Healthy lifestyle choices


News Brief: NYIT Recognized by ACSM for Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

June 21, 2018

In early June, Joanne Donoghue, Ph.D., assistant professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, NYITCOM, represented NYIT at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. During the conference, Donoghue accepted a Bronze Level Exercise Is Medicine® on Campus (EIMOC) award on behalf of NYIT in recognition of several healthy lifestyle initiatives implemented at the Old Westbury campus.

EIMOC is an ACSM campaign that calls upon universities and colleges to promote physical activity as a vital sign of health. The ACSM recognizes colleges that make movement a part of the daily campus culture, assess physical activity at every student health visit, and provide students with the tools necessary to strengthen healthy physical activity habits that can last a lifetime.

NYIT campus initiatives that contributed to this award included NYITCOM’s Fit Physician program, NYITCOM Running with the VP/Walking with the Dean, a 2017 nutritional lecture series, calorie count information in the Riland café, and the opening of the de Seversky Wellness Gym for meditation and fitness classes.