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“How To” Use Your Entire EIM-OC Leadership Team in Your Mascot Challenge Video

September 17, 2021 by Sasha McBurse, M.S., ACSM-CEP, EP, EIM Level 3
After reviewing the theme of this year’s Mascot Challenge video, it is time for your EIM-OC Leadership Team to get to work! Your team is the foundation of the EIM-OC initiative at your institution, so strive to get everyone involved in the video. Doing so creates camaraderie among the members and brings more campus awareness to […]
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What I learned the first time my EIM-OC team did the Mascot Challenge

September 10, 2021 by Debra Stroiney, Ph.D.
Last fall was the first year George Mason University participated in the EIM-OC Mascot Challenge. I learned some valuable lessons on how to create this type of video, as well as what to improve upon in the future. My advice can be summed in two words: plan ahead. Here are a few tips to help […]
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“How To” Make a Mascot Challenge Video in 5 Steps

September 3, 2021 by Carena Winters, Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, ACSM-CEP, EIM Level 3
You are pumped and ready to rock the Mascot Challenge video this year. Where do you begin? You have so many options to create your signature campus piece. However, it’s a good idea to plan ahead and tap into all possible resources. Here are a few steps to consider. Step 1: Review the objectives and […]
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EIM-OC Mascot Challenge: Reunited in Movement

August 26, 2021 by Carrie Davidson, Ed.D., ACSM EP-C, RYT 500
I’m not going to lie. 2020 was a rough year in many ways. In my work at the University of Kentucky, I often hear from people how hard it was to keep exercising or just keep moving around in general.  Several reasons caused this lack of movement: Gyms and fitness centers were closed Parks and […]
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No Mascot? No Problem!

August 19, 2021 by Neil Peterson, Ph.D., NP-C, ACSM EIM-OC Co-Chair
Welcome to the first entry in this Mascot Challenge blog series by Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC). This series seeks to share tips and examples of how your campus can participate in the annual EIM-OC Mascot Challenge. If you’re not familiar, the annual competition invites registered EIM-OC schools to submit a short video of […]
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UNC Aims to Develop Culture of Wellness on Campus Despite Pandemic

October 20, 2020 by Kathleen Stanford, B.S., R.T.(R), RCIS Alexander Pomeroy, C.P.T. Lauren C. Bates, ACSM-CEP Kyle Tamminga, M.D. Thevy Chai, M.D. Justin B. Moore FACSM Lindsay Brookey ACSM-RCEP Lee Stoner Ph.D., M.P.H., FACSM, ACSM-EIM, ACSM-RCEP
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC), a global initiative among college campuses, connects campus health providers with exercise professionals to provide an exercise plan for patients. The 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 […]
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EIM On Campus Profile: Baldwin Wallace University

November 19, 2019 by Amy Jo Sutterluety
Despite toasty weather, on Tuesday, October 1st students, staff and faculty of Baldwin Wallace University met on campus for the 30-Day Walking Challenge Kick-Off event. Provost Stephen Stahl declared October as Exercise is Medicine On Campus month, and participants walked along the new Wellness Walking Path. Along the new path, Stinger logos are painted to […]
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EIM-OC Mascot Challenge Voting OPEN!

October 14, 2019 by Shelby Mandla, EIM Program Manager
Exercise is Medicine® On Campus Mascot Challenge  There were 31 schools who braved the third annual Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) Mascot Challenge! The EIM-OC Committee is excited to share these videos and hopes you will consider voting on your favorite video.  The video with the most likes or “thumbs up” on their video by 5 […]
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EIM On Campus Profile: Yale University

September 5, 2019 by Brooks Leitner
Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) at Yale University emerged in 2018 when a group of motivated medical students wanted to bring change onto their campus. The group was co-founded by MD/PhD student Brooks Leitner; Dr. Melinda Irwin, Ph.D., MPH, who has given keynote lectures at ACSM meetings; Tara Sanft, M.D., a medical oncologist; Scott Capozza, PT, […]
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EIM On Campus Profile: Michigan State University

August 14, 2019 by Jim Pivarnik, PhD, FACSM, Kristin Traskie, MPH, & Kerri Vasold
The Michigan State University Exercise is Medicine On Campus initiative is IMPACTFUL. Through the initiative we have expanded our student’s knowledge beyond the physical and we educate them about positive benefits of regular physical activity on mental and social health as well as academic success.  Furthermore, we have worked to debunk the misperception that exercise […]
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