The ACSM Exercise is Medicine® (EIM) Credential embodies the “Gold Standard” – an innovative, knowledgeable combination of fitness-focused healthcare that leads to improved overall wellness.
Fitness professionals who hold the credential are equipped to help create sustained lifestyle and behavioral changes for people with acute and chronic diseases.
ACSM EIM exercise professionals are certified or degreed in the field: they work closely with the health care community to promote collaboration between health care providers and exercise professionals. The result of this partnership is a closer relationship with clients who need fitness programming in order to change behaviors and reach stronger health outcomes.
ACSM EIM Credential holders have the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively develop, implement and lead exercise programs. They know how to navigate the health care system in order to create and cultivate patient relationships. Level II of the EIM Credential is the highest level that is focused on patients who have been cleared for exercise by a medical professional.
Darla O’Brien earned Level II EIM certification in 2016.