Exercise is Medicine @ University of Victoria
Exercise is Medicine Canada @ UVic is officially launching in early 2015! We are a group of students from the University of Victoria who are passionate about preventative medicine and increasing the level of physical activity in our community. We have been working over the past months to bring EIM on Campus to UVic. Our aim is to connect diverse faculty members from around the UVic campus while promoting physical activity to prevent various chronic medical conditions. We will encourage UVic students and faculty to participate in physical activity by creating and promoting physically active events on campus. We will also promote physical activity in the community by posting physical activity events of other UVic members and clubs on our Facebook page.
Currently, we are working towards providing physicians in Campus Health as well as local family physicians with EIMC’s Exercise Prescription and Referral Tool – an exercise prescription pad to use with their patients. We have also launched a research study to assess family doctors’ exercise prescription habits before and after using this tool. In the future, the club is hoping to organize informational seminars about the role of physical activity in disease prevention as well as the basics of exercise prescription.
For more information about our club and to learn more about our inaugural event please see our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Exercise-Is-Medicine-at-UVic-EIM-at-UVic/389699081207001 or email us at [email protected]