Faculty of Science

Our Programs

Drawing on clinical experience and evidence-based practice the UWA paediatric living lab provides tailored not-for-profit exercise programs to the wider community to encourage and assist WA kids and teens with physical activity and participation.

Structure and Activities

UWA programs are run in line with WA school terms or as 10-week programs across the university semesters. Due to their unique structure the programs are able to cater for a wide variety of kids and teens.

Prior to participation and in order to determine the most appropriate program participants must undergo an initial assessment.

Minigym

Structure
45 minute small group movement education sessions, to assist children with development of early movement skills. Equipping parents to engage in activity with their child.
Cost
$150 for 10-week program
Ages
3-5 years old
When

 Saturday mornings from 9.00am

Upcoming dates

Teachers
Exercise Physiologists (AEP) with parent participation
Minigym

MiniGym is the newest addition to the Paediatric Exercise Program. The program is suitable for any child, including those experiencing difficulty acquiring movement skills.  We are a parent participation program and our instructors will work with you to help develop your knowledge and skills in engaging in gross movement based activities with your child.


Unigym

Structure
1-on-1 for 1.5hrs including 30 mins water proficiency
Cost
$300 for 10-week program
Ages
5-9 years old
When
After school (4.30-6pm) with 2 x 10-week semesters per year
Teachers
Students completing undergraduate Sport Science, Exercise & Health studies.
Unigym

Running for over 30 years, Unigym is a student led, movement program for children who have difficulty learning and performing fundamental movement skills at an age appropriate level. The program is designed for children who have motor learning difficulties, including those with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Motor Dyspraxia), Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s syndrome and many more.

Thriving

Structure

1-on-1 and Group After School Program - running in line with WA School Terms (4 per year)

Cost

1-on-1 = $545 (Telethon subsidy of $150 may apply for two terms only of $395)
or Group = $275 (Telethon subsidy of $75 may apply for two terms only of $200)
Ages
5+ years old (can accommodate younger kids in special circumstances)
When

Upcoming dates

Teachers
Graduate Exercise & Sport Scientists and/or Exercise Physiologists (AEP)

An individualised exercise rehabilitation and activity program for kids and teens affected by any conditions or pathologies that limit their ability to participate in school or community based activity. Thriving can cater for kids with musculoskeletal conditions, cancer, metabolic disease and other complex juvenile conditions (incl. intellectual/behavioural difficulties, depression/anxiety and Autism). Sessions incorporate group, paired and individual activities including general movement skills, physical activity skills and educational components.

Thriving

iFit

Structure
1-on-1
Cost
$150
Ages
9+ years
When
1 x 8-week semesters after school.
Teachers
Graduate Exercise & Sport Scientists
iFit

A goal-based physical activity program, iFit is designed for 9 to 15 year olds to assist and facilitate their capacity to engage in sport or recreational pursuits in the community. Children work one-on-one with their trainer on fitness, strength, skills and strategies specific to their chosen sport before integration community based activity.

Uni-Active

Structure
Program runs at selected schools before or after school during term time
Age
Kindergarten to Year 3
When
Before or after school
Teachers
Final year and postgraduate Sport Science students
Contact
uniactive-sseh@uwa.edu.au

Uni-Active is a FUN school-based program that aims to improve children’s movement skills to ensure that every child has the opportunity to enjoy and participate in sport and exercise. Two different skills will be focused on throughout the term using fun activities, games and drills.  Children will have an initial assessment of their Fundamental Movement Skills which will be made available to parents and will then be placed in a group with children of a similar skill level. This will enable the activities and instruction to be appropriately targeted for their skill level and will help build self-esteem and motivation levels. The focus of the program is to help children enjoy movement in an environment that encourages participation, fun and learning of movement skills.

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Subsidies

Telethon

Thriving is proudly supported by Telethon and as a result, kids and teens participating in this program are eligible to receive a $150 subsidy off the cost of their program.

KidSport

KidSport is a joint initiative between the Department of Sport and Recreation and local governments that aims to ‘enable Western Australian children to participate in community sports and recreation, no matter their financial circumstances’.

Eligible children can apply for financial assistance up to $150 per child per calendar year to contribute towards club fees. The UWA Paediatric Exercise Program (encompassing Unigym, Thriving and iFit) is registered as a KidSport club so families may be eligible to obtain funding towards their fees. For further KidSport information visit the Department of Sport and Recreation KidSport webpage.

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