As the warm spring weather begins to bring college students out of their dorms and into their Chacos, it comes time to celebrate Maryville College’s registration as an Exercise is Medicine on Campus, EIM-OC. Starting this past fall semester, Maryville College became one of the only three colleges in Tennessee to be registered as an EIM-OC school.
The Exercise is Medicine initiative is managed by the American College of Sports Medicine, and encourages primary care physicians to include exercise as a treatment plan for their patients. The EIM-OC initiative takes this further to include campuses and college students as institutions needing guidance and encouragement in treating exercise as a form of medicine.
The health initiative of EIM-OC encourages students and faculty to engage in exercise on campus to improve the overall campus health and well-being. Through working together in exercise classes and by understanding the importance of healthy choices, campuses grow stronger and more connected.
EIM-OC encourages this healthy togetherness through multiple outlets, including making movement a part of the daily campus culture and giving students access to the tools that provide exercise as a prescription and as a lifetime choice.
This spring, the EIM-OC spring activity schedule gives students access to four different types of exercise, Monday through Thursday. The activities include:
- Circuit Training on Monday in the Bartlett Fitness Center from 7:00 a.m-7:50 a.m.
- Zumba on Tuesday in the Alumni Gym from 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
- Camp 4 on Wednesday at the Crawford House from 3:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.
- Yoga on Thursday in Cooper Gym from 7:15 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
EIM-OC is tailored specifically for students and can be a fun way to get fit and healthy this spring semester.