Marshall going for recognition in ‘Exercise is Medicine on Campus’ program; activities planned for next week

Marshall is an officially registered “Exercise is Medicine” campus–the only one in West Virginia. 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.

This year EIM-OC launches its Recognition Program, which will allow campuses to be recognized for their participation and engagement in EIM.

“Although our university is registered, we are seeking recognition this fall and in order to do so, we have secured the support from various departments and organizations across Marshall’s campus to make this campaign a success,” said Megan Archer, public relations specialist for the College of Health Professions. “We have organized a weeklong series of activities to promote the new EIM-OC achievement on campus beginning Monday, Oct. 5, and continuing through Friday, Oct. 9. We would love it if you could attend at least one of these events to show your support for increased physical activity on campus and within our community!”

Prizes will be awarded to participants who attend the most events. Participants will be asked to sign their names on a registration sheet at each activity to be entered to win the following prizes:

  • Grand Prize: Full Fitness Assessment Including: 30 minute Fitness Consult, Vo2 Max Test, BodPod Test and a Resting Metabolic Rate Test ($150 value)
  • 2nd Prize: One Hour Session with a Registered Dietitian for Nutrition Assessment and Planning
  • 3rd Prize:  One Bike Helmet from YMCA, EIM Nylon Drawstring Bag, EIM Water Bottle and a T-shirt (four of the 3rd-place prizes will be awarded to participants)

A list of activities is available on the website at, Archer said.