UH Transdisciplinary Motor Clinic
Overview of the Program
The Transdisciplinary Motor Learning Clinic for Young Children was established in 2002 with support from the University of Hawai‘i’s Educational Improvement Fund, College of Education (COE) and Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science (KRS). The Clinic’s objectives are:
- To provide an on-campus teaching site for students from various disciplines to teach children in a structured movement environment, and
- To enhance fine and gross motor skills and patterns for young children.
The program seeks to improve teaching and learning capacity for all (both graduate and undergraduates) UHM students. For children who participate, the program goal is to provide developmentally appropriate small-group physical activities in which each child will:
- Become aware of abilities to function successfully with others,
- Build competencies in fundamental movement abilities, and
- Nurture social involvement in cooperative and competitive behaviors.
Disciplines within the University
Any University of Hawai‘i at Manoä academic program may advise majors to participate in this program. The transdisciplinary nature of this Motor Learning Clinic makes it unique. While the focus of this clinic includes those physical activities commonly associated with the preparation of teachers of physical education, those majoring in related disciplines of study are encouraged to utilize and develop their unique teaching skill and strategies by participating in this program.
Registration for this clinic occurs at the third week of every semester via online. The actual clinic becomes operational starting approximately the 4th week of the semester, and ending 2 weeks before final exams for a total of 10 weeks. The Motor Learning Clinic operates on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00pm-4:20pm with the exception of University recognized holidays. To pursue registration, file an application with the Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, College of Education. Children will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The following criteria apply:
- Child(ren) should be between the ages of 3-10
- Grant permission for videotaping, photographs, and audiotaping strictly for educational use
The Transdisciplinary Motor Learning Clinic for Young Children comes under the direction of the
Physical Education Teacher Education Program
The Transdisciplinary Motor Learning Clinic for Young Children is housed at Klum Gymnasium in the lower campus. This facility offers gross and fine motor equipment, and sports and recreation opportunities with the potential to increase physical activity levels in children through a structured environment. Other facilities include Ching Field and the Fitness center adjacent to Klum gym.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
a. Where are we allowed to park?
-You are permitted to park at the parking structure across the Klum gym where there is ample parking. There is also a $5.00 parking fee.
b. What days and time does the Motor Clinic take place?
-The Motor Clinic will be held every Mondays and Wednesdays for 10 weeks, except on holidays recognized by UH, from 3:00pm to 4:20pm at the Klum Gym.
c. Where can I find the out what are the holidays for UH?
-The holidays recognized by the university is found in the UH Calender, also found in this link:
d. My child has never participated in sports. Will this program be too much for my child?
-The teachers in the Motor Clinic will have a lesson plan of activities that will be age-appropriate so that the child will be successful, yet challenged to become better at the skills that are introduced in the program.
e. Are there any fees for my child to attend the Motor Clinic?
-There is a $30 per child, $25 per child with two or more registration fee that will be used to help replace equipment.
f. How do I register my child for this program?
-There are 2 ways to register. The first method is to use the registration form on the right side of the page. Print, sign, and send the registration form to our office. Once it is received by our office, you will receive an email confirming that your child is registered for the upcoming semester.
The second method is to register your child online when a registration link is sent to your email address. The registration link will be sent to you 2 weeks before the start of the Motor Clinic for that semester. To receive the registration link, send an email requesting for the registration link for the Motor Clinic at this address: email@example.com
You will receive an email confirming your request.
For more information, email or call:
Department of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science
University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa
1337 Lower Campus Road (PE/A 231)
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 956-7606 (Dept.)
(808) 956-7976 (FAX)
The University of Hawai‘i at Mänoa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution.