Recruiting adolescents aged 13-18 years old have a history of movement difficulties or withdrawal from movement opportunities.  To get involved, adolescents will be screened using a standardised test of motor development.  The AMPitup program focuses on developing physical fitness and movement skills in a supportive and non-competitive environment.  Participants train with a personal coach who is a student enrolled in the Graduate Diploma of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science, Bachelor of Health & Physical Education or Bachelor of Physiotherapy / Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science. The coaches develop individually designed programs incorporating cardio work, strength and resistance training and motor skill development. The program is overseen by experienced academics and an accredited exercise physiologist.  Want to get involved, click here.

Exploring how difficulty levels affect outcomes in children’s performance while imagining and performing actions

We are currently recruiting boys aged 8 – 12 years with and without poor movement coordination to participate in a PhD project. The study aims to look at how boys with and without poor motor coordination plan and imagine four fun motor tasks.

To participate you have to come to The University of Notre Dame for 2 sessions.

Session 1: Participants will undergo a motor assessment.

Session 2: Participants will perform simple activities that involve thinking and moving small objects.

For more information please refer to the Participation Information Sheet available online via the link below. You can also email the PhD student, Ms Ranila Bhoyroo ( for more details about the study.

Adult Bone Health Project

Recruiting adults aged 25-40 years to participate in an Adult Bone Health research project which is being conducted by the WA Bone Research Collaboration (WABRC) to get a snap shot of bone health in healthy adults with and without poor movement coordination in WA .

There are two stages in this study.  You can participate in Stage 1 only, or you can participate in both Stages.

Stage 1:  anonymous online survey. You can then choose to participate in Stage 2 if you want.
Stage 2:  Two bone scans at the Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup.This is free.

For more information please refer to the Participation Information Sheet available online via the study survey link.
Click  the link to read more and if you are still interested begin the online survey for Stage 1 of the study.