McMaster University

Child Health & Exercise
Medicine Program

Scope of Search

Current Studies

Please see the study page for more information about our current projects and to learn about how you can participate in our research.

Early Years:

The iPLAY Study is looking at how best to measure physical activity in toddlers.

The LIFE Study is looking at physical activity and motor skills in 1-3 year-olds with congenital heart defects.




Cardiovascular health in children with a chronic inflammatory condition: role of physical activity, fitness, and inflammation. This study includes children with chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, inflammatory bowel disease, juvenile idiopathic arthritis and type 1 diabetes.

The ConExNet Study:

Looking at the effects of exercise on brain function in children and youth with concussion.

The BOOST Study:

Using exercise to BOOST the immune system of children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

School-Aged Children:

The ExID study is looking at the effects of Exercise Intensity and Duration during different stages of growth and development

The SKIP Study (a follow-up of the HOPP study) is looking at the impact of physical activity in the early years on health in later childhood.

The Healthy Kids Community Challenge Evaluation is looking at how the community and environment impacts children's health and behaviours.

Check back regularly for more opportunities to participate in our research!

For information on studies we have completed and our findings, please go to our Completed Studies.