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Sports Medicine Department

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Sports medicine specialises in medical problems related to exercise and sports, including maintenance and improvement of performance for sports and exercise, as well as improvement of physical fitness, of people of all ages irrespective of activity levels. The Sports Medicine program was established to produce competent physicians who are committed towards the ethical promotion of sports medicine and towards the practice of evidence-based knowledge. The field of Sports Medicine is underpinned by knowledge in musculoskeletal medicine (e.g. injury prevention and management), applied sciences (e.g. psychology, nutrition, biomechanics), and exercise prescription for management of non-communicable diseases underpins.


  • Centre of Excellence for Sports Medicine in Malaysia.


  • To develop the Department of Sports Medicine, University of Malaya as a world renowned entity that offers comprehensive health services, education, and research.


The Master of Sports Medicine program was first introduced for the academic session 1996/1997. It started entirely as on-the-job training clinical program with a research component under the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine. With the Sports Medicine Unit having officially established on 1st January 2003, the Master of Sports Medicine program then became a full-fledged clinical program under the Dean’s office of Faculty of Medicine. The role of the department is to oversee the administrative aspects of teaching, learning, research and clinical service in sports medicine.


Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed

Head of Department

Bil Salutation Name Email Phone
1 Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed naharazmi@um.edu.my 03-7967 6682
2 Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Shariff Abd Hamid ayip@um.edu.my 03-7967 6669
3 Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Mokhtar drhalim@um.edu.my 03-7967 8474
4 Associate Professor Dr. Zulkarnain Jaafar zulkarnainj@um.edu.my 03-7967 8476
5 Dr. Goh Siew Li gsiewli@um.edu.my 03-7967 8477
6 Dr. Samihah Abd Karim samihah_karim@um.edu.my 03-7967 8168
7 Dr. Choong Wai Kwong alston@um.edu.my 03-7967 8065
8 Dr. Ahmad Hazwan Ahmad Sushami hazwansh@ummc.edu.my 03-7967 8122
9 Dr. Mohd Khasani Mohd Kamil kashani@ummc.edu.my 03-7967 8122
Bil Salutation Name Email Phone
1 Mrs. Norhanim Husaini hanimhusaini@um.edu.my 03- 7967 8065
2 Mrs. Nur Hyida Mohad Razib hyida@um.edu.my 03- 7967 8122
3 Mr. Ahmad Kamil Jantan carmel@um.edu.my 03- 7967 8122
Academic Programme
The Postgraduate programmes offered by the Unit:
  • Master of Sports Medicine (Clinical)
  • Master of Medical Science (Research)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Research)
  1. Human performance lab
  • Exercise Medicine
    Principal investigators: Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed,
                                             Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Zulkarnain Jaafar
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
    Principal investigators: Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Mohd Shariff Abd Hamid
                                             Dr. Samihah Abdul Karim
    Dr. Choong Wai Kwong
  • Performance:
    Principal investigators: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Mokhtar
    Dr. Goh Siew Li
           Human performance lab Technicians (Ext 03-7949 8154):

                    Ushantini Moorthy
Muhammad Ashraff Muhammad Yazid
Mohd Shahfiq Azam Abidin

Facilities & Services

The facilities available at the Sports Medicine Unit include:

  1. Mini auditorium, 10th floor Menara Selatan, UMMC

The equipment available at the Sports Medicine Unit include:

  1. Body Impedance Analysis machine
  2. Isokinetic machine
  3. Cardiopulmonary testing machine + Treadmill
  4. Biodex stability testing machine
  5. Ultrasound machine
  6. Electrocardiography machine
  7. Gym equipments

Kindly contact Human Performance lab technicians, Mrs. Ushantini Moorthy or Mr. Muhammad Ashraff Muhammad Yazid (Ext 03-7949 8154), for further inquiries regarding rental services.

Future Plan


  • Increase the students’ intake for upcoming sessions.
  • Recruitment of international students for postgraduate clinical and research program.
  • Introduce Sports Medicine fellowship programs such as Exercise Medicine, Clinical Cardiopulmonary Testing, Biologics, Musculoskeletal Medicine.
  • Conduct training of the Sports Medicine modules or courses for part -time students or employees in the sports industry.
  • Increase visibility of the Sports Medicine Research Group (SEMREG).
  • Carry out collaboration with the ministry of health, National Sports Institute, National Heart Institute, and other agencies (PDRM, TNB, INTAN) for mutual benefits.
  • Form sub-specialties for the field of Sports Medicine.
  • Working on combined clinic with other departments in UMMC such as MDT adult obesity clinic, Paediatric obesity--Sports Medicine--Dietitian, Gynaecology--Sports Medicine--Dietitian and Sports Medicine—Colorectal--Geriatrics.
Last Updated: 24/06/2021