The Promotion and Implementation of Exercise is Medicine® in Kinesiology

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Evidence supporting exercise as a medicine in the prevention and management of chronic disease is indisputable. Created in 2007, Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) aims to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care professionals with qualified exercise professionals to provide evidence-based physical activity resources and programs to everyone of all abilities. Opportunities exist for exercise professionals in several areas within EIM, including exercise referral and prescription, EIM on Campus, and physical activity and EIM education. Connections between EIM and kinesiology and the need for exercise professionals to contribute to the EIM evidence are discussed.

Winters (cwinter2@ju.edu) is with the Department of Kinesiology, School of Applied Health Sciences, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL, USA; and Exercise is Medicine on Campus Committee, Indianapolis, IN, USA.

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