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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

President, North American Federation of Adapted Physical Activity
Associate Editor, Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly

Department of Kinesiology
McCarthy 240



  • 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

  • Physical activity, physical fitness, mobility and health across the lifespan in people with disabilities
  • Physical activity assessment in persons with disabilities
  • Applied exercise physiology in persons 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

  • Agiovlasitis, S. Yun, J., Jin, J., McCubbin, J.A., & Motl, R.W. (2018). Physical activity promotion for persons experiencing disability: The importance of interdisciplinary research and practice. Adapted Physical Activity Quarterly, 35(4), 437-457. doi: 10.1123/apaq.2017-0103.

  • Jin, J., Yun, J., & Agiovlasitis, S. (2018). Impact of enjoyment on physical activity and health among children with disabilities in schools. Disability & Health Journal, 11(1), 14-19. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.04.004.

  • Bertapelli, F., Agiovlasitis, S., Machado, M.R., do Val Roso, R., & Guerra-Junior, G. (2017). Growth charts for Brazilian children with Down syndrome: Birth to 20 years of age. Journal of Epidemiology, 27(6), 265-273. doi: 10.1016/

  • 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)