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Wojcik, Janet Name: Janet Wojcik
Title: Associate Professor, Exercise Science
Education: Ph.D., Human Nutrition Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
M.S., Physical Education, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY
B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Sport and Exercise Studies, State University of New York at Buffalo
Office: 216G West Center
Phone: 803/323-4687
E-mail: wojcikj@winthrop.edu
Web: http://faculty.winthrop.edu/wojcikj/default.htm
Area(s): Childhood Obesity, Breast Cancer and Exercise, Community Interventions to Improve Access to Physical Activity and Healthy Foods

Janet R. Wojcik, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Program in the Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. She received her B.S. in Sport and Exercise Studies from State University of New York at Buffalo, M.S. in Physical Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, and Ph.D. in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia. At Winthrop, she was Research Director on a foundation grant for a school-based wellness program utilizing a school-based wellness coach to deliver lessons in nutrition, physical activity, sleep, and TV habits. Prior to her arrival at Winthrop, she was a research faculty member for nearly 10 years at the Center for Research in Health Behavior in the Department of Psychology at Virginia Tech. Dr. Wojcik is certified since 1991 as a Health Fitness Specialist from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and completed the Physical Activity and Public Health Research Course from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. Current professional memberships include the ACSM and its Southeast Regional Chapter, the ACSM Cancer Special Interest Group, and the South Carolina Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Past research projects included working as a co-PI on NIH-funded cancer-prevention nutrition and physical activity health behavior interventions while at Virginia Tech. Research interests include obesity prevention and exercise training for special populations such as breast cancer survivors and overweight youth. The most current project is assessing and improving bikeability in the City of Rock Hill and Winthrop campus as part of a community coalition called Eat Smart Move More York County, affiliated with Eat Smart Move More South Carolina, which directs state-wide obesity initiatives. Dr. Wojcik teaches courses in Research Methods, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Testing and Prescription Laboratory, Physical Activity for Aging and Special Populations, and Intro to Personal and Community Health. Further, she teaches certification workshops for the ACSM and is a co-author on a nutrition and weight management chapter for one of the certification study materials. Dr. Wojcik has published articles, presented at regional and national conferences, and performs peer review.