McMaster University

Child Health & Exercise
Medicine Program

Scope of Search

Research in the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program

We take a lab bench to park bench approach to understand the exercise-health connection. We aim to generate knowledge that can serve as the basis for public health policies and standards of clinical care that promote exercise as medicine. Our research program is built on three principles:

    • Physical activity behaviours begin early in life;
    • Physical activity is essential for optimal health even in disease and disability;
    • Promotion of physical activity for health is more effective and acceptable when the mechanisms involved are understood.

To see what we are up to or if you are interested in participating in a study, please check out our current studies.

For information on studies we have finished, check out our completed studies.