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​About 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


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.

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Presentation of the Exercise Is Medicine Award

​​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).