Slippery Rock University recognizes physical activity as a vital sign of health

Exercise is Medicine

Slippery Rock University recognizes physical activity as a vital sign of health

Exercise is Medicine

IMPROVING HEALTH THROUGH EXERCISE 

Slippery Rock University strives to promote wellness in the campus community through proactive measures. Physical Inactivity is a major contributor to the development of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type II diabetes, and certain types of cancer. A lack of physical activity is also linked with conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Fortunately, appropriate exercise can be implemented on a regular basis to reduce the risk of developing these diseases and conditions. 

Exercise is Medicine on Campus

Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) is a program initiative for universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. At Slippery Rock University we encourage faculty, staff, administration, and students to work together toward improving the health and well-being of the campus community.  We promote activity as part of a healthy culture on campus by encouraging the campus community to engage in regular physical activity, providing a variety of diverse opportunities to be active, and providing personalized exercise programs to help individuals reach their exercise goals.

Gold Level Recognition

Slippery Rock University is an officially registered Exercise is Medicine on Campus program and has earned Gold Level Recognition. Gold Level Recognition is achieved by taking steps to actively implement the physical activity vital sign of health.