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.


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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Research report on the COVID-19 survey

The research report on the situation of physical activity of children and adolescents during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany has been published in the KIT Scientific Working Papers series.

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Factsheets COVID-19 survey online

Results on the physical activity of children in Germany before and during the first lockdown, as well as on media use and physical activity during the first lockdown.

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New Publications

Our publications on population-based trends in physical fitness and physical activity of children and adolescents in Germany.

Kritische Kilos
Critical Pounds

More than 15 percent of children and young people in Germany are overweight. Exercises and diet plans can help. You can hear Prof. Woll on Deutschlandfunk!