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Faculty & Staff - [ Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis ]

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Dr. Stamatis Agiovlasitis

Stamatis Agiovlasitis, Ph.D., FACSM

Associate Professor
Exercise Physiology and Disability

Department of Kinesiology
McCarthy 240

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009, Post-doctoral Training, Exercise Physiology)
  • Oregon State University (2007, Ph.D., Movement Studies in Disability)
  • Queens College, City University of New York (1998, M.S., Exercise Science)
  • Queens College, City University of New York (1996, B.S., Physical Education)

Areas of Research

  • Applied exercise physiology in persons with disabilities
  • Physical activity and health in people with disabilities
  • Physiological and biomechanical aspects of gait in persons with Down syndrome

Areas of Teaching

  • Disability, Aging, and Physical Activity
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Cardio-respiratory Exercise Physiology

Selected Publications

  • Love, A., & Agiovlasitis, S. (2016). How is physical activity perceived by adults with Down syndrome? Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 33(3), 253-270. doi: 10.1123/APAQ.2015-0042

  • Agiovlasitis, S., McCubbin, J.A., Yun, J., Widrick, J.J., & Pavol, M.J. (2015). Gait characteristics of adults with Down syndrome explain their greater metabolic rate during walking. Gait and Posture, 41(1), 180-185.

  • Sandroff, B.M., Riskin, B.J., Agiovlasitis, S., & Motl, R.W. (2014). Accelerometer cut-points derived during over-ground walking in persons with mild, moderate, and severe multiple sclerosis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 340(1-2), 50-57.

  • Pitetti, K.H., Baynard, T., & Agiovlasitis, S. (2013). Children and adolescents with Down syndrome, physical fitness and physical activity. Journal of Sport and Health Science, 2, 47-57.

  • Agiovlasitis, S., Beets, M.W., Motl, R.W., & Fernhall, B. (2012). Step-rate thresholds for moderate- and vigorous-intensity activity in persons with Down syndrome. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15, 425-430.

  • Agiovlasitis, S., Motl, R.W., Fahs, C.A., Ranadive, S.M., Yan, H., Echols, G.H., Rossow, L.M., & Fernhall, B. (2011). Metabolic rate and accelerometer output in people with Down syndrome. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 43(7), 1322-1327.

  • Agiovlasitis, S., Collier, S.R., Baynard, T., Echols, G.H., Goulopoulou, S., Figueroa, A., Beets, M.W., Pitetti, K.H., & Fernhall, B. (2010). Autonomic response to upright tilt in people with and without Down syndrome. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 31(3), 857-863.

  • • Motl, R.W., Snook, E.M., Agiovlasitis, S., & Suh, Y. (2009). Calibration of accelerometer output in ambulatory adults with multiple sclerosis. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90(10), 1778-1784.

  • Fernhall, B., & Agiovlasitis, S. (2008). Arterial function in youth: Window into cardiovascular risk. Journal of Applied Physiology, 105(1): 325-333.

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
  • North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (President-elect)