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Physical Education and Sports Science

Academic Group

  • Thank you for visiting us at Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group (AG).

    We are a vibrant department at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).  We started as the College of PE in the year 1984, transited to School of PE in 1991, and established PESS in 2000. We have evolved over the years in response to the changing landscape in PE and sports to stay relevant. However, our commitment and dedication in delivering high quality training and education for pre-service and in-service teachers in Singapore remain unchanged. At PESS, we have developed a clear vision to be the leading teacher-training and research centre for PE and Sports Science in the region and beyond. Our mission is to develop trainee teachers in areas of competence and expertise in teaching PE as a major subject. We have a group of dedicated and committed faculty members, with diverse backgrounds and expertise to deliver quality academic programmes, and provide quality learning environment and experience for our students.

    Our pre-service programmes include the Bachelor of Science (Ed) in PE, Post Graduate Diploma in Education in PE, and Diploma in PE. We aim to equip our students with the necessary values, skills and knowledge to promote an active and healthy lifestyle through PE and sports. Currently, we have more than 200 students in the pre-service programmes. We also work closely with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to offer short courses tailored to meet the demands of practicing PE teachers for professional development. We also offer postgraduate programmes for PE teachers and sports practitioners to upgrade their professional knowledge. The Master of Science programme (Exercise and Sports Studies) is the only masters by coursework in Singapore providing training in this field.  In addition, the interest in research (MSc and PhD programmes) is also growing steadily over the years. Lastly, the Sport Science & Management (SSM) programme under the umbrella of NTU is also under our purview. The demand for this programme has been high. Currently, we have 296 students enrolled in this programme.

    As a research-intensive university, our faculty members have published in high quality journals, served on editorial boards of major journals in their respective fields, and also supervised undergraduate and graduate students. Most of their work has also informed practices in schools and the sports industry. PESS has a growing research programme with five priority research areas of pedagogy and coaching in PE and sports, exercise physiology, sports psychology, motor skills, and biomechanics. We are constantly looking for experts from the local and international fraternity to strengthen our AG so that we can provide quality education for our students.

    PESS has developed strategic and research collaborations with a number of local organisations (e.g. MOE, Sport Singapore, and various National Sports Associations) and overseas universities.  The applied nature of the curriculum focus ensures that our students are well equipped with the relevant knowledge and skills to meet the industry’s needs.

    We have received many visitors from different parts of the world to get acquainted with our achievements, and explore research collaborations. We are looking forward to receiving more visitors from overseas to establish long term partnerships. I look forward to welcoming you to visit us, to be our student or our collaborator so that we can innovate together for a better future!

    Head,
    Physical Education and 
    Sports Science
    HeadPESS_KohKoonTeck

    Associate Professor
    Koh Koon Teck

  • The Physical Education and Sports Science (PESS) academic group of the National Institute of Education offers a variety of programmes in teacher education specialising in physical education. PESS aims to develop student teachers in areas of professional competence and expertise in teaching physical education as a major subject.

    The three initial teacher training programmes not only provide theoretical and practical courses in Physical Education, but also the knowledge and skills for student teachers to teach other academic school subjects.

    In addition, there are also graduate programmes and in-service courses offered to PE teachers & educators in related fields who would like to enhance their career and research.

  • We welcome the following staff:

    Name of Staff

    Appointment

    Commencement Date

    Office Location


    Ms Tan Yan Fen


    Project Assistant


    01 Oct 2018


    5-B1-02


    Mr Yam Jia Wen
     
     Research Assistant 09 Oct 2018  5-B1-02


    Dr Teo Wei Peng


    Assistant Professor


    15 Oct 2018


    5-03-18


    Meet our:

    Faculty Members 

    Research and Support Staff

  • Human Bioenergetics Laboratory

    Motor Behaviour Laboratory

    Sports Biomechanics Laboratory

    Sports Facilities

     

    Human Anatomy Lab 

    L1020009
    NIE5-02-04

    Biochemistry Lab

    L1020004
    NIE5-02-03

    • Medical fridge and freezer

    • YSI 2300 STAT PLUS & YSI 1500 lactate analysers

    • Accusport and Lactate Pro portable lactate analysers

    • Haemoglobin meter

    • Kodak analyser

    • Compound microscope

    • Magnetic stirrer

    • Adams nutator and centrifuge

    • Mini-photometer and Hawksley and Hettich micro-haematocrit measuring apparatus

    Exercise Physiology Lab

    L1020006
    NIE5-02-02

    • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry unit

    • Bod Pod body composition analyser

    • Orca and Quark b2 metabolic carts

    • Portable K4 b2 gas analysers

    • Cosmed spirometer

    • Motorised treadmill (Quinton and Cosmos)

