What is ExerCYse?
ExerCYse is a Department of Kinesiology Outreach program that is working to advance the global 'Exercise is Medicine' (EIM). The goal of the EIM initiative is to increase visibility about the importance of physical activity and to advance the notion of exercise as a 'vital sign' in the medical community. Visit ExerciseIsMedicine.org to learn more about this important cause. Click here to see an ISU news story about our student-led ExerCYse programming.
ExerCYse at Iowa State University is officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as an Exercise is Medicine - On Campus (EIM-OC) program. We achieved Bronze status in 2015 and again in 2016. We are continuing to enhance the program over time and are pushing for Silver and Gold designations. Visit the Kinesiology Outreach link to learn more about the unique vision of EIM-OC and how our group is achieving this vision.
The ExerCYse program is powered by an ISU Student Group (ExerCYse) that plans, coordinates and promotes a variety of programs and events on campus and in the community. Programming is coordinated by a student-led Leadership Team that plans events and programs on campus and in the community. See the Ambassador Tab to learn more or the Student Org page to get involved (ExerCYse).
ExerCYse is Powered by GivePulse
Givepulse is the central Ambassador volunteer hub for all things ExerCYse! This hub provides our Ambassadors with a unique way of signing up to volunteer for events AND it also allows our Ambassadors to track their volunteer service over time! Students interested in ExerCYse should register through GivePulse.com and then join the ExerCYse group.
News and Photo Links
ExerCYse Time 2017 - ExerCYse is Medicine hosted its first ExerCYse Time of 2017 at Edwards Elementary School in Ames! Click HERE to see the video Cyclones TV created about ExerCYse Time!
ACES Day 2016 - The ExerCYse team held it's 3rd Annual ACES Day with the Ames Schools. Click HERE to see great photos of CY in action with the kids!
ExerCYse is Medicine wants to assist YOU with your next exercise or health-related event. We currently have over 200 ambassadors willing and ready to volunteer and benefit your cause. Please click HERE to find out more about what our program has to offer or click below to submit a request for volunteers.
ExerCYse Time is Underway!
The ExerCYse team has established a unique partnership with ISU athletes through the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) to provide opportunities for area youth to "exerCYse with ISU athletes." We also recently partnered with Ames Community School District to bring ExerCYse Time to an Ames school gym near you! Click HERE to learn more about ExerCYse Time and view the schedule of gym locations for the semester.
Personalized health coaching is now available through "CYdekicks"
The ExerCYse team has partnered with the ISU Student Wellness program to provide personalized health coaching for incoming ISU students. Students are paired with trained, upper division health coaches and are guided in ways to adopt and sustain healthy lifestyles. Click here for details or to register. Contact Katy Southard (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions.
We need your help to keep enhancing and expanding our programming. Donations to support ExerCYse can be made directly through a secure ISU Foundation ExerCYse link (All proceeds go to support ExerCYse).
Another way to show support for ExerCYse is to purchase an ExerCYse T-Shirt. Visit ISU Bookstore Page to purchase. (All proceeds go to support ExerCYse).
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