prof. Marko Aleksandrović

 

Name, Titles

Marko Aleksandrovic, PhD,  Associate proffesor

Department/Place of work

Faculty of Sport and Physical Educaton, University of Nis

Contact (email + telephone)

Marko.aleksandrovic@gmail.com  +381 64 2614787

Research interests

adapted aquatics, adapted physical activity, aquatics,

Summary

(Short professional description – 5 sentences minimum)

Marko Aleksandrović (1975) was born in Niš. He graduated from the Physical Education Department of the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Niš (1998), and earned his master's degree at the Faculty of Physical Education at the University of Niš (2003), and his PhD in the field of water sports at the Faculty of Physical Education of The Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje (2005).

He was both a water polo player and later coach of a water polo team. He was hired at the Faculty of Sport and Physical Education of the University ofNiš (FSFV), first holding teaching assistant positions (1999 – 2007), and then teaching positions (2007 - ) for the Swimming course. He is currently an Associate Professor.

Staring from 2013 he has been heading the course Holistic Approaches to Adapted Physical Activity as a part of the master course available at the FSPE, and since 2015 on two other elective courses offered as a part of the undergraduate academic studies – Adapted Physical Activity and Disability Sport. He is the president of the Committee for Scientific Research and International cooperation at the FSFV.

He has published over 70 articles in the field of water sports, adapted physical activity and adapted swimming, two university coursebooks, and has collaborated on the publication of two monographs. He has been the thesis advisor for one completed doctoral dissertation and several master theses.

He is the recipient of the best young researcher award at the prestigious international congress in kinesiology held in Opatija (2005). He is also one of the founders of the Academic Swimming Club for People with Disabilities, Delfin from Niš (2009), where he served as a board member, instructor and trainer. He also headed and at the same time worked as an instructor as a part of several projects involving the education of children with disabilities, organized by the Delfin club, which were supported by the local government of the city of Niš and the FSFV.

His postdoctoral research he carried out in the following capacities: attending the National Sports Academy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Sofia on a scholarship, (2008), as a member of the Coimbra group (2009), also on a scholarship, at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Leuven (mentored by professor Daniel Daly, PhD) and at the Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Leuven on a scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Serbia (2012) and the University School of Nursing and Physiotherapy, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo. He was awarded the Erasmus Mundus Basileus scholarship for academic mobility and attended the Faculty of Sport of the University of Ljubljana (2010) and the Department of Physiotherapy of the School of Health and Welfare of the Alexander Technological Educational Institute in Thessaloniki (2015).

He is one of the founders of the Association of Adaptive Swimming of Serbia (2012) which has organized several international seminars in Serbia with lecturers and participants from numerous countries (Greece, Bulgaria, USA, Canada, Belgium, Iceland, Croatia, Turkey, Slovenia, Macedonia...). This association has, since its founding, cooperated successfully with the Paralympic Committee of Serbia, FSFV and the Serbian Swimming Federation.

Marko Aleksandrović has trained several swimmers with disability, the most famous of which is the Serbian swimmer NemanjaTadić. On two separate occasions (2014 and 2015) was the director of an international swimming camp for individuals with disability which was held in Istanbul, organized by the City of Istanbul, the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Sport Club and FSFV. Since 2015 he has been a member of the Board of the Sports and Recreational Association for Persons with Disabilities Nais from Niš, where his duties included the development of the sport of boules, organizing projects, cooperation with the media and marketing. He has taken part in four seminars of the AGITOS foundation of the International Paralympic Committee meant to increase the organizational capacities of the sports organizations for individuals with disability.

He speaks English and has working knowledge of German.

 

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