    • Non-motorised treadmill (Médical Développement, Techmachine)

    • Vertisonic vertical jump apparatus

    • Hand-grip and back-lift dynamometers

    • Digital and manual blood pressure monitors

    • Polar heart rate monitors

    • Triaxial accelerometers

    • Harpenden skinfold callipers and associated specialised exercise and physical activity assessment software

    Motor Behaviour Lab

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    NIE5-B1-07

    To find out more about our research projects and laboratory equipment, visit MBL. 

    Sports Biomechanics Lab

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    NIE5-B3-01

    To find out more about our research projects and laboratory equipment, visit SBL.

  • Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS) has a vibrant research culture involving all academic staff who actively pursue major research grants - the result of a major interdisciplinary collaboration with the Ministry of Education. 
    Applied psychology, biomechanics, exercise physiology, health and wellness, pedagogy and sports studies are well-established research fields and motor-control/development and coaching are emerging as strong contenders.

    Ongoing Staff Projects (as of 2018)

    S/N From Month-Year To Month-Year Name of Project Appointment Principal Investigator Source of Grant Competitiveness of Grant Co-PI and Members
    1 Oct-14 Feb-18 Comparison of Cross-Modal OMNI Scale of Perceived Exertion at Ventilatory Breakpoint and Self-Regulated Exercises in Male Adolescents in Singapore Associate Professor Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran (PESS) Internal Competitive
    2 Jan-18 Apr-18 Footwear Mechanical Testing Associate Professor Dr. Kong Pui Wah Veni (PESS) External Non-competitive
    3 May-15 Apr-18 PESS Expert Book Series Associate Professor Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran (PESS) Internal Non-competitive
    4 Jan-17 May-18 Advertisements Promoting Physical Activity in Tertiary Educational Institutions: An Investigation on Model Effect Using Eye Tracker Assistant Professor Dr. Leng Ho Keat (PESS) Internal Non-competitive
    5 Jan-18 May-18 Runner Classification Associate Professor Dr. Kong Pui Wah Veni (PESS) External Non-competitive
    6 Jan-17 Jun-18 Understanding the Psychological and Physiological Processes in Stressful Athletic Performance Professor Dr. John Wang (GPL, OER, PESS) Internal Competitive
    7 Jul-15 Jul-18 Macro-to-nano human sensing: Towards Integratedmultimodal health monitoring and analytics Dr. Jaime Sampaio (University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro) External Competitive Co-PI:
    Daniel Marinho
    Vitor Reis
    Antonio Silva
    Mario Marques
    Collaborator:
    Dr. Tiago Barbosa (PESS)
    8 Feb-15 Jul-18 Nonlinear Pedagogy and its Relevance for the New PE Curriculum Associate Professor Dr. Chow Jia Yi (TE, PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Teo-Koh Sock Miang (PESS)
    9 Apr-18 Oct-18 Expanding the Reliability and Validity of Human Performance Prediction Model for Talent Identification in Mixed Age Athletes Associate Professor Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran (PESS) Internal Competitive
    10 Nov-15 Nov-18 Acute and Chronic Immune Responses to 12 weeks of Either 3 Consecutive or Non-consecutive Days of Resistance Training Per Week Assistant Professor Dr. Yang Yifan (PESS) Internal Competitive Collaborator:
    Dr. Goh Jor Ming,
    NUS, currently at
    ARISE and
    LKCMedicine
    11 Apr-17 Dec-18 Assessment of Stiffness and Soreness in Human Skeletal Muscles Associate Professor Dr. Kong Pui Wah Veni (PESS) Internal Non-competitive
    12 Jan-18 Dec-18 Attitudes, Beliefs and Behaviours of Singapore Elite Athletes Towards Doping Associate Professor Dr. Swarup Mukherjee (PESS) External Non-competitive
    13 Aug-16 Dec-18 Physiological Workload, Musculoskeletal Injuries and Dysfunctions amongst Physical Education Teachers in Singapore Schools - A Prospective Investigation Associate Professor Dr. Swarup Mukherjee (PESS) External Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Kee Ying Hwa Adrian (GPL, PESS)
    14 Jan-18 Dec-18 Sport Science Deep Cultivation Project: Spots Big Data External Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Lin Yen-Chun (PESS)
    15 Feb-16 Feb-19 Factors Influencing the Teachers’ Use of Motivational Strategies in the Classroom Professor Dr. John Wang (GPL, OER, PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Kee Ying Hwa Adrian (GPL, PESS), Dr. Chian Lit Khoon Zason (PESS), Dr. Liu Woon Chia (PS)
    16 Apr-16 Mar-19 Hamstring Strain Injuries: Risk Factors and Evaluation of a Training Programme Associate Professor Dr. Kong Pui Wah Veni (PESS) Internal Competitive Collaborator:
    Dr. Folland Jonathan Paul
    17 Mar-16 Mar-19 A Portable Device for Clinical Assessment of Foot Mobility and Toe Grip Function Associate Professor Dr. Kong Pui Wah Veni (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Chan Chi Chiu
