The Center
for ActiveWV

We all know that physical activity is important for good health and that being active can improve our overall well-being and quality of life. The Center for ActiveWV aims to successfully impact the physical activity levels of our WV adults and children through collaboration, research, policy, and practice.

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Health Advocacy and Networking

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Research in Policy, Environments, and Systems

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Program Evaluation and Surveillance

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Continuing Professional Development

Be Wild. Wonderful. Active.

WV Physical
Activity Plan

The West Virginia Physical Activity Plan (WVPAP) is a plan developed with the overarching goal of providing strategic direction to increase/maintain healthy physical activity levels of the citizens of WV.

Be Wild.
Be Wonderful.
Be Healthy.

Be Wild. Be Wonderful. Be Healthy. is a 5-year project promoting increased access to physical activity and improved access to healthy foods in Clay and McDowell counties. This project prioritizes local solutions to health-related challenges in WV communities.

Be ActiveWV Grant Program

West Virginia University  College of Applied Human Sciences, through a partnership with West Virginia Health Promotion and Chronic Disease, is funding projects statewide to increase physical activity.


The WV CARDIAC Project provides sustainable comprehensive risk factor identification, education, awareness and advocacy to engage and empower West Virginia children, families and communities to embrace a culture of wellness.


Active Academics is a free web-based resource that provides practical ideas for PreK-8 classroom teachers to integrate physical activity throughout the school day.