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Exercise is Medicine on Campus Recognizes Participating Colleges and Universities

On May 29, Exercise is Medicine® officially recognized 24 colleges and universities participating in the EIM on Campus program. Universities and colleges participating in EIM on Campus promote physical activity as a vital sign of health to their campus community. The awards were given as part of the 2015 Exercise is Medicine World Congress, held in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting.

“Each of these campuses has made a difference at their school by making health a priority,” said Dr. Carena Winters, chair of the Exercise is Medicine On Campus program. These college and university leaders are making movement a part of the daily campus culture and providing students the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that will benefit them throughout their life.”

The team at Georgia Southern University including faculty from the College of Health and Human Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, as well as staff from Georgia Southern University’s Health Services and Campus Recreation Intramurals have worked closely together to achieve the silver status. There are many services and activities on campus to promote physical activity and exercise. Georgia Southern’s Health Services, under the leadership of Dr. Brian Deloach, has really put forth a great effort to refer our students to physical activity outlets in order to address their overall health. “I’m proud to be a part of this University that makes our students’ health and wellbeing a priority,” said Dr. Bridget Melton, Physical Activity and Healthful Living Director and Associate Professor of Physical Activity. “Our campus is doing an excellent job of collaborating among the different units to promote health and exercise for our Georgia Southern University community which is what this award denotes.”

Campuses earning recognition include:

Gold Level Recognition Silver Level Recognition Bronze Level Recognition
Auburn University Florida Gulf Coast University Georgetown College
California State University Long Beach Georgia Southern University Grand Rapids Community College
Michigan State University Glendale Community College Iowa State University
Slippery Rock University Hong Kong University Mesa Community College
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Illinois State University Mississippi College
Western Kentucky University North Carolina State University Norfolk State University
Penn State Salt Lake Community College
University of Connecticut Sheridan College
Virginia Tech William Paterson University
Gold Level Recognition Silver Level Recognition Bronze Level Recognition
Campuses have built a system where students may be referred to a fitness professional as part of medical treatment Campuses are engaging students, faculty and staff in EIM education initiatives Campuses are promoting and generating awareness of the health benefits of physical activity

 

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