    18 May-18 Apr-19 The Transfer and Maximization of Dry-land Strength & Power into Thrust in Competitive Swimming Assistant Professor Dr. Tiago Barbosa (PESS) External Competitive Co-PI: Mr. Marcus Lee (SSI), Dr. Danny Lum (SSI)
    19 Jun-16 May-19 Moderate Exercise and Postprandial Triglycerides in Overweight Asians: Issues of Dose Response Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Burns (PESS) Internal Competitive Collaborator: Dr. Saravana Pillai s/o Arjunan (MOE),
    Dr. David Stensel
    20 Feb-16 May-19 Postprandial Triglycerides: Effects of Plant Sterol and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Consumption with or without Walking in Sedentary, Overweight men of South Asian Origin Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Burns (PESS) External Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Saravana Pillai s/o Arjunan (MOE)
    21 Jan-17 May-19 The Use of Information Communication and Technologies Tools to Maximise Students' Learning in Physical Education in Singapore Schools Associate Professor Dr. Koh Koon Teck (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Chow Jia Yi (TE,PESS), Dr. Kee Ying Hwa Adrian (GPL, PESS)
    22 Aug-17 Jul-19 Active Aging Lifestyle with Healthy Cognition: A Pilot Study for an ExCITE Solution Assistant Professor Dr. Masato Kawabata (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-Lead PI:
    Dr. Annabel Chen
    (SSS, NTU)
    23 Jan-16 Aug-19 Effects of School-based Intervention Programs in Promoting
    Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity during Leisure-time
    Assistant Professor Dr. Masato Kawabata (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI:
    Dr. John Wang (GPL, PESS, OER), Dr. Nikos Chatzisarantis
    (Curtin University of
    Technology,
    Australia)
    24 May-18 Oct-19 Mindfulness: Effects of Process-focused Inductions on Walking and Motivation to Persist Assistant Professor Dr. Kee Ying Hwa Adrian (GPL, PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI:
    Dr. John Wang (GPL, PESS, OER)
    25 May-18 Oct-19 Development and Validation of Mindfulness-based Mobile Applications for Athletes Assistant Professor Dr. Kee Ying Hwa Adrian (GPL, PESS) Internal Non-competitive
    26 Jan-17 Dec-19 Using HIIT to Make a Hit on Student Learning, Fitness and Health in Singapore Schools - A Pilot Study Professor Dr. Michael Chia (PESS) Internal Non-competitive
    27 Jan-18 Dec-19 Exercise and Diet Adapted Microbiome: A Novel Approach to Sustain
    health and support healthy ageing in Singaporeans
    Professor Dr. Sven Pettersson (LKCMedcicine, NTU) External Non-competitive Co-PI:
    Dr. Yang Yifan (PESS), Dr. Joergen
    Schlundt (SCBE, NTU), Dr. Balazs
    Gulyas,
    (LKCMedicine, NTU)
    Collaborators:
    Dr. Patricia
    Conway (SCBE, NTU),
    Dr. Bobby
    Cheon, (SSS, NTU)
    28 Jul-18 Dec-19 Psychological Preparation for Athletes in Sports – An E Learning Package Lecturer Dr. Chian Lit Khoon Zason (PESS) Internal Competitive Dr. Chian Lit Khoon, Zason (PI, NIE), Prof John Wang (Co-PI, NIE)
    29 Jan-18 Jan-20 An Examination on Pathological Online Sports Gambling using Theory of Planned Behaviour and Physiological Data from an Eye Tracker Assistant Professor Dr. Leng Ho Keat (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Cho Heetae (PESS),
    Dr. Lin Yen-Chun (PESS)
    Collaborator:
    Phua Yi Xian Philip (PhD Candidate,
    NTU), Dr. Pyun Do Young (Loughborough
    University),
    Dr. Kwon Hyungil (Chung Ang University)
    30 Mar-18 Feb-20 Development and Use of a Web-based Collaborative Video Annotation and Analytics Environment to Enhance Blended Teacher Professional Development (CoVAAPD) in Physical Education Associate Professor Dr. Jennifer Tan Puay Leng (OER) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Elizabeth Koh (OER), Ms. Joanna Phan Swee Lee (PESTA), Dr. Chow Jia Yi (TE, PESS), Dr. Chian Lit Khoon Zason (PESS) Collaborator: Ms. Tay Siu Hua (MOE), Ms. Melanie Martens (PESTA).
    31 May-18 Apr-20 The Effect of Post-activation Potentiation on the Thrust Produced by Competitive Swimmers Assistant Professor Dr. Tiago Barbosa (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI:
    Dr. Govindasamy Balasekaran (PESS),
    Dr. Daniel Marinho
    Dr. Danny Lum (SSI)
    32 Apr-18 Apr-20 Differences in Crdiorespiratory Fitness and Fat Oxidation at Rest and During Exercise in Chinese, Indian and Malay Men with Elevated Body Mass Index Associate Professor Dr. Stephen Burns (PESS) Internal Competitive
    33 Sep-17 Sep-20 The Role of Leisure in Teachers' Work and Life Assistant Professor Dr. Cho Hee Tae (PESS) Internal Competitive
    34 Jan-18 Dec-20 Pilot Evaluation of a Mobile Health Intervention to Identify Early Responders to Treatment in Adolescent Obesity as a Triage Approach Dr. Ho Wen Wei (KKHospital) External Competitive Co-PI:
    Dr. Oh Jean Yin (KKHospital),
    Dr. Kumudhini Rajasegaran (KKHospital),
    Ms. Lee Kim Nai (KKHospital),
    Mr. Lim Chee Meng Micheal (KKHospital),
    Dr. Kelly Siobhan (KKHospital),
    Ms. Lim Jie Kai Ethel (KKHospital),
    Dr. Chew Chu Shan, Consultant (KKHospital),
    Dr. Ho Meng Fatt Mac (NDC)
    Collaborator:
    Dr. Michael Chia (PESS)

