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:


Opportunity for EIM Credentialed Pros & ACSM Certified Pros

The team at Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) would like to make you aware of an emerging opportunity for ACSM certified exercise professionals and those with the EIM credential. New federal guidelines provide an expanded opportunity for ACSM members and certified professionals to positively impact this public health crisis through the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) more »

Identifying Key Physical Activity Categories & Topics to Include in Health Care Training

One key activity of Exercise is Medicine is providing physical activity training to health care providers and their teams, both as a part of their formative training and to licensed professionals. In 2018, a task force from the EIM Education Committee began examining how physical activity could best be integrated into health professional training programs. The core premise was that all health care providers should receive standardized training on a number of foundational physical activity topics. more »

Staying Active During COVID-19

The current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents some challenges to maintaining a physically active lifestyle. For all of us, young and old, regular physical activity remains an important strategy for staying healthy! Compared to being sedentary, moderate-intensity physical activity is associated with better immune function. Likewise, regular physical activity is associated with lower levels of anxiety and perceived more »

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