Exercise is Medicine On Campus

Registered with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff, and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:
  1. Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
  2. Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
  3. Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
  4. Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity for adults. Miami’s student body, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, averaged 64 minutes per day of moderate activity and was achieving the minimum recommended amount of weekly physical activity. We estimate that this average is significantly lower with the installation of online courses as it has created a reduction in the need to traverse campus. These findings have resulted in a need for students to find new ways in which to be physically active in their daily lives. As it stands, EIM strives to provide opportunities, knowledge and tools to help Miami students achieve healthier habits and become a more physically active community.
Establish an interrelatedness between faculty, staff, and students to promote ideas, activities, and ways in which the campus community can improve upon their health through physical activity.
See the entirety of the campus community learn, adopt, and spread the core values of EIM-OC in order to actively engage in the prevention of chronic disease.

Exercise is Medicine on Campus

Registered with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff, and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by:
  1. Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
  2. Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
  3. Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
  4. Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription

A Call to Action

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week of moderate physical activity for adults. Miami’s student body, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, averaged 64 minutes per day of moderate activity and was achieving the minimum recommended amount of weekly physical activity. We estimate that this average is significantly lower with the installation of online courses as it has created a reduction in the need to traverse campus. These findings have resulted in a need for students to find new ways in which to be physically active in their daily lives. As it stands, EIM strives to provide opportunities, knowledge and tools to help Miami students achieve healthier habits and become a more physically active community.

Our Mission

Establish an interrelatedness between faculty, staff, and students to promote ideas, activities, and ways in which the campus community can improve upon their health through physical activity.

Our Vision

See the entirety of the campus community learn, adopt, and spread the core values of EIM-OC in order to actively engage in the prevention of chronic disease.

Miami University has been a registered Exercise is Medicine® On Campus school since the Spring of 2020 and has earned bronze level recognition.

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Attention Students!

Would you like to contribute to the EIM-OC efforts? Would you like to make a difference on and off campus by helping educate the Miami-Oxford community on the benefits of physical activity? If you or your organization would like more information on how to get involved, please fill out the interest form.

The Value of Exercise is Medicine On Campus

The prevalence of physical inactivity on college campuses is high nationwide. Physical inactivity is related to a variety of chronic diseases such as Obesity, Type II Diabetes, and Heart Disease. By engaging in regular exercise, we can change the culture on campus. We can embrace exercise as a daily part of our lives so that lifelong, healthful habits are established and public health goals are met.

 

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Exercise is Medicine On Campus Leadership

Faculty Advisors

Dr. Paul Reidy PhD, MSc - Assistant Professor of Kinesiology/Nutrition. Faculty advisor for MU Bike Club and Exercise is Medicine On-Campus Committee. 

Cassie Wilson - MS, ACSM-CEP, Adjunct Professor, Kinesiology/Nutrition

Health Fitness Representative

Hannah Herzog - Associate Director of Fitness.

Health Care Representative

Dr. Jared N. Bonecutter, PT, DPT, COMT | Senior Physical Therapist at Miami University Student Health Center. Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy (OCS) 

Health and Fitness Representative

Rebecca Baudry Young - Director of Health and Student Wellness

Exercise is Medicine On Campus Student Core

Co-Presidents: Kira Ward and Melissa Elias

Treasurer: Bridget Murphy

Secretary: Eva Pierce

Social Media Chair: Sofia Lapeire

Webmaster: Valerie Walch

Event Coordinator: Maddie Hendricks