The Role of Physical Therapy in Exercise is Medicine: A Collaborative Symposium With the ACSM
Section: Sports PT Section
Session Code: SP-1A-7612
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
Room: Stars at Night Ballroom 1
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Basic
The Exercise is Medicine (EIM) initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is a global solution to promote physical activity assessment, prescription, and referral through the health delivery system. This symposium will inform physical therapists of EIM and present opportunities for them to serve as key providers within the initiative. Members of APTA and ACSM will discuss important topics such as education, scope of practice, and credentialing. We will provide information on how physical therapist professional education prepares students to meet certain levels of the EIM credential. We will then review how physical therapists can optimally be integrated into the EIM model, highlighting lessons learned, as well as future opportunities for physical therapists as key members of EIM in the community setting. Finally, a moderated panel by APTA President Sharon Dunn will discuss how EIM affects the profession.
1. Describe the Exercise is Medicine? initiative and the key strategies for its integration as a vital sign in the health service delivery system.
2. Describe the 3 levels of the Exercise is Medicine? credential and the requirements to meet that level.
3. Analyze the aspects of physical therapist professional education that would qualify them for meeting certain levels of the Exercise is Medicine? credential.
4. Identify how physical therapists can integrate Exercise is Medicine? into their daily practice.
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