Drayson Center swimmers

Loma Linda University has received the “Exercise is Medicine–On Campus” initiative’s Gold-level recognition from the American College of Sports Medicine, ACSM’s highest level distinction, affirming the university is at the forefront of using exercise as a form of treatment and improving lifestyle.

The EIM–OC initiative promotes the use of more exercise methods to treat disease.

“This recognition demonstrates that Loma Linda University is a leader in physical activity assessment and promotion on campus,” said Kimberly Knowlton, DrPH, MSPT, director of LLUH’s Drayson Center, a health, wellness, and recreation facility. “We are so proud that we’re a part of this movement to make exercise a standard in improving the health and lifestyle of our students, faculty, and staff at Loma Linda University.”

Knowlton and her team are committed to monitoring progress and attaining ACSM’s Gold level of recognition every year. Several members of the Drayson Center team will be present for the awards ceremony in Boston on May 29 at the ACSM annual conference.

Knowlton said Drayson Center staff members are developing new events and activities that promote healthy lifestyles, including new classes, sports competitions, and offering more lifestyle and nutrition consultations.