From the Editor-in-Chief . . .
The American College of Sports Medicine supports a major
initiative “Exercise is Medicine,” including “Exercise is Medicine- on Campus,”
(EIM-OC) to address the issue of young adult inactivity on college and
university campuses. Young adulthood is a time of declining physical activity
that likely persists with aging. EIM-OC uses a team of individuals to promote
physical activity through various means such as providing pertinent information
and organizing clubs and events, hosting research meetings, soliciting support
from administration, etc. Although EIM-OC is well intended, like all programs
it is important to evaluate if it indeed is implemented adequately and provides
intended outcomes. Bopp and colleagues have surveyed Existing EIM-OC
institutions to determine the extent of implementation and potential impact.
Items include institution characteristics, awareness, social media, activities,
integration with campus health care systems, partner relationships, and others.
Thus, this study offers a view to the extent the EIM-OC program has been
implemented and the types of activities being offered. It should provide
guidance to institutions who are considering the incorporation of EIM-OC
regarding the areas of greatest success as well as likely barriers and
The Translational Journal of The American College of Sports
Medicine welcomes submission of research and policy that translates science to practice.
**Notice/Abstract Submission- please see authors can now
indicate their research as translational. Furthermore, notice the translational
research abstract competition under Travel Awards.
Joseph E. Donnelly, EdD, FACSM