    35 Jun-18 Dec-20 A Study on the Implementation Status of the Physical Education (PE) 2014 Syllabus in Singapore Schools Associate Professor Dr. Koh Koon Teck (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. John Wang (GPL, PESS, OER), Mr. Soon Woo Sin (PESS), Tan Shern Meng Eddie (PESS), Mr. Ang Wee Boon (PESS), Mr. Roskhaider Bin Mohd Saat (PESS), Dr. Steven Tan (PESS), Mr Mohammed Azhar (PESS), Mr. Wong Liang Han (PSOEB, MOE), Ms. Connie Yeo (PSOEB, MOE)
    36 Jul-18 Jun-21 Facilitating Flow in Band: Learning with Joy in the 21st Century Assistant Professor Tan Yuh Chaur Leonard (VPA) Internal Competitive Co-PI: Dr. Chian Lit Khoon Zason, (PESS), Dr. John Wang (GPL, PESS, OER), Dr. Leong Wei Shin (OTE, CTL) Collaborator: Ms. Rachel Ee (MOE), Dr. Ormond Gary McPherson (University of Melbourne)
    37 Jun-18 Jun-21 The Influence of Compulsory Volunteer Experience on Future Behavioral Intentions Assistant Professor Dr. Cho Hee Tae (PESS) Internal Competitive Co-PI:
    Dr. Leng Ho Keat (PESS)


    It is important that all applicants to programmes by research in physical education or sports science should first contact PESS directly (Programme Leader: Ast/P Masato Kawabata) to establish feasibility as well as an appropriate research supervisor before submitting their application to NIE. As our faculty is small and our discipline diverse, it is necessary to negotiate a common understanding and supervisor availability. Once nominated, a supervisor will guide a student towards submitting a thorough and well formulated proposal. This procedure should prevent a futile submission from suitably qualified applicants in the event that no supervisor is available for that discipline or no appropriate proposal has been prepared.  

