ACSM: Exercise Is Medicine (EIM)—From Doctor to Trainer to Client Success!

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Description

Ask any doctor about exercise and they'll say patients don't get enough. Ask any fitness professional, and some will say doctors don't know how to advise patients about exercise. Enter EIM, a global health initiative from the American College of Sports Medicine that connects doctors to fitness professionals for the benefit of getting patients the exercise guidance they need. Learn how the EIM program prompts physicians to prescribe exercise when designing treatment plans, which includes referring patients to qualified fitness professionals as a routine part of their health care.

Available Course Credits

AASFP
0.20
ACE
0.20
ACSM
2.00
ACTION
0.20
AFAA
2.00
AFPA
2.00
CHEK
2.00
CI
2.00
FAI
2.00
IFPA
2.00
ISSA
2.00
ISTA
0.20
NAFC
0.20
NASM
0.20
NCSF
1.00
NESTA
0.20
NETA
2.00
NFPT
0.25
NSPA
2.00
PAI
2.00
PTAG
2.00
PTIA
2.00
REPS NZ
1.50
REPs UAE
2.00
W.I.T.S.
2.00

Learning Objectives

  1. List the health benefits of being physically active in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  2. Define the mission and vision of the Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Global Health Initiative to reduce the prevalence of noncommunicable diseases.
  3. Explain ways that physical activity can be integrated into the healthcare system to be connected to existing community resources.
  4. Explain why one-third of the world’s population does not engage in recommended levels of physical activity, leading to substantial health and economic burdens.
  5. Describe why higher levels of physical activity are associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular and other noncommunicable diseases, independent of blood pressure and other known cardiovascular disease risk factors.
  6. Outline why the healthcare sector offers resources that can help with physical activity counseling, referral to fitness professionals, and the delivery of programs for purposes of primordial, primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

Course Content

ACSM: Exercise Is Medicine (EIM)—From Doctor to Trainer to Client Success!
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About the Author

Grace DeSimone

Grace DeSimone IDEA Author/Presenter

Grace DeSimone is the National Director of Group Fitness for Plus One Health Management, an Optum Company in New York City. She has over 30 years experience in the industry and holds a degree in Dance Education. She is an ACSM certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. Grace is the Editor for ACSMs Resource manual for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW 2011) http://www.informz.net/acsm/archives/archive_1329241.html

Robert Sallis, MD

Robert Sallis, MD IDEA Author/Presenter

Robert E. Sallis, MD, FACSM, is a family physician practicing at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fontana, California, where he also serves as co-director of their sports medicine fellowship program. He is a past president of the American College of Sports Medicine and currently sits as chair of the Exercise Is Medicine® program. Dr. Sallis is the physician spokesperson for the Every Body Walk! campaign and is board certified in family medicine. He also holds a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine.

Walt Thompson, PhD

Walt Thompson, PhD IDEA Author/Presenter

Walter R. Thompson, PhD, FACSM, is the associate dean of graduate studies and research, as well as a tenured regents’ professor of kinesiology and health within the College of Education and Human Development and School of Public Health at Georgia State University. Thompson has been the chairman of the ACSM committee on certification and education, the ACSM American Fitness Index™, the ACSM publications committee, and the founding chairman of the committee on accreditation for the exercise sciences for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.