Exercise Professional Recognition Program

EIMC promotes our Recognized Professionals to healthcare professionals as critical allies helping patients reach their physical activity goals for the prevention and management of chronic disease.

EIMC provides national leadership promoting physical activity as a chronic disease prevention and management strategy to improve the health of Canadians.  Through its credible, extensive and growing network of national, provincial and regional health care professional organizations, including family and sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists, chiropractors and dietitians, EIMC will communicate the expertise of EIMC Recognized exercise professionals to health care professionals across Canada.

EIMC educational programming promotes the EIMC Recognition Program levels to help health care professionals identify exercise professionals with knowledge, skills and competencies to build motivation and effect behavioural change, with healthy inactive patients as well as work competently with patients at risk of, or with established chronic disease who are medically cleared for independent or supervised exercise prescription.

Our passionate multidisciplinary expert team is developing educational workshops, exercise prescription and referral and other decision-making tools that support health care professionals to assess, advise, prescribe and refer their patients to community or clinically based physical activity and exercise resources that support their health goals.

How do I enroll in the EIMC Professional Network?

All current and new EIMC members need to register here.

Registered Kinesiologists in Ontario can join the EIMC Professional Network as 'Providers' alongside other regulated health professionals.

Who is Eligible to Enroll with the EIMC Exercise Professional Recognition Program?

EIMC Recognition is only available to exercise professionals with a minimum 2-year university or college diploma level exercise science background.  Exercise professionals may register for EIMC recognition at Level 1 or 2 based on their qualifications to work with patients at different risk levels (See chart below).

EIMC Recognized exercise professionals work within their current scope of practice.

EIMC Exercise Professional Recognition Program Levels:





ACSM CPT + EIM Level 1*


ACSM EP + EIM Level 1



CKA - AKin

*Applicant must provide evidence of a 2-year college-level or university-level exercise science background, confirmation of above certification and evidence of personal liability insurance.

How do I promote my EIMC Recognition?

What other benefits will the EIMC Recognition Program bring?

All EIMC Recognized Exercise Professionals are automatically enrolled in the new EIMC Professional Network.  As the second phase of this program,  EIMC will build an on-line Professional Network database of exercise and regulated health professionals who provide physical activity and exercise interventions with patients.  This database will be an important networking and referral source for all health care providers.

What is the fee to join the EIMC Professional Network?

Joining the EIMC Professional Network is free. Click the link below:

EIMC Professional Network Membership

Join EIMC and help us attain our vision that “Physical activity is an integral part of prevention and treatment of chronic disease in the Canadian health care system."