“The Child Movement, Activity, & Developmental Health Laboratory studies three areas of childhood development: motor skill acquisition, physical activity, and physical health and development in children between the ages of 3-8 years. We investigate the developmental process of motor skill acquisition along with the underlying factors that shaped or that are influenced by a child’s ability to move. We also seek to promote positive physical development through the implementation of evidence-based interventions. The goal of our research is to motivate children to move and ensure that they enter school healthy, active, and ready to learn.”
— Dr. Leah Robinson, Director and Associate Professor of Movement Science
The CMAH Lab is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow for its federally-funded NIH project A PATH (Promoting Activity and Trajectories of Health) for Children that focuses on motor skill competence, physical activity, and self-perceptions in preschool populations. Must have a PhD in a health-related field (e.g., Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Public Health, Behavioral Sciences, etc.). Candidate must have expertise in physical activity assessment and/or motor behavior and previous research experience including publications. Interested applicants can learn more about the lab and how to apply at cmahlab.com. (Link to posting).