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Exercise is Medicine® is an ACSM initiative focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients. Proposals should focus on the integration of exercise into health and heath care. Topics include developing and implementing collaborations with health care providers and facilitating referrals to certified fitness professionals.

Exercise is Medicine Credential - 2022 Refresh!

Lecture
April 2
9:30-10:30 AM CDT

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Robyn Stuhr

Launching in June 2022, Exercise is Medicine® is updating the EIM Credential program with a new structure, requirements, and interactive online course. These changes are the result of focus groups and surveys conducted with both health care providers and exercise professionals (some here at the Summit). Learn exercise prescription tips included in the new online course that will prepare you to make a difference in the lives of your clients with common chronic medical conditions. Efforts are underway at EIM, ACSM and the Physical Activity Alliance to achieve the integration of physical activity in health care. Explore how you can become part of the EIM solution.


Exercise is Medicine in a Virtual World: Selecting Technology and Designing Interventions

Lecture
April 2
3:00-4:00 PM CDT

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Jackie Dawson

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Alec Sequeira

The use of digital fitness programs has increased exponentially during the pandemic. With many technology platforms and devices available, how can fitness professionals select the best technologies to engage their clients? Drawing on lessons learned from the implementation of a digital exercise trial and virtual Exercise is Medicine education, this session will review several digital platforms, including livestream video, prerecorded content and mobile health applications, and discuss how to pair these platforms with consumer-grade activity trackers in the delivery of group fitness and one-on-one programming. We will also discuss how to design effective, evidence-based programs using these technologies.

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