EIMC @ Sheridan College
Sheridan College’s Exercise Science and Health Promotion degree program has partnered with Sheridan’s Health Services to launch an Exercise is Medicine-On Campus initiative aimed at increasing the physical activity participation of students at their Brampton campus. For this initiative, Health Services primary healthcare providers have been trained to perform preliminary physical activity screening and counselling for students attending the clinic for the first time. Students expressing interest in increasing their physical activity participation are then referred for secondary counselling performed by interns specifically trained in lifestyle counselling. At the secondary counselling sessions a more comprehensive activity survey is administered, and the intern works with the student to establish physical activity goals and an action plan for participation. The student is provided with information for both on- and off-campus physical activity resources and a follow-up is performed after one month. Program efficacy will be primarily evaluated through quantification of secondary counselling participation and change in purposeful physical activity.