Press Release 015/2015

Congress: Holistic Promotion of Health of Children and Adolescents

On March 13 and 14, 2015, the Congress Will Take Place for the 6th Time at KIT and Provide Suggestions for All, Who Work with Children on the Professional or Private Level
Exercise is a central element of health promotion of children. (Photo: Christian Schwier/Fotolia)

For children having deficiencies in motor skills, it is very difficult to catch up. Differences in fitness substantiate with time. This is the result of a large-scale long-term study of the Institute of Sports and Sports Science (IfSS) of KIT. According to the study, it is important to focus on exercise in early infancy already. The congress will deal with the question: “Wie bringen wir Kinder und Jugendliche in Bewegung?” (How do we put children and adolescents in motion?). The congress (in the German language) will take place on March 13 and 14, 2015 on KIT Campus South.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

sis, 18.02.2015

Margarete Lehné
Chief Press Officer (acting)
Phone: +49 721 608-41105
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Contact for this press release:

Sarah Baadte
Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Tel.: +49 721 608 – 48323
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