Exercise is Medicine on Campus Partners

Department of Kinesiology and Health

Student Health

Recreation Services


Mission: The mission of EIM at Rutgers University, New Brunswick is to foster collaborative leadership on campus through the promotion of well-being through exercise and physical activity.

Vision: The vision of EIM at Rutgers University, New Brunswick is to see leaders across multiple disciplines promote, support, and engage the campus community in the value and participation of exercise as a medicine for chronic disease prevention and management.

EIM-OC at Rutgers, New Brunswick Steps to Better Health:

What if you could get a prescription to elevate your mood, reduce stress, manage your weight, and help prevent chronic pain?

Now you can and the prescription is Exercise!

Rutgers is providing you with your own personal Fitness Coach on campus for free!  All you have to do is make an appointment.

The Fitness Coach is there to guide you to reach your personal goals and start meeting the physical activity guidelines.  Whether you want to increase your physical activity or gain more strength, we are here to help you. The coach will also take you in the weight room and show you how to use the equipment and perform exercises.

Work with your EIM-OC Coach for the whole semester, or for a couple of weeks. It is up to you. You and your Coach will determine the best schedule to meet your goals. We are so excited to coach you on your fitness journey and hope you make an appointment today!

How to make an appointment? 

  1. Schedule an appointment on our website by clicking Book an Appointment or
  2. Make an appointment on the RUREC2GOAPP or website rec.rutgers.edu - appointments are scheduled under Programs > Fitness & Wellness (scroll down to see Fitness Coaching: EIM-OC) 


Benefits of Physical Activity to you:

Regular physical activity at the correct intensity is scientifically proven to reduce health risks for a number of chronic diseases.

  • Reduces the risk of heart disease by 40%
  • Reduces incidences of diabetes by about 50%
  • Reduces incidences of high blood pressure by about 50%
  • Reduces the risk of different types of cancers by 40-60%
    • Colon cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer
  • Reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by ⅓
  • Reduces levels of depression as effectively as medication and behavioral therapy

FIT Fact

4th leading cause of death globally: Physical Inactivity


Fitness Challenge: Oct 5th - Oct 30th. Let us bring fitness to you for EIM-OC month! Your goal? complete and record at least 150 minutes of intentional physical activity each week! (Open to all Rutgers affiliates). Join Now!

Tune in for live fitness classes from the comfort of your home! Follow along and stay fit.

Worrying that you will lose all your progress? All hope is not lost. Here is an at home workout plan you can follow according to your schedule.

Rutgers University has been recognized as a Gold Campus for its commitment to create a culture of wellness on campus and establish physical activity as a vital sign, linking health care and fitness professionals to provide a referral system for exercise prescription. View the certificate!

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