TEO-KOH Sock Miang

Associate Professor

Physical Education & Sports Science (PESS)

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Research Interests
Adapted Physical Education/Activity, Growth & Motor Development, Olympic Education, Teaching Games for Understanding (Games Concept Approach), Women & Sport, Fundamental Movement Skills for Children Softball

  • Designation
    • Associate Professor (Tenured)
    • Chair, PESS/SSM Scholarship & Awards Committee

    Short Bio

    Dr. Teo-Koh previously served as Vice-Dean of the School of Physical Education (PE), Associate Dean for PE Programs and Head of the PE & Sports Science Department at the National Institute of Education (NIE). She was a Visiting Fellow at the College of PE, Recreation and Health, Indiana University - Bloomington, USA, (Aug 2004 to May 2005)

    Dr. Teo-Koh is a specialist movement consultant for movement programs for preschool and lower primary children, including adapted physical education programs for individuals with disabilities. She has been engaged by the Ministry of Education, Singapore, to provide professional development courses in fundamental movement programs to early childhood educators and special education educators.

    She is currently serving as:

    • Chairman, Singapore National Paralympic Council
    • President, Singapore Disability Sports Council
    • Member, SportCares Advisory Board, Sport Singapore, Ministry of Culture, Community & Youth
    • Member, Advisory Committee, Singapore Outward Bound School, National Youth Council
    • Selection Panel, Totalisator Board (Tote) Overseas Scholarship, Ministry of Finance

  • Supervision of Completed Research Theses & Dissertations

    Koh, Ruth (2009). Accessibility of Community Sports and Recreation Facilities for people with physical disabilities in Singapore. Master in Education (Special Education)

    Sun, Xiaoqian. (2005) Habitual physical activity, body composition and health risk factors of Singaporean children and adolescents. Doctoral Thesis.

    Ferrick, Paula Frances. (2004). The use of information and communication technology in strategic National Sports Associations in Singapore. (Master in Art Thesis)

    Adelbert, Daniel. (2002) Acute inflammatory response to exercise-induced muscle injury. Doctoral Thesis (Co-supervision)

    Tng, Choon Beng. (2002) Movement competency of overweight 9 – 10 year Singapore Primary School Children. BSc Honour’s Academic Exercise project.

    Supervision of Completed Final Year Research / Academic Research Projects

    Low Hwee Khia, Elvia (2020). Attitudes towards inclusion of students with physical disabilities: perspectives from Physical Education teachers.

    Ng Xue Qi Sheryl (2020). Motivation to participate in sport among athletes with physical disabilities in Singapore.

    Jonathan Pang Zhi Xian (2020). A phenomenological approach to understanding barriers of sporting involvement faced by athletes with disabilities

    Tan Hui Min Celeste (2020). Job satisfaction and job stress of Singapore primary school teachers.

    Faith Toh Jia Xuan (2019). Differences in motivation between mainstream sports and disability sports event volunteers

    Low Wei Ying Cheryl (2019). Comparison of current and former sport events volunteers’ motivations in Singapore.

    Ng Su En @ Leong Su En (2019). Comparison of current and former sport events volunteers’ 
    motivations in Singapore

    Chan Yi Wei Michael (2019). The effect of visual gaze location on sprint start biomechanics.

    Chin Ee-Lyn Vanessa (2019). Motivations and perceived barriers to bringing children with disabilities to inclusive playgrounds : A parent’s perspective.

    Chua Jun-Ren Adam (2019). Male and female online gamers’ recall of advertising e-billboards in a FIFA video game.

    Lee Li Lin Jolene (2019). Measuring energy expenditure during the trot in horse riding: An exploratory study.

    Choi Kar Kit Keith (2018).  Investigating the effectiveness of using a nonlinear pedagogical approach to teach volleyball serves in terms of performance and perception.

    Lauren Khoo Ming Li (2018). Motivation and life aspirations of athletes with disabilities.

    Tiara Ammellia Binte Abdul Rahim (2018). Motivational factors and perceived barriers to sports participation for the visually impaired individuals in Singapore.

    Azhari Bin Mohd Ghazali (2017). Hope, social relations and mental health outcomes of parents of children with moderate to severe autism.

    Chua Xing Ting Emily (2017). Job stress and job satisfaction of mainstream and special education teachers in Singapore.

    Sim Jie-Min Glenda (2017). Parental support in disability sports in Singapore.

    Chua Zheng Quan Derek (2016). Perceived barriers to sport participation for Singapore national wheelchair athletes.

    Toh Jun Hong (2016). Identification of movement coordination deficiencies in Singapore primary school children.

    Quek Yan Lin Vanessa. (2016). Attitudes of physical education teachers towards inclusion of students with disabilities in mainstream

    Nur Sahira Binte Kamsani (2013). Sport Motivation of Athletes with Disabilities in Singapore.

    Ong, Shao Fang (2012). Understanding the motivations of disability sport volunteers



    Name of Award


    NTU Staff Development Award


    Harold Hayward Parlee Memorial Fellowship, University of Alberta


    University of Alberta Alumni Gold Medal
    (awarded to top student of 
    Graduating Class)


    University of Alberta Undergraduate Prize

    Board of Governors Prize, University of Alberta

    1982 – 1984

    Lee Foundation (Singapore) Study Grant Award



    Name of Award


    NIE Excellence in Teaching Award – *PESS Nominee


    NIE Excellence in Teaching Commendation Award


    Japanese Chamber of Commerce & Industry Singapore Foundation Education Award



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    Justice of the Peace, Prime Minister's Office 


    Ministry of Finance Service Award


    15 Years Long Service Award, Singapore Armed Forces Reservists Association,
    Ministry of Defence

     2017 30 Years Long Service Award, Nanyang Technological University

     2014 University of Alberta (Canada) Alumni Service Honor Award

    • 1994 - PhD,  Oregon State University, USA
    • 1986 - MSc, University of Alberta, Canada
    • 1983 - BPE (Distinction), University of Alberta, Canada
    • 1980 - Certificate in Education, Institute of Education, Singapore

  • 2019

    Autism Exercise Specialist Certificate, American College of Sports Medicine


    Boccia International, Coaching Certificate, Level 1

    1999 - Present

    Accredited Regional Trainer, Special Olympics International

    1993 - Present

    Singapore Physical Educators Association

    1995 - Present

    Life Member, Educational Research Association, Singapore

    2010 - Present

    Asian Society for Adapted Physical Education and Exercise

    1996 - Present

    Singapore Olympic Academy