Optimizing Movement in Children Study (OMiCS)

OMiCS represents a broad research initiative exploring the relationship between physical literacy (PL) in children and markers of biological health. The research seeks to expand on the literature surrounding the components of PL: physical competence, confidence, and motivation for being active, and determine whether any of these components can shift objective biomarkers of health (the “omics”). Employing emerging technologies from the field of personalized medicine, OMiCS will collect and analyze biological samples from a diverse group of children, which will allow researchers to determine what, if any, effect the components of physical literacy have on a child’s "omics".

Intern: 
Sarah Koch
Renee Reimer
Anne Lasinsky
Faculty Supervisor: 
Eli Puterman
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British Columbia
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