Exercise is Medicine
Exercise is Medicine Canada on Campus at Western University is a branch of the organization Exercise is Medicine Canada, a joint venture between the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and American Medical Association, which has been implemented in Canada by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). We aim to promote physical activity as a method of chronic disease prevention, to improve the health of Canadians and to make Western’s campus a healthier place. Exercise is a critical component for health and our club will foster collaborations and inter-disciplinary relationships for aspiring health professionals. Our goal is to make evidence-based exercise prescription an integral and standard component of treatment recommended by current and next generation health professionals. Through awareness campaigns, keynote speaker addresses and research symposiums, we hope to influence the healthy living behaviours of Western undergraduate students.