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

by Walt Thompson, PhD, Grace DeSimone and Robert Sallis, MD

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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.

About the Author

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.

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)

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.