What is Exercise Is Medicine On Campus?
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:
- 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.
Learn more about Exercise Is Medicine at http://exerciseismedicine.org.
October is designated as Exercise Is Medicine – On Campus Month
The organization and participation in the Mason Virtual 5k will act as a celebratory event of this initiative on the Mason Campus.
EIM-OC at Mason
EIM On Campus (EIM-OC) launched its recognition program in 2014, honoring campuses for their participation and engagement in EIM. Schools earn gold, silver or bronze status based on their activities. Recognition provides an opportunity for campuses to enhance their image as a healthy academic environment and emphasize their commitment to create a culture of wellness.
In 2020, Mason received their first recognition and received Silver status. To view the press release click here.
Exercise Is Medicine – On Campus Advisor
Dr. Debra Stroiney
School of Kinesiology