Clayton State University was recognized among 60 other colleges and universities for its participation in the EIM on Campus program sponsored by the Exercise is Medicine® organization.
EIM applauded the colleges and universities for promoting physical activity as a vital sign of health in their campus community. The awards were given out in May as part of the 2017 Exercise is Medicine® World Congress, held in conjunction with the American College of Sports Medicine’s Annual Meeting.
Clayton State fosters many health and fitness activities throughout the school year, including free health screening for students and free personal training opportunities for community members.
The University also participates in Healthy Campus week, a week in which college campuses around the nation conduct specific activities to further physical and mental health amongst its students.
“Each of these campuses has made a difference at their school by making physical activity a priority,” said Dr. Carena Winters, chair of the Exercise is Medicineâ on Campus program. "These college and university leaders are making movement a part of the daily campus culture and providing students the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that will benefit them throughout their life.”
In addition to being recognized by Exercise is Medicine® , Clayton State's Health and Fitness Management Department will receive its first CoAES accreditation this summer.