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Walk with the President

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Join fellow Lakers as we come together to celebrate Exercise!

When: October 13th at 10:00 (check-in 9:45)
Where: Clock Tower 
How Much: 2 Miles!

*First 100 receive a free t-shirt!

Track your Activity

Join the physical activity challenge at GVSU! It's easy, just enter your total daily physical activity and see your progress compared to other Lakers! We will also be having a competition between classes and between faculty, staff and students! Enter your activity TODAY!

What is "Exercise is Medicine" on Campus (EIM-OC)?

Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a global health initiative, managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health. 

Vital Signs of Health

  • 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

What is EIM at GVSU?

EIM-OC at GVSU is committed to improving the health, wellness, and quality of life of faculty, staff, and students by prescribing the wonder drug, Exercise!

The Mission and Vision of GVSU's EIM initiative echoes those of ACSM, including;

Mission: to foster collaborative relationships and leadership on campus between exercise, health, and other disciplines that support the EIM-OC vision and goals.

Vision: to see all campus and community members across multiple disciplines discover, share, and adopt the principles of EIM-OC that will help change the culture of chronic disease prevention and management campus wide.

ACSM Recognizes GVSU

ACSM Silver

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has honored GVSU for the past two years at the National ACSM meeting. The award was accepted by Amy Gyorkos on behalf of GVSU in Denver, CO. This award signifies those Universities that are dedicated to making Exercise a vital part of it's campus and community.