UToledo Launching ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Initiative for Rocket Community

May 17, 2022 | News, UToday
By Staff

UToledo is launching the Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) program this month to help students, faculty and staff improve their well-being through consistent, effective and safe physical activity.

As a global health initiative supported by the American College of Sports Medicine, Exercise is Medicine On-Campus encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community by making movement a part of the daily campus culture; assessing physical activity at every student health visit; providing the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that last a lifetime; and by connecting university health care providers with fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.

“Exercise is Medicine On-Campus is a great way to promote physical activity to our campus community,” said Dr. Jyothi Pappula, associate professor and director of student health. “We are excited to have built campus partnerships to include a variety of health and fitness professionals to provide the most comprehensive experience.”

Rocket Health, Office of Recreational Services and the Human Performance and Fitness Promotion program will partner to provide a continuum of care that will help participants achieve their goals.

Participants will receive a comprehensive package including a fitness assessment, six personal training sessions, a membership to the Student Recreation Center/Morse Fitness Center and two health coaching sessions.

 To learn more, go to the Office of Recreational Services website.

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