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November 4, 2015
 

Adelphi Is Officially Registered as an “Exercise Is Medicine on Campus” School


Adelphi University Is Officially Registered as an “Exercise Is Medicine on Campus” School.

Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM) is an initiative from the American College of Sports Medicine that is committed to the belief that physical activity is integral in the prevention and treatment of diseases and should be regularly assessed and “treated” as part of all medical care.

The program 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; and
  • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.

 Look for upcoming initiatives at Adelphi in support of this program.

 This article was featured in the Fall 2015 Adelphi Adelphi Wellness Newsletter.

For further information, please contact:

John Wygand, M.A.
Director of Undergraduate Exercise Science
Human Performance Lab
Department of Exercise Science, Health Studies, Physical Education and Sport Management
p – 516.877.4260
e – wygand@adelphi.edu

 

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For further information, please contact:

Taylor Damian
Associate Director for Media Relations 
p – 516.877.4040
e – tdamian@adelphi.edu