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‘Exercise is Medicine’ Achieves Highest Level of Recognition

The American College of Sports Medicine created a recognition program within the “Exercise is Medicine” (EIM) initiative to recognize distinguished achievements of colleges and universities in engaging and involving physical activity as a standard part of the campus culture. The EIM initiative through the Exercise Science Program in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences has achieved the highest level of recognition for campuses across the country that are making strides to increase the physical activity and health of the campus community. Salisbury University has achieved “Gold” level recognition, the highest honor that can be received. This recognition enhances Salisbury University’s image as a healthy academic environment and emphasizes our commitment to using exercise as a form of medicine to improve the health and wellness of our campus community. Some of the campus-wide programs and initiatives that our program has offered have included “Ride or Stride Across America,” T25, “Move to Improve” 5K, scavenger hunts, Zumba, movement challenges, bi-weekly “Commit to Be Fit” newsletters, free fitness assessments and Student Health Center referrals for free personal training sessions. We encourage you to keep a look out for and take advantage of future EIM initiatives so together we can make our campus the healthiest in the state!

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