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Exercise Science (EXS) / Health: Exercise is Medicine

Academic Codes for these classes include: Exercise Science EXS; General Health GH; and Wellness WE.

Get Involved in Exercise is Medicine® on GRCC's Campus!

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Exercise and the Brain

ACSM Guidelines for Quantity and Quality of Exercise

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Exercise is Medicine® - Why?

"Healthy People 2020 set a goal of engaging 47.9% of the U.S. population in 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week.  In their 2013 survey of college students nationwide, the American College Health Association-National College Health Association reported that 22.8% of
college males and 23.6% of college females do not engage in moderate intensity exercise, while 33.0% of college males and 41.2% of college females do not engage in vigorous intensity exercise.

The prevalence of physical inactivity is high and there is a great need for the prevention and treatment of the chronic diseases associated with this, such as Type II Diabetes, Obesity, and Heart Disease. Providing opportunities for physical activity, creating a culture on campus that embraces movement as a daily facet of life, and providing the behavioral tools necessary to enact that change are key to facilitating lifelong physical activity habits and meeting public health goals."

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Exercise is Medicine® on Campus

Exercise is Medicine on Campus logoExercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) encourages college students, faculty and staff to engage in, and promote, regular physical activity as a vital sign of health on college campuses by:

  • Making movement a part of the daily campus culture.
  • Assessing physical activity at every student health visit.
  • Providing students 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.

As of March 2018, GRCC is the only Michigan community college that is a registered EIM campus partner.  In 2015, GRCC was recognized with EIM-OC Bronze-level status, and achieved Silver-level status in 2016, 2017 - AND - 2018!

Find out more about EIM, college and university resources, and EIM's sponsor, the American College of Sports Medicine.

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