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

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
3-6 years old
When

 School Terms on a Saturday mornings from 9.00am

Contact: Enquiry

MiniGym is a fun movement education program designed to equip parents to actively engage and teach movement skills with their child, from ages 3-6 years. It is a 45 minute circuit style program, incorporating fun warm-ups, game style social interactions, exciting family home fun and a fundamental movement skill theme to be focused on each week with an abundance of exciting activities. One parent/guardian is needed to participate in the fun with your child.  Classes are kept small, with a maximum of 10 families per class, allowing the expertly qualified instructors to be on hand should any assistance be required with skill technique and to most importantly, keep the sessions fun! Please note, you do not require an assessment to join MiniGym, but a trial session is encouraged to ensure the program is the right fit for your child and family.


Unigym

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

Contact: Enquiry

Running for 40 years, Unigym is a 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, such as children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Motor Dyspraxia), Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down’s syndrome and other developmental conditions.

Children in Unigym are coached by 3rd year undergraduate Sport Science, Exercise & Health students.  These students receive training prior to their commencement in the program and are supervised by academic and program staff. 

iFit

iFit
Structure
1-on-1
Cost
$200
Ages
9+ years
When
1 x 10-week semesters after school. 

Contact: Enquiry

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 physical recreational opportunities 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.

Children in iFit are coached by students undertaking their Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology. These students receive training prior to their commencement in the program and are supervised by academic and program staff. 

Thriving

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)
Contact

Enquiry Form

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. http://www.thrivingfit.com.au/

KIDDO

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Structure
Offers a range of programs, professional development and resources to help develop the movement skills and confidence of 3-8 year olds
Age
3-8 Year olds
When
Before/after school, In-school, School holiday programs as well as Childcare centre based programs
Teachers
Final year and graduates from Sport Science, Exercise and Health degrees
Contact
www.kiddo.edu.au

Improving the fundamental movement skills of kids aged 3-8 KIDDO offers physical literacy programs and resources for educators, coaches and parents. For further detail and to access KIDDO’s online physical literacy training and resource centre go to www.kiddo.edu.au