2019 Summit – Closing the Gap
2019 Summit – Closing the Gap

ACSM's 2019 International Health & Fitness Summit Video CEC: Closing the Gap on Seamless Referrals from Doctors in Your Community

By Elizabeth A. Joy, M.D., M.P.H., Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT; Walter R. Thompson, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA; and June E. Kahn, June Kahn's Bodyworks, LLC, Louisville, CO

Physical activity and exercise are integral in the promotion of wellness and the prevention and treatment of diseases and should be a routine part of every patient visit. But, ask doctors about exercise and they likely will say their patients don't get enough; ask health clubs and fitness professionals and they complain that doctors don't know how to effectively direct patients to them. This session will provide the essentials of how health clubs can become powerfully connected with the healthcare community thereby empowering them in not only providing a valuable service but also creating more clients and customers.

Learning Objectives

1. Physical activity can be integrated into the health care systems and be connected to existing community resources seamlessly

2. Community resources can be used effectively for people with a variety of special needs and produce new sources of income

3. The healthcare sector offers a variety of resources that can help with referrals for special needs patients and for patients that want to become physically active


This course includes an online video from ACSM’s Health & Fitness Summit and a corresponding online quiz.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes all videos, quizzes, and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quizzes).

No substitutions will be allowed for this CEC course.

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Available Course Credits

ACSM 3.00

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