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Exercise is Medicine-On Campus Program

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences congratulates Eugene Fitzhugh of Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies.  Fitzhugh, working with Becky Morgan and Spencer Gregg of the Student Health Center and Theresa Ezell of RecSports are working to implement an Exercise is Medicine-On Campus Program. The program recently received a “gold medal” rating from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

American College of Sports Medicine LogoIn this initiative, physicians at the UT Student Health Center assess students’ levels of activity using a 2-item questionnaire called the “Physical Activity Vital Sign”.  This is routinely done at office visits, and the data are entered into the medical record system.  Students who do not meet the 150-minutes-per-week exercise goal will be referred to the Center for Physical Activity and Health, where they will receive physical activity counseling from Kinesiology students who are trained to give them ideas and resources to get moving.

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