Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nur Ikhwan Mohamad
  • Associate Professor in Strength & Conditioning


PhD, MSc.Sports Science, BSc. Sports Science, Dip. Health & Fitness


Dr. Nur Ikhwan Mohamad is an Associate Professor in Strength & Conditioning at the Faculty of Sports Science and Coaching, Sultan Idris Education University (UPSI). Earned a doctored from Edith Cowan University, Western Australia, he is also an alumnus of MARA University of Technology (UiTM) and first batch of Bukit Jalil Sports School (BJSS). Started his career as Fitness Instructor circa 2000/2001 upon completion of Diploma in Health & Fitness and continue to do so while pursuing his bachelor and master's degree years. Joining academia in 2006, his research interest includes mechanical, metabolic and neural responses and/or adaptation to strength and conditioning training. He has published over 80 peer reviewed publications, supervised 3 PhD and 28 Master’s students to completion. Actively involved in strength & conditioning consultation with tagline "fitness, performance & health" which appropriately described target area of his works. Ikhwan's has been part of his Faculty's management team for 8 years as Head of Department, Deputy Dean and Dean of the faculty. He was Editor in Chief (2013-2018) for Journal of Sports Science & Coaching (JSSPJ). His involvement with other organizations includes as pioneer, President and later as Honorary Secretary to the Malaysian Strength & Conditioning Association (MSCA) (2011-2019), visiting research fellow at Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) (2017), research fellow at Thaksin University Thailand (2016-2018), member for Malaysia Health Promotion Board (2017-2018),Advisory Panel for National Coaching Academy (2013-2020), and member of Perak Sports Council Management Board (2016-2017). His official website is at



Some of  current and past organizations that has/had ikhwan's  involvement in research and/or education and/or training

Human Performance...

What is the meaning of human performance? Do strength & conditioning only applies to elite athletes within competitive sporting environment only? The answers will varied from one individuals to another, from one institutions to another. Human performance is about their capabilities and skills to perform their needs and wants in daily life. It is not just about competitive sports per se.  Strength and conditioning  is about reshaping the human body with muscular strength as it pinnacle. It is about physical strength as the prominent contributors to physical performance and its interaction with other component of fitness, for systematic manipulation of stimulus and adaptation, in a planned exercise and training program. 

19th October 2017


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