Assistant Professor of Health Sciences
United States of America
Dejan Magoc earned a B.S. in physical education in Novi Sad, Serbia. He earned an M.S. in kinesiology and a Ph.D. in interdisciplinary health science at the University of Texas at El Paso. Magoc served as assistant professor in the Department of Health Studies at Eastern Illinois University. At Eastern Illinois University, he was actively involved in research and grant activities as well as service at the departmental, college and university levels. He twice won the Achievement and Contribution Award, an award that recognizes outstanding contribution to the university in the area of research. He is particularly interested in determining the most important constructs from behavioral theories and applying them in helping individuals change toward healthy behaviors. He builds his research around other disciplines within health sciences because interdisciplinary research and teamwork open more venues for different approaches to problems. His community engagement is evidenced through collaborations with hospitals/health centers, schools and YMCAs.
Theory-based approaches to physical activity and health behaviors, Public health education and health promotion, Web-based/ICT interventions
Magoc D (2012) "Teachers' Attitudes towards Inclusion: Determining Eligibility for Adapted Physical Education." In V. Djordjic (Ed.), Inclusive Physical Education in Vojvodina's Schools: Challenges and Perspectives (pp. 47-61). Novi Sad, Serbia: Faculty of Sport and Physical Education.