ACESS Executive Board President
Assoc. Prof. Dr. G. BALASEKARAN, FACSM
President, Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS)
Executive Board Member, ACESS
American College of Sports Medicine Health Fitness Director
Former Head of Department
Former Programme, Director Sport Science & Management
Physical Education & Sports Science
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
Dr. G. Balasekaran is an Associate Professor at the Physical Education & Sports Science academic group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research projects include physiological responses in exercise and adaptations to health and sports performance, also investigating the influence of genetic factors on exercise related outcomes. He is currently actively involved in investigating physiological predictors of human performance. In addition, he is very well versed in the knowledge of sports science and its application in track & field.
Dr. Bala obtained his PhD from the University of Pittsburgh, USA and did his Post-Doctoral fellowship in molecular genetics in the same University. He has published many research papers, abstracts, proceedings papers and book chapters in mostly first rated journals and books in the area of Sports Science. His involvement in the international and local scene is extensive as epitomized by his involvement with a number of Sports Science, Physical Education and Sport management associations.
Dr. Bala had represented Singapore in numerous long distance running events and had excelled and won numerous medals in various international and local meets. He had also raced in the various States and Regional College meets in the USA, most notably qualified, and raced in the prestigious National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cross-country championships in USA at Humboldt University. Dr Bala provides voluntary services to Singapore Athletes as their national coach and coaching long distance athletes – coached athletes to national records. In addition, he is also the President of Cougars Athletic Association (an affiliate with Singapore Athletics), a non-profit club that nurtures young athletes for the future.
Dr. Bala serves as a member of the Singapore Brain Breaks project in collaboration with Fuhua Primary School to make it a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSGD) laboratory in Singapore.