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SU Again Named a Gold Campus by the American College of Sports Medicine

Exercise science students in gym lifting weightsSALISBURY, MD---Salisbury University recently was named a Gold Campus by the American College of Sports Medicine’s (ACSM) Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) program for the fifth consecutive year.

EIM-OC calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. 

“Everyone no matter age, fitness level, experience, or skill, can gain the benefits of incorporating physical activity into their daily lives,” said Lisa Marquette, associate professor of exercise science. “Benefits can include reducing health risk, improving energy and mood, and maintaining a healthy body weight.” 

The program 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 and connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.

SU’s initiatives include Commit To Be Fit, a bi-weekly campus-wide exercise and wellness newsletter that highlights exercise, dietary, physical and mental health tips, as well as weekly activities all can participate in at home or work, such as Walk It Wednesday and Hydration Friday. 

For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU website.