    Current Higher Degree Students' Projects 
    (as of March 2018)

    Programme Name Main Supervisor Co-Supervisor Title
    Master of Arts LEE SECK KWOON (LI XIGEN) Ast/P. Adrian Kee Prof. Rotgans Ingmar Jerome Development, testing and implementation of situational interest in a running game
    Master of Science CORLISS CHOO ZHI YI A/P. Chow Jia Yi N.A. Nonlinear pedagogy and its relevance for the new PE curriculum
    Master of Science GOH WAN XIU A/P. Chow Jia Yi N.A. Impact of anxiety on online visual control between elite and novice ten-pin bowlers
    Master of Science (Physical Education) CHUA WEI GUANG, ANDY A/P. Koh Koon Teck N.A. The use of information communication and technologies to promote self-check learning style in Physical Education classes
    Master of Science (Physical Education) TEO JIA HUI, CHERYL (ZHANG JIAHUI) Ast/P. Masato Kawabata A/P. Stephen Burns Development of measures of nutrition knowledge and attitudes in Singaporean athletes: Exploring the relationships of nutrition knowledge and attitudes with dietary behaviour
    Master of Science (Physical Education) WANG YONGTAI, RAYMOND Ast/P. Yang Yifan N.A. Cytokines and red blood cells responses following 3 bouts of non-consecutive or consecutive resistance exercise in young, recreationally active males
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) BAY PANG BOON (MA BANGWEN) Ast/P. Yang Yifan N.A. Effects of 12 Weeks of Resistance Training with Different Recovery Periods on Muscular Strength, Body Composition and Immune Responses
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) BERNADETTE BREE ASHLEY LIM YAN Ast/P. Masato Kawabata N.A. Effects of music on Junior College students’ middle-distance running in physical education
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) CHIA JINGYI, SHANNON (XIE JINGYI) A/P. Stephen Burns A/P. Chow Jia Yi Shannon - Influence of fatigue and acute caffeine supplementation in badminton men’s singles
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) CRYSTAL TANG JIEYI Ast/P. Adrian Kee Ast/P. Tan Yuh Chaur Leonard Motivation of skills acquisition in music: a self-determination approach
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) LEE CHANG YI MIRIAM A/P. Chow Jia Yi Dr. Tan Wee Keat Clara An investigation of nonlinear pedagogy and its application in Singapore schools
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) LIM SI HUI, REGINA A/P. Koh Koon Teck Dr. Chan Chee Yeen Melvin Promoting positive youth development and perceived task motivational climate in Singapore
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) LIM VEE LUN, CLEMENT (LIN WEILUN) Ast/P. Leng Ho Keat N.A. Factors influencing doctor's decision in prescribing prescription-only medicine
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) LOU SHUQI, SHERMAINE Prof. John Wang N.A. Examining coping strategies, and the effectiveness of a coping intervention on athletes
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) MENON JESUDAS EMANUEL A/P. Stephen Burns N.A. The effects of meal frequency and energy replacement on exercise induced reductions in postprandial triacylglycerol metabolism
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) MUHAMMAD RIDHUAN BIN JOHARI A/P. Swarup Mukherjee N.A. SILVER AGE FOOTBALL for ELDERLY (SAFETM). A recreational football-based intervention to promote musculoskeletal health, physical activity and exercise adherence in ageing Singaporeans- A randomised controlled study
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) NIN ZIJIE, DARREN A/P. Veni Kong N.A. Hamstring muscle structure and function and the antecedents of hamstring injury
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) PAN, JINGWEN A/P. Veni Kong N.A. The Biomechanics of Running – Influence of Footwear and Training
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) PEH YI CHING, SHAWN A/P. Chow Jia Yi N.A. The effects of task constraints on skill acquisition from a nonlinear pedagogical approach
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) SENG BEE GEK (SUN MEIYU) A/P. Koh Koon Teck N.A. Impact of sport on the character development of young children/adolescents in Singapore schools
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) TAN SHERN MENG (CHEN SHENGMING) A/P. Steven Tan N.A. Pre-service Physical Education teachers' experiences in observing and analysing movement skills: A descriptive study
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) TEO WEI YANG, DARREL (ZHANG WEIYANG, DARREL) Ast/P. Leng Ho Keat N.A. Female Football Fandom in Singapore: Implications on Social Media Marketing
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) TOU NIEN XIANG (DOU MIANXIANG) Ast/P. Tiago Barbosa A/P. Govindasamy Balasekaran Perceptual Cues in Regulation of Exercise Intensity
    Doctor of Philosophy (Physical Education) YONG TZE WOON (YANG SHIWEN) Prof. John Wang N.A. Effectiveness of social media intervention on physical activity behaviour: An integration of exercise identity and self-determination
    Doctor of Philosophy (Science) LOH BAN CHUAN A/P. Stephen Burns N.A. Effects of 3 different training strategies on insulin sensitivity in obese Adults
    Doctor of Philosophy (Science) MARK ANTHONY CHAN WEN KEIN Ast/P. Masato Kawabata N.A. Barriers and facilitators of home exercise adherence in patients with chronic low back pain

