Head of Department:

Zvonimir Tomac, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Name and surname

Zvonimir Tomac, Ph.D.


Assistant professor



Office number


Consultation hours

Tuesday 13,00h

Wednesday 11,00h

Research interests

Motor development, physical activity and health



  1. University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology, doctoral thesis, PhD
  2. Postgraduate Doctoral University Study Kinesiology
  3. University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology
  4. Medical School in Osijek, physiotherapy
  5. Elementary School Vladimir Becić, Osijek
  • City of Osijek scholarship recipient
  • Osijek - Baranja County scholarship recipient


  • - assistant professor at Faculty of Education Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • – external associate  at Faculty of Medicine in Osijek Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • – external associate at University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology 2013. - 2014. postdoctoral student, Faculty of Education Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • - 2013. assistant at Faculty of Education Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • - 2007. teacher of physical education at High School III. Gimnazija in Osijek
  • - 2007. external associate at Faculty of Education Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek
  • Teacher of physical education at Primary school Fran Krsto Frankopan in Osijek

(2001- 2004) teaching fellow at University of Zagreb Faculty of Kinesiology

List of publications (link to CROSBI)


Members of Department:

Tihomir Vidranski, Associate Professor, Ph.D.

Name and surname

Tihomir Vidranski, Ph.D.


Associate professor



Office number


Consultation hours

Friday  11:30-12:30 or agreement for the term

via e-mail

Research interests

Kinesiology of sport, Kinesiology education

In 1996th, Tihomir Vidranski finished high school in Osijek and in 2002th graduated Kinesitherapy and Top Sport on the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb. In 2006th, he graduated at the same faculty as a Specialist in postgraduate course Top sports/Karate, and in 2010th, he received his PhD degree as a Doctor of Social Sciences, in a scientific field of Kinesiology Education. From 2004th to 2011th, he worked as a Physical and Health Education teacher in Elementary and High schools. From 2011th to 2012th, he was senior lecturer of kinesiology education for Physical Education Teaching at the Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, University of Zagreb. Since 2006th, Vidranski is an external associate at the Faculty of Kinesiology on subjects: Judo, Martial Arts and Karate at Integrated University Study and Coach Education Professional Study. During 2013th and 2014th, he perform lectures on the subject of Kinesiology Teaching Methods in Elementary School and General Kinesiological Teaching Methodology. He is a lecturer at the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of the Kinesiology Education Module and mentor of two PhD thesis. From 2010th to 2012th, he is lecturer at Basic Kinesiological Transformations I and II, Clinical Kinesiology and Biomechanics at the Lavoslav Ružička Polytechnic at Dislocated Physiotherapy Study in Pregrada.  Since 2012th, is assistant professor and since 2017th associate professor at Faculty of Education, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, lecturer in charge for General Kinesiological Teaching Methodology I and II, and Basic Kinesiological Transformations. Vidranski is Chair of the Department of Kinesiology from 2016th. In 2016th, he was awarded by Faculty of Kinesiology, Zagreb for long-term work in the implementation of curricula. On 5th May 2017. Dean of the Faculty of Education, Osijek awarded him for the achievements in academic year 2015/16th for coordination of the elaboration of the study program of the undergraduate university study of Kinesiology.

Vidranski is author of over 50 scientific and professional publications from the field of kinesiology, leader of two scientific projects and mentor of 50 graduate and final papers.

He is a ski instructor-IVSS and was the Croatian National Karate Team Manager.

List of publications (CROSBI link)

Tihomir Vidranski (MB: 335164) https://www.bib.irb.hr/pregled/znanstvenici/335164

Josip Cvenić, Assistant Professor, Ph.D.
Dražen Rastovski, Senior lecturer, Ph.D.
Mijo Ćurić, Ph.D.
Hrvoje Ajman, Assistant, Ph.D.
Ivana Klaričić, Assistant, Ph.D.
Jurica Lovrinčević, Lecturer
Daria Župan Tadijanov, Lecturer
Petar Otković, Assistant
Tvrtko Galić, Ph.D

About the Department

The Department of Kinesiology was founded and started to operate on January 1, 2016, at the Faculty of Education, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek. The department was created because of the increased need for the development of scientific, teaching and professional work in the field of kinesiology and the decision to launch a new undergraduate study program of kinesiology, adopted by the Senate of the University of Osijek, Juraj Strossmayer, Osijek, on July 12, 2016. The teachers who were part of the department and who participated in the creation of this study very important for the emergence of the Department of Kinesiology and later of the Department are: Assoc. Prof. Tihomir Vidranski, PhD, Asst. Prof. Josip Cvenić, PhD, Asst. Prof  Zvonimir Tomac, PhD, Asst. Prof Mara Šumanović, Ph.D., Dražen Rastovski, PhD, and Daria Župan Tadianov, lecturer.

By further development, the Department of Kinesiology was established, and began working on October 1, 2017, and the teaching on the undergraduate study program of Kinesiology began on October 2, 2017. The first generation of students counted 57 students, of which in the module Sports, 19 students were in football, 9 in volleyball and 29 in recreation and fitness. Meanwhile, the Department of Kinesiology employed: Ivana Klaričić, Assistant, Jurica Lovrinčević, lecturer, Petar Otković, Assistant, Hrvoje Ajman, Assistant, Tvrtko Galić, Assoc. Prof, and Zoran Malečić, lecturer. (substitute teacher).

The employees of the Department provide teaching in the field of kinesiology at all study programs of the Faculty of Education, and in the meantime, they obtained the approval for the implementation of the University Graduate Program of Kinesiology Education and initiated the procedure for obtaining the approval for the implementation of lifelong education and training programs in the field of kinesiology. The Department also cares for international recognition and since its inception, the Department of Kinesiology has participated in the co-organization of three international conferences.