Our goal is to educate students and faculty on campus about physical activity and the health benefits that are associated with it. We want to encourage students to choose a healthier lifestyle by educating them on different physical activity options and explaining how it increases both mental and physical health. We’ve even crafted a dozen videos showing proper form with exercise equipment!
The worldwide Exercise is Medicine On Campus encourages faculty, staff and students at over 280 institutes of higher education “to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health.”
EIM-OC states its goals include:
- Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
- Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
- Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
- Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription
EiM-OC is part of the Exercise is Medicine initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine, which in 2007 co-founded the project with the American Medical Association. EiM is a U.S.-based health initiative coordinated by ACSM running in 40 countries.