A model of interdisciplinary collaboration
The CATs on the Move projects unite the departments of Psychological Science, Exercise Science, and Education to provide school-based physical activity programs aimed toward increasing the amount of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity that children experience in their daily lives.
Physical activity is an important health behavior that is linked with positive adjustment for children in the social, behavioral, and academic domains. Although there is widespread recognition of the benefits associated with physical activity, awareness of these benefits has not in itself been sufficient in ensuring children participate in recommended amounts of physical activity. Our CATs on the Move programs offer fun, engaging, and sustainable approaches to incorporating physical activity into the lives of children. To view a video about the Kiddie CATs on the Move program, click here. Also, learn more about how to get involved in our programs yourself!