-ordinating all undergraduate courses of adapted physical education since 2002 and the postgraduate course of "Psychology of Adapted Physical Activity" of the "European Master of Sport and Exercise Psychology" (EMSEP). He received his Bachelor degree at the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1992), and the M.Ed. (1994) και Ph.D. degree (1997) in Special Education at the Victoria University of Manchester, UK. Dimitrios Kokaridas has extensive research activity in the field of exercise for people with disabilities with publications in refereed academic journals, congresses and conference proceedings.Furthermore, he is the author of four books and one chapter within book concerning adapted physical activity.  He is particularly interested in therapeutic swimming, exercise for people with psychiatric disorders and promoting inclusion of students with disabilities in typical classes. Finally, he continues to work towards bridging the gap between theory and real application of inclusion in practice as the creator and administrator of the first adapted physical education information base created in Greece (http://www.pe.uth.gr/efa).
Selected Publications
1 Kokaridas, D., Demerouti, I., Margariti, P., & Krommidas, C. (2018). The Effect of an Indoor Climbing Program on Improving Handgrip Strength and Traverse Speed of Children With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder. Palaestra, 32(3), 39 – 45.
2 Papastergiou, D., Kokaridas, D., Bonotis, K., Diggelidis, N., & Patsiaouras, A. (2018). Exercise, supportive group therapy, and mood profile of Greek cancer patients: intervention effect and related comparisons. Supportive Care in Cancer, 26(10), 3571-3578.
3 Kokaridas D., Anastasiou, D., Broupi, A., Krommidas, C., Syros, A., & Papayianni, E. (2017). Exercise program, Greek traditional music and mood profile of patients with dementia: a pilot study. European Psychomotricity Journal, 9 (1), 33-45.
4 Kokaridas, D., & Lambeck, J. (2015). The Haliwick Concept: toward a collaborative aquatic approach. Inquiries in Sport & Physical Education, 13 (2), 65 – 76.
5 Kokaridas, D., Maggouritsa, G., Stoforos, P., Patsiaouras, A., Theodorakis, Y. & Diggelidis, N. (2013). The Effect of a Token Economy System Program and Physical Activity on Improving Quality of Life of Patients with Schizophrenia: A Pilot Study. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 2 (6), 80-88.
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