Exercise is Medicine®: A Global Health Initiative
The vision of Exercise is Medicine® (EIM), a global health initiative managed by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), is to make physical activity assessment and promotion a standard in clinical care, connecting health care with evidence-based physical activity resources for people everywhere and of all abilities.
EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.
Exercise is Medicine® (SA) Accreditation:
One of the main aims of EIM over the world is to get healthcare providers to monitor exercise habits, similar to recording vital signs in all patients.
Understand the benefits of regular exercise in the prevention and management of a broad spectrum of diseases, and to give them the means to prescribe it or refer to the appropriate fitness professional.
Wherever this has been introduced into healthcare systems, it has already had profound effects on health promotion and cost!
9 CORE Modules
The Exercise is Medicine Accreditation has 9 CORE Modules. The entire accreditation can be purchased or purchased in a modular format over an 18 month period. Completion of all 9 Core modules within 18 months is required in order to achieve the Accreditation.
|Full Accreditation (Modules 1-9)
|Module 1: Exercise is Medicine: Benefits & Solutions
|Module 2: Pre-Participation Screening
|Module 3: Physical Activity Assessment
|Module 4: Exercise Prescription for Health, Asymptomatic
|Module 5: Exercise is Medicine for Hypertension
|Module 6: Exercise is Medicine for Type II Diabetes
|Module 7: Exercise is Medicine for Pregnancy
|Module 8: Exercise is Medicine for Older Adults
|Module 9: Exercise is Medicine for Mental Illnesses and Depression
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The Exercise is Medicine Accreditation is open to all Health Care Providers and Qualified Fitness Professionals.
WITS GEMP Exercise is Medicine AccreditationR2,250.00
Exercise is Medicine for Mental Illness: DepressionR750.00
Exercise is Medicine for Older AdultsR750.00
Exercise is Medicine for PregnancyR750.00
Exercise is Medicine for DiabetesR750.00
Exercise is Medicine for HypertensionR750.00
Physical Activity AssessmentR750.00
Exercise Prescription for Health; AsymptomaticR750.00
Exercise is Medicine South Africa: Benefits and SolutionsR0.00
Find a Fitness Professional or Health Care Provider with an Exercise is Medicine Accreditation near you!
Accredited FITNESS Professionals in South Africa
|Virgin Active Paarl
|Johannes William van der Walt
Accredited HEALTH CARE Professionals in South Africa
|Maggie P. Da Silva- Turkovic
|Mandie le Roux
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