Exercise is Medicine - On Campus

Exercise is Medicine - On Campus at UAA


Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. EIM-OC 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
  • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.

University of Alaska Anchorage - Silver Campus

EIM-OC launched its recognition program in 2014, honoring campuses for their participation and engagement in EIM. Schools can earn gold, silver or bronze status based on their activities and level of engagement. Recognition provides an opportunity for campuses to enhance their image as a healthy academic environment; emphasizing the commitment to utilizing exercise as medicine to create a culture of wellness. 

The University of Alaska Anchorage was recognized as a Silver Campus is 2018