Catawba is part of the Exercise is Medicine on Campus program – Salisbury Post

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Catawba is part of the Exercise is Medicine on Campus program

Posted at 12:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2022

SALISBURY – Catawba College is now one of 196 other colleges and universities across the United States participating in Exercise is Medicine on Campus.

The program is a global health initiative run by the American College of Sports Medicine. Its goal is to make the assessment and promotion of physical activity accessible to people of all abilities and everywhere. Exercise is Medicine Campus firmly believes that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral to the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.

The initiative invites universities and colleges to promote physical activity among students, faculty and staff by organizing on-campus events, as well as off-campus events to help improve the health and well-being of students. citizens of the Salisbury community through physical activities. activity. Catawba plans to do this by making movement part of everyday campus culture, assessing physical activity at every student health visit, and providing the tools to reinforce healthy physical activity habits.

“Dr. Ryan Fairall came to Catawba and, in just his freshman year, brought Exercise is Medicine On-Campus to Catawba College,” said Dr. James Hand, Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance. of Catawba, in a press release.

Faculty from the School of Health and Human Performance Sciences and staff from the college’s Wellness and Intramural Sports Program will work together to host events throughout the academic year

For more information, contact Dr. Ryan R. Fairall at [email protected] or visit https://www.exerciseismedicine.org/eim-in-action/eim-on-campus/.

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