Teenage volunteers wanted for Notre Dame fitness study

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 29-9-2011

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



Cardio-respiratory endurance; muscle strength and endurance; flexibility; and body composition in teenagers are at the centre of a new research project being launched at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s (UNDA) Fremantle Campus.

Researchers from UNDA’s Institute of Health, Rehabilitation and Research (IHRR) are working on a pilot study which will investigate physical fitness levels in Western Australian youth.

Males and females aged between 15 and 19 years are being invited to participate in the study which will commence in October.

IHRR Director Professor Beth Hands explains that aspects of physical fitness levels are major markers of health and predictive of adverse health outcomes such as Coronary Heart Disease and Type 2 diabetes in adulthood.

“We are seeking participants for this important project. We will be asking them to undertake a range of fitness tests in a fun and motivating environment,” said Professor Hands.

For more information or to participate in the student, please contact Professor Beth Hands on 94330206, Ben Piggott 94330961 or Tanya Blee 9433 0120.

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Ebbs, Tel (08) 9433 0569, Mob 040 8959 138