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Exercise is Medicine has Earned Gold Campus Status for Third Consecutive Year

March 15, 2021  / Tags: Exercise is Medicine, Gold Campus, Exercise Science, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences


For the third year in a row, Florida Gulf Coast University has been recognized as a Gold Campus. The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative calls for physical activity to be included as a standard part of medical treatment and the patient care process. EIM urges healthcare providers to assess the physical activity levels of their patients at every visit, provide physically inactive patients with brief counseling, and write a basic exercise prescription. Before leaving the FGCU student clinic, inactive students receive a referral to available physical activity resources to assist with becoming more physically active that is organized through the Department of Rehabilitation Exercise Science faculty and students, Student Health Center, and the Fitness and Recreation Center.