Exercise Is Medicine
“Started in Winter 2019, Exercise is Medicine at McMaster University (EIM @ Mac) joins other EIM initiatives at campuses across Canada to promote the use of physical activity to improve health among students and in the community.” Our goals are to:
- Develop programs that promote physical activity to the McMaster community. These include: Move with your Docs, brief action planning mentorship with students, and fun exercise-related events on campus;
- Translating physical activity research taking place at McMaster into plain language and communicate it to the McMaster community. This is done through social media outlets and a yearly symposium; and
- Educating McMaster medical and allied healthcare students on how to assess and prescribe physical activity by integrating a physical activity prescription module into the medical school curriculum and by hosting professional development workshops for students and residents.
If you are interested in physical activity promotion and education, we would love to have you join our club! We welcome all graduate students from diverse academic and personal backgrounds and identities.