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April 26, 2022

MSU earns Exercise is Medicine® gold-level recognition for seventh year in a row

Michigan State University is one of only 73 universities and colleges around the world to earn gold-level designation from the Exercise is Medicine® program for its efforts to create a culture of health and well-being on campus.

This is the seventh year in a row that MSU’s Exercise is Medicine On Campus (EIM-OC) program has earned the gold designation.

To earn gold, schools must have a referral system in place between health care providers and certified fitness professionals as part of medical treatment; education initiatives that engage students, faculty and staff; encourage movement as part of the daily campus culture; and promote awareness of the health benefits of physical activity.

Keith Nelson, director of Student Health Services at MSU, said said earning the gold designation supports the university’s commitment to sustainable health strategies.

“As a physician, I am proud to know that one of the key pillars of the university’s academic strategic plan is sustainable health,” said Nelson. “We’re becoming more focused on preventative health measures like physical activity that can benefit students during and after college, as well as provide faculty and staff on-campus opportunities to improve their well-being.”

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