Dr. Oleksandr Krasilshchikov

is a Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia. His areas of expertise cover Training and Exercise Methodology, Talent Recognition and Development, Performance Analysis and Coaching Science. Teaching experience includes the National University of Ukraine on Physical Education & Sports as a lecturer, senior lecturer, and associate professor from 1982 to 1993. His applied science experience includes 1988 to 1990 (in charge of talent identification schemes) and then 1993 to 2002 work with Sports Authority of India as Training Methods Expert in and as SAI coordinator of scientific support to the National Teams in more than 10 different sports in preparations to 1994, 1998 and 2002 Asian and Commonwealth Games and 1996 and 2000 Olympics.  Since 2002 he is with Universiti Sains Malaysia and currently is Honorary Professor with School of Health Sciences. He is American Council on Exercise certified Personal Trainer, Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant and Health Coach. He has been a recipient of Teaching Excellence Award in USM in 2006, best paper awards at the International Conferences in 2008 and 2013.  He has authored 90+ journal articles, five book chapters and three books on Exercise and Sports Training Methodology. His membership in professional bodies in­cludes European College of Sports Sciences, Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science, and National Association for Physical Education & Sports Science of India. He is a PhD thesis external examiner for 12 Universities from 4 countries.  He acts as a reviewer, guest editor and an associate editor for many National and International Scientific Journals.