CSEP Supports Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC)

What is EIMC?

Exercise is Medicine® Canada (EIMC) is an initiative to support a healthy active lifestyle for all Canadians. Its programs are based on abundant evidence that physical activity and exercise reduce the risk, prevalence and severity of chronic disease.


The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) launched EIM in Canada in 2012 and hosted EIMC through an agreement with the American College of Sports Medicine until 2017. EIMC is now self-governed and CSEP strongly supports the initiative and EIMC in the following ways:

– CSEP has a representative on the EIMC National Advisory Council;

– CSEP helps with the development, production and distribution of resources;

– CSEP holds events associated with EIMC at its own annual meeting;

– CSEP provides a resource base of experts for consultation; and

– CSEP provides some administrative support and communications.

CSEP also supports the collaborative efforts of EIMC in building a network of organizations and professionals that aligns with the EIM mission and vision, and encourages CSEP members to become EIMC Professional Network members.

What are the benefits to being an EIMC Professional Network member?

The objectives of EIMC are to help health care providers assess, counsel and prescribe physical activity in health care and to create connections to support Canadians to achieve improved health through activity.

Through its Professional Network, EIMC supports the connection of Qualified Exercise Professionals (QEPs), such as CSEP Clinical Exercise Physiologists™ (CSEP-CEP) and CSEP Certified Personal Trainers® (CSEP-CPT) with healthcare providers.

The following benefits come with an EIMC Professional Network membership:

  • Healthcare professional recognition

    The EIMC Professional Network brings together regulated health care professions and EIMC Recognized Exercise Professionals as part of the movement to change the way healthcare is delivered and chronic disease is prevented, treated and managed in Canada. When Physicians are looking for an exercise professional to help a patient manage their condition, EIMC can help identify you as a Qualified Exercise Professional.

  • Resources

    As an EIMC Professional Network member, you will have access to resources you can use in your practice such as the Older Adult Screening Tools and the EIMC Professional Resource Package. You will have access to selected research articles, educational webinars and a prescription series to keep you on the cutting edge of exercise application.

  • Professional Network

    Being a part of a larger professional community. Being a part of EIMC provides you a community where you can gain knowledge from other practitioners to get different perspectives on client management.

For more information, please visit exerciseismedicine.ca.