University Designated Centers and Institutes

Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management

Director:  Joseph Donnelly, Ph.D.

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The Center for Physical Activity & Weight Management is a broad-based initiative that provides research, education, and clinical programs to Kansans and those in the Greater Kansas City area. Promotion of physical activity and nutrition for both children and adults is the primary mission. To this end, a broad array of research, education and clinical programs are conducted at the individual and community levels to provide weight loss and improve weight maintenance. In turn, this impacts associated diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and others and also impacts cognitive function, psychological and emotional wellbeing.

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