Exercise Is Medicine
JU Kinesiology’s Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative
In 2007, the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) co-launched Exercise is Medicine (EIM) - a United States-based health initiative that has since been coordinated by ACSM. JU Kinesiology applauds the ACSM’s leadership and efforts to develop and promote the EIM agenda. The EIM agenda has now been heavily incorporated into our program.
Kinesiology faculty, students, and JU Recreation are committed to becoming a “Gold Level Recognition” EIM campus.
JU Kinesiology EIM agendas
- River House Run/Walk 5K
- J-Walkers Walking Group
- Weekly track workouts
- Tuesday/Friday 8AM Early Spin Class
- EIM Strength Workout at the Fitness Center
- EIM Student Fitness Competition
JU EIMOC Mascot Challenge - Fan Favorite: We Need your vote!!! Give us a Thumbs up = Phins UP!
The JU Exercise is Medicine On Campus Program is participating in a national mascot challenge. We seek your Thumbs up to help us win fan favorite. Please visit our video to vote for the Jacksonville 2018 EIM Mascot Challenge video.
JU Earns Silver Status "Exercise is Medicine" Recognition
JU became one of twenty-four institutions of higher learning to earn Silver Status Recognition by the American College of Sports Medicine. A total of eighty-eight institutions globally earned bronze, silver, or gold status. JU is positioning itself for Gold in 2019.
Pictured from left to right, Dr. Robert Sallis, EIM National Center Director, Dr. Chris Roberston, Associate Professor at JU, KIN department ; Dr. Buffy Maetozo, Assistant Professor of KIN at JU; and Dr. Carena Winters, Outgoing Chair, EIM-OC and Associate Professor of KIN at JU,
Silver Level “Exercise Is Medicine” Status Puts Campus in Elite Company Nationally
Pictured from left to right: Ms. Jennifer Pesarchick, EIM Program Coordinator; Dr. Chris Roberston, Associate Professor at JU and Chair, KIN department ; Dr. Jeffrey Wight, Assistant Professor of KIN at JU; Dr. Carena Winters, Chair, EIM-OC and Associate Professor of KIN at JU, Dr. Robert Sallis, EIM National Center Director
JU recently became 1 of 20 institutions to earn Silver Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) Recognition status from the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest sports medicine organization in the world.
JU awarded Bronze-level status as ‘Exercise Is Medicine’ campus by global movement founder Dr. Bob Sallis
Read the Wave Magazine Story, or watch the video below (1 hour, 0 minutes, 28 seconds).