Theodoros Kastanias

 

Kastanias TheodorosTheodoros Kastanias holds a

B.A. in Physical Education from the Department of Physical education and Sports Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens,

  • Sc. in exercise and chronic diseases from the Department of Physical education and Sport Science, Democritus University of Thrace,
  • Sc. in Environment and Health: Management of Environmental Health Effects from the Department of Medical School, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and
  • a Ph.D. in Adapted Physical education from the Department of Physical education and Sports Science, Democritus University of Thrace, (Ph.D Scholarship Program "Heraclitus II")
Professional Profile         
  • He is a teacher of Physical education, working at Greek public nursery, primary and secondary schools, as well as KEDDY (Centre for Differential Diagnosis and Support for students with special educational needs), since 2006.
  • He is currently attached to the Institute of Educational Policy in the Special Education Unit, as a Consultant in the field of Adapted Physical education.

Publications & Projects

He has published research on the following fields:

  • Adapted Physical Education (with focus on intellectual disability, Down syndrome and cerebral palsy)
  • Exercise and chronic diseases (with focus on obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis and health related quality of life)

Her research interests focus on

  • Special education
  • Obesity
  • Chronic diseases
  • Quality of life

He has participated in the following conferences (selected presentations):

  • Kastanias Th. (2018). Evaluation of the quality of life of trainees at the Public Institutions for Vocational Training. 5th Panhellenic Conference of Neos Pedagogos, Athens, 28- 29 April 2018
  • Kastanias, T.V (2016). The effect of exercise on physical fitness and inflammation markers in people with mental retardation. 6th Panhellenic Congress of Therapeutic Gymnastics and 5th Conference of Adapted Physical Education, Serres, 15-17 April 2016
  • Kastanias, T.V., Douda, H.T., Batsiou, S.A. & Tokmakidis S.P. (2015). The effect of aerobic exercise on health indicators in people with mental retardation with or without Down syndrome. 5th Congress of Exercise Biochemistry and Physiology, Athens, 6-7 November 2015,
  • Kastanias, T.V., Douda, H.T., Batsiou, S.A. & Tokmakidis S.P. (2013). Correlation of obesity with blood pressure, aerobic fitness and predictive biochemical markers of cardiovascular disease in individuals with intellectual disability. 16th Panhellenic Congress of Lipidiology, Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease, Athens, 3-5 October 2013
  • Kastanias, T.V., Douda, H.T., Batsiou, S.A. & Tokmakidis S.P. (2012). Determination of independence degree in people with intellectual disability in relation to obesity indicators, hemodynamic characteristics and aerobic capacity. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Lipidiology, Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease, Athens, 18-20 October 2012.
  • Kastanias, T.V., Douda, H.T., Batsiou, S.A. & Tokmakidis S.P. (2012). Assessment of dyslipidemia, liver and kidney function in individuals with intellectual disability. 15th Panhellenic Congress of Lipidiology, Atherosclerosis and Cardiovascular Disease, Athens, 18-20 October 2012
  • Kastanias, T.V., Douda, H.T., Batsiou, S.A. & Tokmakidis S.P. (2012). The utility of selected obesity indicators in assessing the proportion of obesity in individuals with intellectual disability. 5th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Atherosclerosis Society, , Athens, 28/11-01/12/2012
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