Press Release 028/2017

Congress: “Wie bringen wir Kinder in Schwung?”

Long-term Study of KIT Sports Scientists on Physical Fitness of Children and Adolescents – Seventh Congress of This Type on Campus South
Exercise is a central element of health promotion of children and adolescents.     (Photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)
Exercise is a central element of health promotion of children and adolescents. (Photo: Manuel Balzer, KIT)

The gap between physically fit and physically inactive children is increasing. This is one result of the long-term study “Motorik-Modul” (motor skills module) by sports scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). The congress “Wie bringen wir Kinder in Schwung?” (How can we keep children going?) that will take place from March 23 to 25, 2017 on Campus South of KIT is aimed at supporting the development of children and adolescents by exercise. The congress will start on March 23 at 12.30 hrs in the Audimax (Straße am Forum 1, building 30.95) and will be in German.






More information on the program: (in German only).



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