A&M-Commerce Earns Third Consecutive Silver Distinction for Campus Wellness Efforts

Texas A&M-Commerce is one of only 145 universities and colleges worldwide recognized by Exercise is Medicine for its efforts to create a culture of wellness on campus.

The Exercise is Medicine on Campus (EIM-OC) leadership team at A&M-Commerce—including Dr. Vipa Bernhardt, John McQuillan and graduate students Chaehyun Byun and Ernesto Balderrama—earned silver-level distinction for the third consecutive year.

A&M-Commerce's efforts include promoting and generating awareness of the health benefits of physical activity and engaging students, faculty and staff in education initiatives. These efforts are part of a collaboration between the Department of Health and Human Performance and Campus Recreation. Exercise in Medicine is a community-impact initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine. Launched in 2014, EIM-OC challenges universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health and encourages faculty, staff and students to work together to improve the health and well-being of the campus community.

Featured photo by Denay Boyd | Texas A&M University-Commerce Office of Marketing and Communications.