MoMo 2.0 Study

Physical fitness and physical activity as determinants of health development in children and adolescents in Germany

The Motorik-Modul Study (MoMo) originated as a sub-module of the nationwide German health Interview and Exmanination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) of the Robert Koch Institut (RKI) and has been conducted since 2003. As a result of a resolution of the German Bundestag, we are therefore now conducting the study under the name MoMo 2.0 in even more locations in Germany since October 2022. Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Health, the aim of MoMo 2.0 is to study the course and development of physical fitness and activity behavior of the population living in Germany over a longer period of time. These results help to improve the health situation in Germany.

Video of Results

In this video, Samira and Finn talk about their participation in the study and present the latest results.


Save the date: Kongress Let's move Kids + Kinder bewegen 2025

From March 19 to 21, 2025, the conference “Let’s move Kids + Kinder bewegen” will take place at the Institute of Sport and Sports Science in Karlsruhe. The first two days will feature an English-language scientific congress with keynote speakers from international experts, oral sessions, and poster presentations. On the third day, the latest research results from the MoMo study will be presented, along with impulse lectures and a panel discussion on data usage in various settings. Stay tuned for further details!

MoMo and MO|RE data at DCD15-IMDRC6

From June 5 to 8, the 15th Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) Congress and the 6th meeting of the International Motor Development Research Consortium (IMDRC) took place in a combined event (DCD15-IMDRC6). The event provided a platform for the presentation of the MoMo and MO|RE data projects by Claudia Niessner and Anke Hanssen-Doose. The poster presentations attracted numerous interested listeners and there was a valuable discussion among the participants. In addition, the event provided an excellent opportunity to make new contacts and strengthen existing relationships.


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WHO adolescent physical activity measurement and surveillance meeting

From May 8 to 10, 2024, the WHO meeting took place. Experts from all over the from all over the world were invited, including MoMo project manager Dr. Alexander Burchartz, who presented important findings from the MoMo study and his doctoral thesis. The meeting provided a platform for in-depth discussions and exchange between the experts. exchange between the experts. The presentations and discussions, in particular the results and experiences from the MoMo study and the COMO study, contributed significantly to the quality and depth depth of the discussions. The insights gained during the meeting and the exchange with the experts with the experts provided valuable impetus for the project's current ongoing studies of the project. In addition, the meeting meeting resulted in exciting ideas and contacts for possible collaborations in the near future. The project team will continue to explore and utilize these explored and utilized. The meeting was therefore an important step for the the further development of the project.


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Fitnessbarometer 2024

“How fit are children and young people in Baden-Württemberg?”

The Kinderturnstiftung Baden-Württemberg answers this question once a year in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Klaus Bös and the KIT research team led by Dr. Claudia Niessner.

The classification of the results is based on the MoMo data from the baseline survey.

This year, the main question of interest was how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting fitness: Are we continuing to see signs of a corona dip?

The “weight jump” from kindergarten to elementary school was also examined this year.


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Testung KAPädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe
Half-time fieldwork (wave 4)

29 April marks a special milestone in the current field phase: the mountain festival. Route 40, one of a total of 79 routes, was tested at the University of Education in Karlsruhe. This event also attracted the attention of the press. Representatives of the press were present to interview Annette Worth, Claudia Niessner, Alexander Burchartz and Sarah Heinisch. The presence of the media underlines the importance of the field phase and provides a platform to present the progress and results to a wider audience.

Today marks an important step towards the final goal of the field phase, and the positive response from the press helps to strengthen public awareness and support for the project.

Results brochure - Wave 3

In this brochure you will find the most important study results on motor performance, physical activity and health in young people (german).

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Happy Easter

The entire MoMo-Team wishes you a happy Easter and happy holidays! Enjoy the spring-like days and recharge your batteries with walks, bike rides or other outdoor activities. These holidays offer the perfect opportunity to get moving and explore nature.

MoMo Results Presentation at GPS Annual Conference

On March 8th, Prof. Dr. Alexander Woll and Dr. Claudia Niessner presented the latest findings from the MoMo study and the Fitness Barometer at the annual conference of the Society for Pediatric Sports Medicine in Ludwigsburg. Titled "How Do Children and Adolescents Move in Germany?", their presentation provided valuable insights into the movement behavior and fitness of the younger generation, sparking discussions on potential measures to improve physical activity promotion..

New Publication: The Physical Activity and Media Usage of Children and Adolescents in Germany During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presented are the analyzed data on the physical activity and media usage of children and adolescents living in Germany before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, embedded in a "post-COVID" survey conducted for the first time in February 2023.

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Talk "Data for Actions: The Future of Sports and Health Research in Childhood"

During the "KIT im Rathaus" event series, the KIT Center for Health Technologies was showcased. Dr. Claudia Niessner elucidated in her presentation titled "Data for Actions: The Future of Sports and Health Research in Childhood" the significant contribution made by the MoMo study in this field.

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Presentation of MoMo results at the dsj expert hearing

As part of the dsj event "MOVE FOR HEALTH", Prof. Dr. Alexander Woll presented findings from the MoMo and COMO study on physical activity among children and young people in Germany after the pandemic. The event created a great exchange between science, practice and politics.

New MoMo test instructors are ready to go

The MoMo 2.0 study conducted by the Institute of Physical Education and Sports, in collaboration with KIT and partner institutions University of Konstanz and Humboldt University Berlin, will launch a new data collection phase in September 2023. In July, the first MoMo test instructor training took place, with the participation of 15 students. Since a test ride involves not only testing the participants but also a significant amount of organization, the participants received a wealth of information about a MoMo test ride. Well-prepared, the first test insturctors can now assess children and adolescents aged 4-17 in locations such as Munich and Kiel, Budesheim, and Schmittshausen. The MoMo 2.0 study has been supported by the German Federal Ministry of Health since 2022.

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2021 Best Paper Award

Kathrin Wunsch, Carina Nigg, Claudia Niessner, Steffen C. E. Schmidt, Doris Oriwol, Anke Hanssen-Doose, Alexander Burchartz, Ana Eichsteller, Simon Kolb, Annette Worth and Alexander Woll have been awarded the 2021 Best Paper Award in recognition of their outstanding publication "The Impact of COVID-19 on the Interrelation of Physical Activity, Screen Time and Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Adolescents in Germany: Results of the Motorik-Modul Study" Children 2021, 8(2), 98; doi: 10.3390/children8020098

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MoMo 2.0 Study

Based on a resolution of the German Bundestag, the MoMo study has been funded by the BMG since October 2022.

Factsheets of wave 3 online

Results on physical activity in school, sports clubs, leisure time and everyday life of children and adolescents in Germany.

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Information papers BMG

The German Federal Ministry of Health has published information papers on promoting physical activity among children and adolescents in the COVID-19 pandemic in the living environments of schools, daycare centers, and sports clubs.

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