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Denis Petrov

PhD Research Scholar

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PhD Degree title, University of Central Lancashire, 2021-present

MSc in Sports Rehabilitation, UCLan Cyprus, 2020

BSc Honors in Sports and Exercise Science, UCLan Cyprus, 2018


Strength and conditioning, Sports rehabilitation, Sports performance analysis.

Employment Track

AEL FC Limassol, rehabilitation coach and performance analyst – June 2022 – present

UCLan Cyprus, Associate lecturer – September 2021 — Present

UCLan Cyprus Sports Lab, Assistant physiologist – January 2018 — Present

AEK FC Larnaca, Performance analyst – June 2019 — May 2021

Herodotou tennis academy, Larnaca, strength and conditioning Coach – March 2014 — April 2017

Camp KO Sport facility, fitness trainer – March 2016 – June 2019

Research Interests

Sports performance and development. Design of innovative methods for higher performance in athletes. Techniques and strategies to monitor performance and subsequently, injury prevention. Superior techniques and methods of exercise in relation to health, and physical wellbeing.      

Roles and Responsibilities (including past roles and responsibilities)

Teaching and Course Leadership 

  • List of modules taught (Functional Anatomy, Advanced Physiology, Exercise Physiology)  

Selective Publications 

  • Petrov, D., Michaelides, M., & Parpa, K. (2022). External load seasonal variations and positional differences in elite soccer players. Sport Mont20(3), 113–118. https://doi.org/10.26773/smj.221018 

Selective Conference and Seminar Presentations 

  • GPS tracking technology in football
  • Exercise Physiology and Ergophysiology Application in Sports  


  • Half scholarship towards an MSc (UCLan Cyprus)
  • Full scholarship towards a Ph.D. (years 1 & 2)
  • Highest grade achieving award for the MSc in Sports Rehabilitation