Exercise is Medicine®: A Global Health Initiative

The vision of Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities.

EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.

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

LATEST NEWS FROM EIM

Implementation Science 101: Practical Strategies to Close the Research-to-Practice Gap in Exercise Medicine
Exercise has the potential to prevent or treat most chronic diseases, yet nearly 80% of Americans do not meet the US Guidelines for Physical Activity (PAGAC 2018). To address this issue, multiple calls have been made to integrate exercise into standard clinical care (NPAPA 2016, Schmitz et al 2019). Unfortunately, the success of these initiatives […] 
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A Guide to Robust Assessment and Exercise Prescription in Older Adults
In the United States as many as 15% of independent living older adults are frail, with another 45% described as pre-frail. Frailty is the presence of multiple syndromes that are correlated with increased fall risk, loss of independent living, and mortality. Frail and pre-frail older adults can benefit greatly from evidenced-based, prescriptive exercise.   In our […] 
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Exercise is Medicine® Credential Refresh
Coming in June 2022, ACSM will relaunch the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Credential and associated online course to provide more value for both exercise professionals and referring health care providers. Based on focus groups and survey data from health care providers and certified exercise professionals, the structure, requirements and required course content will be updated.    […] 
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