Movement Science associate professor Leah Robinson was recently awarded a $2.5M NIH grant for her project, "A PATH (Promoting Activity and Trajectories of Health) for Children."
Her brief for the project states:
Physical inactivity in children is a major public health risk factor and national health objective. Data support that motor skills during the early childhood years contribute to physical activity behaviors. There is a need for pediatric physical activity interventions to address the developmental processes (i.e., motor development and psychological constructs) in young children. This study will investigate the immediate and long-term effects of an evidence-based motor skills intervention - the Children’s Health Activity Motor Program (CHAMP) on motor competence, perceived motor competence, and physical activity in preschool-age children. The overall objective of this project is to support the development of early childhood motor competence to promote positive developmental trajectories of health in children.
Congratulations Leah and co-investigators!