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 Silver status in 2017 and are continuing to enhance the program over time and are pushing for Gold designation next. Visit the Kinesiology Outreach link to learn more about the unique vision of EIM-OC and how our group is achieving this vision.
With our vision comes an entire team. The ExerCYse is Medicine organization is powered by an ISU Student Group that plans, coordinates, and promotes a variety of programs and events both on campus and in the community. This group consists of a leadership team, ambassadors, and volunteers who work to plan and host events. Students are able to become ambassadors of the organization through volunteering and commitment.
Become an ambassador
We are always looking for more members to get involved and join us as we move forward with our initiative! Get started with ExerCYse is Medicine by following the button below to our ambassador page.
Sign up to receive the ExerCYse eNewsletter to keep informed about our efforts and to get updates on the national and international campaign. To see the entire archive of monthly newsletters, click the archive button below.
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.
Our SportTek dry-fit t-shirts make a comfortable and sleek addition to your attire. Stop by our ExerCYse is Medicine office anytime between 9am-3pm and grab yours for just $15. Our office is located in Forker 251. You can also purchase them through the ISU Bookstore either on campus or online by clicking the button below. A portion of your purchase will go towards continued health promotion activities at local schools, senior living facilities, and campus-wide activities!
Give pulse is the central Ambassador volunteer hub for all things ExerCYse! This hub provides our Ambassadors with a unique way signing up to volunteer for events and track their volunteer service over time. Students interested in ExerCYse should register through GivePulse.com and join the ExerCYse is Medicine group.
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from. Visit our Campus and Community tabs to explore the different events we hold among multiple populations.
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).
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.
ExerCYse Time a Big Hit!