EIM in Action


A Microcosm for Change

Why the College/University Campus?
Many young adults, as they move into the next stage of their lives in a college/university campus setting which presents new challenges:

  • A new environment
  • Independent living often in a campus setting
  • Financial responsibility
  • Stress in dedicating a majority of time to academic pursuits or new careers

All of these things together create new challenges in terms of achieving appropriate health and physical activity (PA) levels.  Currently, many colleges and universities are taking it upon themselves to create campus-based health, fitness and wellness programs for their students from personal training and group exercise classes at campus recreation centers to activities hosted throughout the campus. However, there is a need for an established initiative that would connect all of these activities.

Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of 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 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 launched its Recognition Program in 2014, which allows campuses to be recognized for their participation and engagement in EIM.  Schools will have the opportunity to establish themselves as a Gold, Silver, or Bronze level campus, based upon their activities and level of engagement.  Register your campus by completing the Leadership Team form below to become an EIM-OC school and receive the Recognition Handbook!

EIM-OC can be activated on any campus, large or small, rural or urban.  Let's get moving!

   Here are the Recognized EIM Campuses for 2015:




An officially registered EIM on Campus program can achieve Gold Level Recognition by actively implementing the physical activity vital sign.  The following campuses have achieved Gold Level Recognition:

An officially registered EIM on Campus program can achieve Silver Level Recognition by engaging students, faculty, and staff in EIM education initiatives.  The following campuses have achieved Silver Level Recognition:

An officially registered EIM on Campus program can achieve Bronze Level Recognition by promoting and generating awareness of the health benefits of physical activity. The following campuses have achieved Bronze Level Recognition:

Auburn University

California State University Long Beach

Michigan State University

Slippery Rock University

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Western Kentucky University

Florida Gulf Coast University

Georgia Southern University

Glendale Community College

University of Hong Kong

Illinois State University

North Carolina State

Penn State

University of Connecticut

Virginia Tech

Georgetown College

Grand Rapids Community College

Iowa State University

Mesa Community College

Mississippi College

Norfolk State University

Salt Lake Community College

Sheridan College

William Paterson University

To learn more about the Recognition Program or the EIM on Campus program, please contact the U.S. EIM Representative (located in the footer of the page).

EIM On Campus

*This program is reserved for university/college campuses (academic institutions).  When registering, if you are a professional please provide your credentials/certification in the "Title" field.

Support for the Exercise is Medicine© Initiative is provided by:

Support for the Exercise is Medicine© Initiative is provided by:

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