Health Care Providers
Physical Activity: A Standard in Health Care
Exercise Professionals
An Integral Role: An Extension of Health Care
EIM on Campus
Engaging Campuses in Physical Activity

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:

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


UNC Aims to Develop Culture of Wellness on Campus Despite Pandemic

The EIM On Campus program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) was established in 2016 and recently was awarded “gold status” for its efforts by the American College of Sports Medicine. However, just as the UNC process was becoming streamlined, the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States. These major changes prompted the UNC EIM-OC team to quickly adapt its model in order to remain an accessible and useful resource for the student body. more »

EIM Partner: Hancock Wellness Center

Hancock Wellness Center's Referral for Exercise program affords health care providers the ability to refer their patients to our fitness facilities. For just $60, their patients receive 60 days of supervised exercise programming to help manage their health and fitness level. Each enrollee receives a comprehensive health and fitness assessment, which serves as the base for their personalized exercise program and includes special considerations for their health needs and/or chronic more »

EIM Japan - Advocacy, Opportunity and Alignment

Japan, land of the rising sun, is globally recognized for many unique contributions to our global culture – sushi, kimonos, bowing and sumo wrestling to name a few. Another area in which Japan is becoming a global leader is through the work of the EIM Japan National Center. Formally established on July 5, 2018, EIM Japan is hosted by the Japanese Association of Exercise Therapy and Prevention (JAETP) under the leadership of National Center Director Dr. Yutaka Kimura and National Center Manager Professor Shinji Sato. A recent confluence of factors – advocacy, opportunity and alignment – have pushed the work of EIM Japan to the forefront of health and well-being at a national more »

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