Cal Poly Humboldt is one of only 149 universities and colleges around the world to be honored by Exercise is Medicine® for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus. Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) Daily 5K on the campus track and other activities helped Humboldt earn silver level designation from the EIM-OC program.
“We are thrilled to have received the EIM-OC Silver distinction for the fourth year in a row,” said Kinesiology Professor EIM-OC advisor, Young Sub Kwon. The University’s EIM-OC program has initiated a daily walk/jog/run 5K program on the campus track for faculty, staff, and students since 2018 to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health and to make movement a part of the daily campus culture. More than 400 students, staff, and faculty have participated in this program. In addition, the Oh SNAP! Student Food Programs and EIM-OC program worked together to provide students with chocolate milk and fresh fruit following their 5K this spring semester.
EIM-OC calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity and encourages faculty, staff, and students to work together to improve the well-being of the campus community.
EIM-OC launched its recognition program in 2014. Schools earn gold, silver, or bronze status based on their activities. Gold-level campuses have created a referral system where campus health care providers assess student physical activity and refer students as necessary to a certified fitness professional as part of medical treatment. Silver campuses engage students, faculty, and staff in education initiatives and make movement part of the daily campus culture while bronze level campuses promote and generate awareness of the health benefits of physical activity.
Of the 149 campuses recognized this year, 73 received gold, 55 silver, and 21 bronze. All gold, silver, and bronze universities and colleges will be officially recognized on June 1 as part of the 2022 Exercise is Medicine World Congress, held in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting.
View a complete list of recognized schools and learn more about the EIM-OC program at exerciseismedicine.org/support_page.php/eim-on-campus.
About Exercise Is Medicine
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) co-launched Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) in 2007 with the American Medical Association. ACSM continues to manage the global health initiative, which seeks to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere of all abilities. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health, is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions and should be regularly assessed and included as part of health care. Visit ExerciseisMedicine.org for additional information.
About the American College of Sports Medicine
The ACSM is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world. More than 50,000 international, national and regional members and certified professionals are dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine. More details at acsm.org.