     

  • Introduction

    Passing the Physical Proficiency Test (PPT) is one of the pre-requisites for admission to teacher-education programs specializing in Physical Education offered by the National Institute of Education. The PPT comprises five components: Agility Run, Badminton, Gymnastics, Possession Game and Swimming. Candidates are required to pass all five components to pass the PPT. Details of each component are provided below.

    PPT component: Agility Run

    The aim of this component is to assess the candidate's agility using the Illinois Agility Run. To pass this component, candidates must complete the pre-determined course within the given timings:

    Males: Less than or equal to 18.1 seconds.

    Females
    : Less than or equal to 21.7 seconds.

    Click here for the Agility Run video.

    PPT component: Badminton

    The aim of this component is to assess the candidate's hand-eye coordination while using an implement (i.e., badminton racket). To pass this component, candidates must demonstrate the ability to maintain a rally (i.e., adjusting one's position on the court to receive the shuttle and hitting the shuttle over the net).

    Click here for the Badminton video.

    PPT component: Gymnastics

    The aim of this component is to assess the candidate's ability to demonstrate coordination and posture while performing three compulsory tasks and one selection task. The three compulsory tasks are forward roll, backward roll and arabesque. For the selection task, candidates may perform either the cartwheel, handstand or headstand. To pass this component, candidates must perform each task as described:

    Forward roll: Start from a standing position, roll forward using the shape of a round-tuck, and finish with control in a standing position.

    Backward roll
    : Start from a standing position, roll backward using the shape of a round-tuck, and finish with control in a standing position.

    Arabesque
    : Start from a standing position, extend the back leg with pointed foot as high as possible by tilting the torso slightly forward from the hip socket to allow the leg to lift higher (i.e., parallel with the floor), and extend arms out to the sides as well, parallel to the floor. Maintain balance for 1 second before coming out with control.

    Cartwheel
    : Start from a standing position, turn in lateral rotation, demonstrating a transfer of body weight from feet, onto hands by swinging one straightened leg up and off the floor, pushing off the floor with the other foot, and back to both feet to land with control.

    Handstand
    : Start from a standing position, balance on the hands in the inverted position for 1 second, and come out of the balance with control.

    Headstand
    : Start from a standing position, balance on the hands and head in the inverted position for 1 second, and come out of the balance with control.

    Click here for the Gymnastics video.

    PPT component: Possession Game

    The aim of this component is to assess the candidate's ability to maintain and regain possession of the ball in a game similar to Netball. To pass this component, candidates must demonstrate the ability to adjust one's position on the court to receive or intercept the ball, and pass and receive the ball successfully.

    Click here for the Possession Game video.

    PPT component: Swimming

    The aim of this component is to assess the candidate's ability to swim. To pass this component, candidates must swim continuously for 25 meters using one of the following recognized swim-strokes: backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly stroke and front crawl.

    Click here for the Swimming video.

    PPT fee

    The PPT fee is S$10.70 (inclusive of GST; non-refundable).
    Only credit cards are accepted (i.e., Visa or MasterCard) at the online fee payment platform.
    After completing the online application and fee payment, candidates must print the payment receipt for verification during PPT day.

    Day of PPT

    1.00pm - Verification of candidate's photo identification document(s) and payment receipt; late-comers will not be entertained
    1.20pm - PPT briefing for candidates
    1.30pm - Start of PPT
    4.30pm (estimated) - End of PPT

    Note to PPT candidates

    Do familiarize yourself with the PPT components before the test.
    Do be punctual; late-comers will not be entertained.
    Do bring along your photo identification documents (e.g., NRIC or passport) and payment receipt for verification.
    Do bring along your swimwear and goggles for the Swimming component.

    PPT results

    PPT results will be emailed to candidates no later than 2 weeks after the test. Ensure that your email address is entered correctly during the online application. Do email us if you do not receive your results after 2 weeks.

    For candidates who passed the PPT, the results are valid for 2 years from the day of the test.

    Request for review of PPT results will not be entertained.

