Exercise is Medicine On Campus Student Group

The goal of Exercise is Medicine On Campus is to increase awareness of physical activity and its associated health benefits in the Seattle University community. Exercise is Medicine also encourages the Student Health Center and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) to discuss physical activity and suggest students engage in physical activity as a way to improve their physical and psychological health. We currently have 8 student leaders who have been enthusiastically promoting this initiative. Some of the activities they have achieved doing their first year included:

  • designing materials that were placed around campus encouraging students to be physically active,
  • creating informational pamphlets for the student health center and CAPS regarding the physical and psychological health benefits of physical activity, and
  • planning an Exercise is Medicine Day that included a one mile walk on campus followed by 20 minutes of mindful yoga. 

The students have decided to officially register as a club for the 2019-2020 academic year and they hope to gain members outside of Kinesiology to increase the awareness of this initiative. They are excited to continuing planning events that encourage all members of the Seattle U community to be physically active!

If you are interested in being involved, please email Assistant Professor Erica Rauff.