Exercise is Medicine Canada® (EIMC) Professional Network

for Exercise Professionals and Regulated Health Care Professionals

Exercise Professionals:
EIMC Recognition and Professional Network Membership is available to exercise professionals with a minimum 2-year university or college diploma level exercise science background. Exercise professionals may register for EIMC recognition at Level 1 or Level 2 based on their qualifications to work with patients at different risk levels. EIMC Recognized exercise professionals work within their current scope of practice.

Regulated Health Care Professionals:

Regulated health care professionals may join the EIMC Professional Network as Providers or Supporters:

Are Regulated health care professionals who can perform assessments, detailed exercise prescription, instruction, supervision, and referral as required (i.e., sport medicine physicians, chiropractors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and regulated kinesiologists in Ontario).

Provider Members:
  • Accept patient referrals from other health care professionals for continued physical activity counseling and prescription
  • Support the EIM philosophy
  • Ask every patient, every time about physical activity levels, and work with their patients to help them achieve their physical activity goals
  • Provide assessment, counseling strategies for behavior change, advice, and education about the importance of physical activity

Are Regulated health professionals who have, within their scope of practice, the ability to recommend physical activity and make referrals for more detailed exercise prescription and counselling (i.e., family physicians, specialist physicians, nurses, dieticians, and psychologists)

Supporter Members:
  • Support the EIM philosophy
  • Endeavor to ask every patient, every time about physical activity levels
  • Work with their patients to help them achieve their physical activity and health goals through education and referral for additional assessment and counselling.

Benefits of Membership

  • Enrollment in the EIMC Professional Network - a database of exercise and regulated health professionals who provide physical activity and exercise interventions with patients
  • EIMC Professional Network Newsletter
  • Use of the EIMC Professional Network logo and EIMC Membership level on your promotional materials
  • Official EIMC Professional Network Certificate