    Enquiries

    For any further enquiries, do email us.

    Details of upcoming PPT

    Date of PPT

    Venue of PPT

    Printing of receipt

    To be confirmed

    NIE, Block 5

    (Getting to NIE)

    View/print your receipt here.
     
     
     
     

     
     
     
    Updated on 09 Oct 2018.
  • City and Country: TAIPEI, TAIWAN ROC
    Date: 22 to 24 Nov 2018
    Staff:
    Asst/P John Komar
    Title: International Conference on Mechanic in Medicine and Biology
    Purpose of Visit: Presenting at the conference of the Taiwanese Society of Biomechanics.


    City and Country: TAIPEI, TAIWAN ROC
    Date: 21 to 24 Nov 2018
    Staff: A/P Veni Kong 

    Title: 21st International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (21st ICMMB)
    Purpose of Visit: Keynote speaker.


    City and Country: ROUEN, FRANCE
    Date: 12 to 16 Nov 2018
    Staff:  Asst/P John Komar
    Title: Winter-School on Collective Behaviours and Performance Analysis
    Purpose of Visit: Give a lecture and 2 tutorials on the use of tracking data to assess individual performance within teams.


    City and Country: NINGBO, CHINA
    Date: 1 to 3 Nov 2018
    Staff: A/P Veni Kong 

    Title: The 3rd Academic Forum on Sports and Health Science of China Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
    Purpose of Visit: Keynote speaker.


    City and Country: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
    Date: 24 to 25 Oct 2018
    Staff: A/P Koh Koon Teck
    Title: 2018 KNSU International Conference & Asia-Pacific Conference on Coaching Science
    Purpose of Visit: Invited to talk about the coach education system in Singapore.


    City and Country: XI'AN, CHINA
    Date: 19 to 21 Oct 2018
    Staff: Dr Nicholas Aplin
    Title: 2018 International Conference on Sports History and Culture, Sport on the Silk Road: East meets West
    Purpose of visit: Presenting an address on sport in Singapore in colonial times.

    City and Country: JEJU ISLAND, SOUTH KOREA 
    Date: 17 to 20 Oct 2018
    Staff:
    A/P Veni Kong
    Title: 7th Asian Society of Sport Biomechanics Conference
    Purpose of visit: Delivered a keynote speech titled "Biomechanical Approach to Chronic Low Back Pain in Runner"


    City and Country: IKSAN CITY, SOUTH KOREA
    Date: 11 to 12 Oct 2018
    Staff: A/P Koh Koon Teck
    Title: 2018 30th International Sport Science Congress
    Purpose of Visit: Invited to talk about positive youth experience and coaching practices in sport.


    City and Country: IKSAN CITY, SOUTH KOREA
    Date: 11 to 12 Oct 2018
    Staff: Dr Chung Ho Jin

    Title: 2018 30th International Sport Science Congress
    Purpose of Visit: Presented on Physical Education Teacher Training in Singapore.

    More details can be found here.


    City and Country: TORONTO, CANADA
    Date: 2 to 6 Oct 2018
    Staff: Asst/P Masato Kawabata
    Title: The Association for Applied Sport Psychology's 2018 Annual Conference
    Purpose of visit: Presenter.


    City and Country: LOUGHBOROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
    Date: 2 to 3 Oct 2018
    Staff: A/P Stephen Burns, A/P Swarup Mukherjee, Asst/P Yang Yifan
    Title: NTU-Loughborough University Symposium
    Purpose of visit: Participated in a joint symposium between NTU and Loughborough University examining the value of exercise for medicine, performance and health, and injury prevention.


    City and Country: SELANGOR, MALAYSIA
    Date: 25 to 26 Sep 2018
    Staff: A/P Koh Koon Teck
    Dr Chian Lit Khoon, Dr Lin Yen-Chun, Mr Tan Shern Meng
    Title: 5th International Conference on Movement, Health & Exercise and 
             4th ASEAN Conference on Physical Education & Sport 
    Purpose of visit: A/P Koh was an invited speaker at the conference.
                               Dr Chian, Dr Lin and Mr Tan presented at the conference.
    More details can be found here.



    City and Country: BANDUNG, INDONESIA
    Date: 25 to 26 Sep 2018
    Staff: Asst/P Masato Kawabata
    Title: The 3rd International Conference on Sports Science, Health, and Physical Education
    Purpose of visit: Delivered a keynote address at the conference.


