Dr Mitsiou Maria is an Adapted Physical Educator who graduated from the Department of the of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS) of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) and also Physical Therapist from the Department of Physiotherapy of Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (ATEITH). She completed successfully all of the four Greek sign language courses and is also certified in reading and writing Braille.
She authored her 1st M.Sc. Thesis from the postgraduate programme «Physical activity and Quality of Life» from the Developmental Medicine and Special Education Laboratory of the DPESS of AUTh, focusing on Psychomotor Therapy. She was awarded her Ph.D. Thesis from the Sports Medicine Laboratory from the DPESS of AUTh with speciality in Cardiac Rehabilitation.
Her 2nd M.Sc. is entitled «Medical Research Methodology» from the Department of Medicine of AUTh. In between her Ph.D. studies she received a training fellowship as the Best PhD student from the Research Committee (AUTH). Currently her Postdoctoral research interests are within technology enhanced learning in Medical Education. She is active in a) higher education focused on topics of Public Health, Social Care, Sport Science and Innovation b) research where she has participated in research programs and is a Research Associate at Sports Medicine Laboratory of Physical Education and Sport Science (DPESS, AUTh), at Developmental Medicine and Special Education Laboratory (DPESS, AUTh), and at AHEPA University General Hospital of Thessaloniki, c) technical education in themes related to paramedics d) consulting where she is driven towards research and business proposals about Medical Innovation, Medical and Sport Tourism for higher education institutions and Businesses e) Supportive Counselling and Medical and Sports Journalism. She is a Volunteer First Aid Instructor and Nurse in Red Cross Department of Thessaloniki since 2009. She has a plethora of publications and presentations in international conferences/symposiums.
Dr. Maria Mitsiou is the Programme Leader and Accredited Lecturer of the School of Health Professions “BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy” and MPS “Professional Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy” & “Executive Diploma in Sports Management”