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.
- 1-on-1 for 1.5hrs including 30 mins water proficiency
- $390 for 10-week program
- 5-8 years old
- After school (4.30-6pm) with 2 x 10-week semesters per year
- Students completing undergraduate Sport Science, Exercise & Health studies.
Running for over 30 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, including those with Developmental Coordination Disorder (Motor Dyspraxia), Global Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down?s syndrome and many more.
1-on-1 After School Program - running in line with WA School Terms (4 per year)
Thriving Group Program - running after school with 2 x 10 week programs based on UWA semesters
- 1-on-1 = $545 (Telethon subsidy of $150 may apply for two terms only of $395)
- or Group = $325 (Telethon subsidy of $150 may apply for one semester only of $175)
- 5+ years old (can accommodate younger kids in special circumstances)
Thriving 1-on-1 = 4 programs per year, inline with WA school terms
Thriving Group = 2 x 10-week semesters after school and school holiday programs
- 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.
- Program runs at selected schools before or after school during term time
- Kindergarten to Year 3
- Before or after school
- Final year and postgraduate Sport Science students
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.
- 9+ years
- 1 x 10-week semesters after school.
- Graduate Exercise & Sport Scientists
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.
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.