Exercise is Medicine - On Campus at Princeton University

Exercise is Medicine® On Campus (EIM-OC) is a global initiative with participation by more than 220 colleges and universities in 38 countries, including Princeton University.  The common goal of the program is for every student to graduate with better health and fitness than when they began; to become knowledgeable and passionate advocates for the benefits of regular physical activity; and to work toward the systematic assessment and promotion of physical activity within health care.  EIM-OC helps all students understand the connection between exercise, health and academic success as well as provides hands-on, experiential learning. These are just a few of the ways that Princeton University engages its campus community:

  • Making movement a part of the daily campus culture
  • Assessing physical activity at every student health visit
  • Providing students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime
  • Connecting university health care providers with university health fitness specialists to provide a referral system for exercise prescription.

Princeton University EIM-OC Leadership Team:

  • Jessica Ward - Advisor (Director, Campus Recreation)
  • Calvin Chin, Ph.D. - Health Care Professional (Director, Counseling and Psychological Services)
  • Matt Brzycki - Health Fitness Professional (Assistant Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness, Campus Recreation)
  • Emma Chang '23 - Student Representative (Student Building Manager, Campus Recreation)
  • Oliwia Morska '24 - Student Representative (Student Building Manager, Campus Recreation)

2021 Mascot Video Challenge: "Reunited in Movement"

Video Credits

  • Zi Liu ’24 – Campus Rec Marketing Assistant – Main Producer/Editor, Voiceover, Writer
  • Justice Chukwuma ’22 – featured as the Princeton Tiger Mascot
  • Maria Lauron-Ramos – Video Project Director, Writer
  • Sarah Shouvlin – Capturing videos of Men’s & Women’s Rugby
  • Colt Murphy – leading the program & providing resources about EIM-OC
  • Athletics Marketing & External Relations - providing Tiger Mascot suit