A Physical Education graduate from
Thessaloniki University, Greece (1974), Prof. Koutedakis taught
P.E. and Physiology in secondary schools until 1982, when he was
awarded two Greek State Scholarships for postgraduate studies. He
obtained a Master's Degree (1984) and a PhD (1991) in Sports
Sciences at Birmingham University, UK.
Prof. Koutedakis has attended many national-,
international- and world-level championships and Olympic Games as
competitor, professional coach/trainer, and/or scientific advisor.
He has been a professional National Rowing Coach for Greece
(1977-1980) and UK (1985-1987). He has also been an elite dancer
(1969-1980) and professional dance teacher (1982-1985).
He was one of the founders of the British
Olympic Medical Centre (Northwick Park Hospital, London, UK), where
he introduced new training and fitness assessment techniques to
many Olympic squads, including rowing, skiing, fencing, and
gymnastics, as well as to professional dancers. Principally
involved in the setting-up of health & exercise-physiology
laboratories for the British Olympic Medical Centre, UK (1987),
Wolverhampton University, UK (1992), Pakistani Navy (Islamabad,
1994), and Thessaly University, Greece (1997), Prof. Koutedakis is
also a member of 9 National and International professional bodies.
His academic and research profile is summarised below:
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