“The Physical Activity & Health Laboratory focuses on identifying behavioral and psychosocial mechanisms of promoting and maintaining physically active and healthy eating habits in school-aged children. Our lab aims at developing innovative and comprehensive school-based physical activity interventions for promoting daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, improving physical fitness, motor skill competency, and intrinsic motivation for physical activity, developing healthy eating, and maintaining healthy weight in school-aged children. We also examine the modifying effects of gender, skill level, weight status, and learning ability on intervention effectiveness across physical activity and healthy eating related-outcome variables.”
— Dr. Weiyun Chen, Director and Associate Professor of Health & Fitness
Above: Dr. Chen (head of table, in aqua) and members of the Physical Activity & Health Laboratory
Below: Dr. Chen assists a student in her lab.