It’s Always Wise to Exercise!

What is Exercise is Medicine?

Exercise 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 to learn more about this important cause.

Exercise at Iowa State University has been officially recognized by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) as an Exercise is Medicine – On Campus (EIM-OC) program since 2015 and now has ‘Silver’ status.

The Exercise program is powered by an Iowa State Student Group (Exercise is Medicine at ISU) that plans, coordinates and promotes a variety of programs and events on campus and in the community. A team of undergraduate and graduate students work as the “Exercise Leaders” and they coordinate the activities of a larger group of undergraduate “Exercise Ambassadors” who contribute to the various lines of programming on campus and in the community. Students interested in joining the Exercise Ambassador network are encouraged to reach out to the leadership team by sending an email to For additional information about Exercise please contact the faculty coordinator, Dr. Greg Welk.

Support the Exercise Initiative

If you would like to see the Iowa State Exercise program continue to grow and thrive, please consider donating directly through this ISU Foundation link set up specifically for Exercise –

Also, please consider purchasing an Exercise shirt to show your support for Exercise. All proceeds go to enhancing campus and community programming. Exercise T-shirts are also available for sale at the University Bookstore.

Need More Information?

Greg Welk

103e Forker Building
534 Wallace Road
Ames, IA 50011-4008