• Faculty of Medicine
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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 03-79676682
2 Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Shariff Abd Hamid ayip@um.edu.my 03-79676669
3 Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Halim Mokhtar drhalim@um.edu.my 03-79678474
4 Associate Professor Dr. Zulkarnain Jaafar zulkarnainj@um.edu.my 03-79678476
5 Dr. Goh Siew Li gsiewli@um.edu.my 03-79678477
6 Dr. Samihah Abd Karim samihah_karim@um.edu.my 03-79678168
7 Dr. Choong Wai Kwong alston@um.edu.my 03-79678065
8 Dr. Ahmad Hazwan Ahmad Sushami hazwansh@ummc.edu.my 03-79678122
9 Dr. Mohd Khasani Mohd Kamil kashani@ummc.edu.my 03-79678122
Bil Salutation Name Email Phone
1 Mrs. Norhanim Husaini hanimhusaini@um.edu.my 03-79678065
2 Mrs. Nur Hyida Mohad Razib hyida@um.edu.my 03-79678122
3 Mr. Ahmad Kamil Jantan carmel@um.edu.my 03-79678122

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:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Nahar Azmi Mohamed,
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zulkarnain Jaafar
  • Musculoskeletal injuries

Principal investigators:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohd Shariff Abd Hamid
  2. Dr. Samihah Abdul Karim
  3. Dr. Choong Wai Kwong
  • Performance

Principal investigators:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdul Halim Mokhtar
  2. Dr. Goh Siew Li
  • Human performance lab Technicians (Ext 03-79498154):
  1. ​​​​​​​Ushantini Moorthy
  2. Muhammad Ashraff Muhammad Yazid
  3. Mohd Shahfiq Azam Abidin

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 03-79498154), for further inquiries regarding rental services.


  • 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 Update: 06/04/2022