Chatham University hosts conference focused on promoting physical activity on college campuses
INDIANAPOLIS, May 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national program focused on connecting health care providers and the public on the benefits of physical activity is now infiltrating college campuses nationwide. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) today announced "Exercise is Medicine(TM) On Campus," a program component to address and expand exercise and physical activity in the unique university and college environment.
EIM On Campus will be unveiled during a national call-to-action event at Chatham University, May 8, 2009, asking colleges and universities to join the national movement that will expand education and access to health and fitness information to students and faculty. The event will bring together regional and national university officials and faculty, ACSM leadership, and public health and government officials, including an address by Rear Admiral Penelope Slade-Sawyer, Acting Executive Director of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, followed by a keynote address by EIM chair Robert E. Sallis, M.D., FACSM.
The launch aligns with programs on campuses all over the country, including
"As part of ACSM's leadership, I've been involved with many facets of EIM, although this is the first directed primarily at faculty and student health," said Pivarnik. "At
Multiple colleges and univer
|SOURCE American College of Sports Medicine|
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