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FAU Receives Proclamation from Mayor on Behalf of ‘Exercise is Medicine’ Event

BOCA RATON, FL (June 7, 2010) – The department of exercise science and health promotion (ESHP) in Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education recently received a proclamation from Boca Raton Mayor Susan Whelchel at the “Exercise is Medicine” event which recently took place at FAU’s Arena, Boca Raton campus.  The program offered exercise, fitness information, testing and social interaction for FAU students, faculty, staff and local community members on behalf of Exercise is Medicine Month.

 FAU Interim President John Pritchett, as well as Sue Graves, chair of the ESHP department, were on-hand to accept the proclamation.  Whelchel’s proclamation encouraged “all citizens to participate in activities and observances relating to Exercise is Medicine Month in the interests of better health and quality of life for all.”

            Exercise is Medicine, an initiative founded by the American College of Sports Medicine, is focused on encouraging primary care physicians and other health care providers to include exercise when designing treatment plans for patients.

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