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October is Exercise is Medicine-On Campus month

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

For the third year, the Department of Kinesiology and the Kinesiology Student Association (KSA) will be bringing the global health initiative started by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), Exercise Is Medicine- On Campus (EIM-OC), to K-State in October. ACSM has designated October as EIM-OC month.  Exercise is Medicine- On Campus is a program calling upon universities and colleges to engage in the promotion of physical activity as a vital sign of health, and encourages faculty, staff and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community.  Earlier this month, President Myers signed a proclamation declaring October as Exercise is Medicine- On Campus month at Kansas State University.

The kinesiology department and KSA will host different activities for students, faculty and staff throughout the month. Participants can look forward to health and fitness assessments as well as the annual campus walk which will feature Willie the Wildcat and a prize giveaway. Dr. Paddy Ekkekakis, will also present the lecture “The litmus test for achieving integration in Kinesiology? Developing interdisciplinary exercise prescription guidelines and physical activity recommendations

For more information on EIM-OC, please contact Lauren McDaniel at lmcdan@ksu.edu.

Full schedule of events:

  • Wednesday, October 16th
    • Free Health/Fitness Assessments,
    • 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Bosco Plaza Terrace
  • Friday, October 18th
    • EIM-OC/Kinesiology Department Distinguished Lecture, Dr. Panteleimon (Paddy) Ekkekakis, “The litmus test for achieving integration in Kinesiology? Developing interdisciplinary exercise prescription guidelines and physical activity recommendations”
    • 10:30 a.m., Forum Hall
  • Thursday, October 31st
    • EIM-OC Campus Walk with raffle to follow
    • 12:30 p.m., Starts at Justin Hall, walk to Ahearn Fieldhouse

This article was posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and is filed under College News, Kinesiology.