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Exercise is Medicine

Exercise is Medicine On Campus - Central Washington University Recreation

Exercise is Medicine: A Global Health Initiative

Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), encourages primary care physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals.

EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health, is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions, and should be regularly assessed and included as part of health care.

At CWU Recreation, up to 3 patients referred from the Student Medical and Counseling Clinic (SMaCC) or a local physician can participate in our EIM program per quarter.


Referral Process

To be eligible for EIM, clients must have a valid CWU Recreation membership. If they do not have a membership, a special EIM membership can be purchased for $50.00 per quarter. EIM clients must be referred by SMaCC or another physician. SMaCC professionals/physicians should e-mail with the name and contact information of the patient being referred. They should also detail the reasons for referral. After receiving a referral, CWU Personal Training will e-mail the patient to set up a free consultation and start the process of signing up for personal training.

  • For those with a referral from SMaCC or a physician, Personal Training is $50.00 per quarter for one or two 60-minute sessions per week (total approximately 10-20 sessions).
  • A client must have a valid CWU Recreation membership that is either a RecWell membership (if not already allocated to them by a rec fee) or a regular student membership.

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