Mr NGUYEN, Ngoc Anh
Jake is a sport scientist, researcher, strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer, and lecturer. He joined The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in 2019 is currently appointed as Dance Science Lab Technician with the School of Dance. He manages Dance Science Laboratory and teaches sports science courses. He also provides strength and conditioning services to dance students.
Jake is an enthusiast in strength training and athletic performance enhancement and has years of experience in strength and conditioning for both individual and team sports, including but not limited to boxing, volleyball, cricket, and hockey. He is also a practitioner in calisthenics (or so-called “street workout”) for several years, and now it’s been developed to one of his research areas.
Jake has a bachelor’s degree in physical education from the Education University of Hong Kong. In 2012, he had experience in research collaboration with Institute of Human Performance (The University of Hong Kong), where he proved his ability in publishing scientific journal with his final year project. He also received a “Distinction” grade during field teaching practice. Right after his graduation, he joined Hong Kong Sports Institute where allowed him to nurture his testing skills and accumulate training experience with local and national elite athletes in various sports. At the same time, he completed his master’s degree in exercise science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Later in 2014, he joined the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong as a technician and was promoted to the position of teaching fellow in 2017. Jake managed human performance laboratory and carried out plentiful teaching, testing, and research activities throughout these years. Jake can teach a wide range of sports science topics, including exercise physiology, fitness coaching, and management, strength and conditioning, research methods and statistics, motor learning and control for human performance. Jake also supervised student research projects in strength and conditioning, time motion, and tactical analysis in team sports.