This program is currently open and accepting bookings. Please fill out our bookings form in the sidebar, or contact us via phone, email or mail to make any further enquiries. For instructions on how to book, please download our online booking guide (PDF, 675.6 KB).

Motor Active is a motor skill acquisition program designed to assist children aged 4-15 years to acquire age-appropriate fundamental motor skills.

Key information

  2 x 6-week blocks - 1 session/week

  $110 per child, per block (discounts available)

  Children (4-15)

  Motor skills

Program Details

Children who have age-appropriate fundamental motor skills such as running, throwing, jumping, and striking are more inclined to play with other children and are more likely to get the activity required for optimal growth and development. The program focuses on developing and enhancing confidence, motivation, fundamental motor skills, and sports' skills through the use of a range of physical activities specifically designed to suit individual needs.

This program is best suited for children who have difficultly moving and playing in a controlled and coordinated manner including:

  • Children with motor control and development difficulties

  • Children with physical and learning disabilities

  • Children with developmental and coordination disorders

  • Children with confidence and motivational problems

The program offers one-on-one weekly remedial movement sessions with an assigned instructor with expert knowledge of Exercise Physiology, and Health and Physical Education. Each session includes specialized activities individually tailored for each child and group interaction activities (warm-up, movement to music, cool-down and relaxation). The individual activities incorporate fundamental motor skills important for child development including balance, strength, flexibility, locomotion and agility, kicking, catching, batting, passing, coordination, and spatial awareness.

The program offers a fun, unique, non-threatening and inclusive environment for the children. The overall objective of the program is to provide such an environment that focuses on motor development and the on-going improvement of physical, social and cognitive well-being necessary for child development.

Program focus

The program focuses on developing and enhancing each child's:

  • Self confidence in a physical activity and social environment
  • Motivation to participate in physical activities
  • Social interaction
  • Fundamental gross motor skills
  • Awareness of body, space and effort in movement
  • Memory, language, problem solving and physical education skills


Motor Active programs run through the school terms, and we aim to provide at least 6 face-to-face sessions.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3.45-4.45pm

The program commences on 15 July 2024 for 2 blocks of 6 weeks, with a break coinciding with school holidays.


  • $110 per child, per block
  • $190 per child for both blocks
  • Discounts available for families with more than one child enrolling

The University of Queensland
Connell Gymnasium (Room 233), Connell Building Level 2 (Building 26)
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences, University of Queensland
Corner of Blair Drive and Union Road
St Lucia 4067


You can download the Motor Active Location Map (546KB, PDF) 


Free parking is available to Motor Active clients upon request in the reserved parking area outside the Connell building off Blair Drive. 


To book an appointment, please use our booking platform Nookal below:

Motor Active Booking Form

For instructions on how to book, please download our online booking guide (PDF, 675.6 KB).

Contact us

Chanel Lehmkuhl
Motor Active Program Coordinator

0449 105 345


Motor Active Program
School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences
Building 26
University of Queensland
St Lucia QLD 4072 

Fax: (07) 3365 6877