Exercise is Medicine

Marshall University is a gold-level recognized “Exercise is Medicine” campus. Exercise is Medicine® on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health.  EIM-OC encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community 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. 

Last year EIM-OC launched its Recognition Program, which allowed our campus to be recognized for their participation and engagement in EIM.  In Spring 2016, we received amazing news that Marshall University earned gold-level recognition for our efforts to improve health and wellness on campus.

Exercise is Medicine On Campus

(To view students’ activity, click here. For the individual maps in a printable pdf, as well as images of our students involved in mapping campus, see below.)

As part of the program, we’ve developed a Walk on Campus/Walk at Work Progress Report. In the linked report we’ve outline the distance in feet and steps required when walking particular paths around the Marshall University Campus. Also included in the report are walking distances in buildings around campus. The goal, to increase movement as a daily part of campus culture.






Marshall University is recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Gold Campus.