    City and Country: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
    Date: 10 to 14 Sep 2018
    Staff: A/P Veni Kong 

    Title: 36th International Conference on Biomechanics in Sports 2018
    Purpose of visit: Oral presentation.



    City and Country: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA
    Date: 29 to 30 May 2018
    Staff: Mrs Goh-Leong Lai Keun
    Title: G-ACE International Conference 2018
    Purpose of visit: Invited to share about dance education in Singapore.
    More details can be found here.
  • For the period 1 July 2017 to Current

    S/N Appointment Name of staff Name of Award Year of Award Awarding Organisation Description of Award Type of Award
    1 A/P Chow Jia Yi Nanyang Education Award 2018 NTU The award recognizes the dedication and achievements of faculty members who displayed excellent teaching practices and enriched the learning experiences of NTU undergraduates and NIE Trainee Teachers. These award recipients inspire students through their deep passion to teach well and their genuine concern for their students' learning. Local
    NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award 2017 NIE This award recognises the dedication and achievements of faculty members who display excellent teaching practices and enrich the learning experiences of their students. Local
    NIE Excellence in Service Award 2017 NIE The Excellence in Service Award recognizes the high level of quality service provided by our staff. Through their professionalism, commitment and dedication, they go the extra mile to provide excellent service to NIE staff and students, and external stakeholders. Local
    2 A/P Veni Kong NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award 2017 NIE This award recognises the dedication and achievements of faculty members who display excellent teaching practices and enrich the learning experiences of their students. Local
    3 A/P Teo-Koh Sock Miang Long Service Award 2017 NIE The Long Service Award is presented to our colleagues for their loyalty, commitment and continuous long service to the institute. Local
    4 A/P Stephen Burns Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award – Honoured Faculty in 2017 2017 NTU The award is in recognition for teaching excellence and the impact that teachers have on their
    students.
    Local
    5 Asst Prof Leng Ho Keat Patricia Cranton Outstanding Scholars Program Award 2017 IGI Global The Outstanding Scholars Program honors editors and authors of outstanding merit, encouraging discoverability and connecting researchers with the greater global community. International
    6 Asst Prof Tiago Barbosa NIE Excellence in Research Award 2017 NIE The NIE Excellence in Research Award accords the highest recognition within NIE to staff who have made outstanding contributions in extending the frontiers of research and knowledge. Local
    Portuguese Swimming Coaches Association 2017 Portuguese Swimming Coaches Association Best Oral Communication at Annual Congress International
    7 Senior Lecturer Mohammed Azhar Bin Yusof NIE Excellence in Service Award 2017 NIE The Excellence in Service Award recognizes the high level of quality service provided by our staff. Through their professionalism, commitment and dedication, they go the extra mile to provide excellent service to NIE staff and students, and external stakeholders. Local
    8 Senior Lecturer Leong Lai Keun NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award 2017 NIE This award recognises the dedication and achievements of faculty members who display excellent teaching practices and enrich the learning experiences of their students. Local
    9 Teaching Fellow Roskhaider Bin Mohamed Saat National Day MOE Long Service Award 2017 MOE The long service award is presented to the colleagues in recognition of their services to MOE and Singapore Local

  • The PESS+Issues is a bi-annual newsletter that aims to inform staff and students about the happenings at the Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS) Academic Group.  It is devoted to updates on research, teaching, services as well as celebration of successes in PESS.  

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  • The PESS WHS committee aims to promote good safety practices among our staff and students at all our sport facilities and laboratories.  We work closely with NIE Workplace Safety and Risk Management Committee to promote a high level of safety awareness among our staff and students.

    As workplace health and safety is everyone’s responsibility, all staff and students’ co-operation and commitment play a major role in the successful implementation of health and safety protocols.

    PESS Workplace Health and Safety Committee Organisation Chart

    PESS Sport Facilities Standard Operating Manual
    Risk Assessment for Sport Facilities
    Risk Assessment for Activities

    PESS Laboratory Standard Operating Manual

    Biomechanics Laboratory
    Human Bioenergetics Laboratory    
    Exercise Physiology Laboratory       
    Anatomy Laboratory       
    Computer Laboratory

     General Office Risk Assessment

    Incident Reporting Procedures and Forms
    PESS Emergency Standard Operating Procedures
    Other Useful Information

  • There are no vacancies available at the moment.
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    Nanyang Technological University
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    Singapore 637616
    Tel: (65) 6790 3719
    Fax: (65) 6896 9260
    Email: pess@nie.edu.sg