In 2019, the University of Arizona was awarded Silver Campus status in recognition for its work with Exercise is Medicine® On Campus, a program with the American College of Sports Medicine. Campus Recreation and the Healthy Campus Coalition were instrumental in making physical activity a standard at the UA.
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:
- Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
- Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
- Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
- Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.
Learn more about Exercise is Medicine® at https://exerciseismedicine.org.