Links to A.C.S.M. and other Physical Activity Resources:
American College of Sports Medicine
Exercise is Medicine
National Association for Health and Fitness: The Network of State and Governor's Councils
Colorado Governor's Council for Physical Fitness
"Exercise is Medicine™"
A National call for Health Care Reform
As health care costs continue to skyrocket, the need for new approaches to preventive medicine increases. Increasing physical activity levels in the population has the potential to prevent disease and disability and create enormous savings in health care costs. The TCM College of Sports Medicine, will be working through the NAHF Network of Governors Councils, and State Coalitions, to help implement the ACSM’s “Exercise is Medicine” initiative, to increase physical activity levels in the United States.
”Exercise is Medicine™”
“Exercise is Medicine” is an initiative of the American College of Sports Medicine, in partnership with the A.M.A., the NAHF Network of Governor’s Council’s and State Coalitions, the Colorado Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and the TCM College of Sports Medicine. The purpose of the ACSM’s “Exercise is Medicine” initiative, is to make physical activity and exercise a standard part of medical treatment in the United States. This will lead to substantial savings in health care costs. The TCM College, has a particular interest in studying the role of Traditional Chinese Medicine, in healthy lifestyle behavior change.
ACSM’S Guiding principles
A Network of Health Promotion Partners
We would like to invite you to become part of a network of physicians, healthcare providers, community organizations and fitness professionals, who support the idea that “Exercise is Medicine.” We would also like you to become a community resource and to help with public education. We are creating an active, healthy, lifestyle referral system in Colorado to provide links between health care providers and patients with community based physical activity programs. We need to teach people that “Exercise is Medicine, “ and then link them with referrals to qualified fitness programs, in their own community.
“Shape Up Colorado”, Community Health Education
Working with these health promotion partners we will set up a series of, “Exercise is Medicine” community seminars. Participants will be informed of the importance of using exercise as medicine,encouraged to talk to their doctor about “Exercise is Medicine” and given a physical activity screen, counseling, and, referrals to community level, and professional exercise programs.
“The Oxford Study” Health Promotion Research
Founded in 2006 at the Oxford Roundtable, The “Oxford study” is an ongoing research project into healthy lifestyle, behavior change. We will be collecting data on the effects of “Exercise is Medicine” on healthy lifestyle behavior. The results with be reported at the 2010 ACSM Health and Fitness Summit in Austin Texas, the annual meeting of the NAHF Network of Governors Councils and State Coalitions and will be presented for debate at the Oxford Roundtable, “Health and Nutrition” debates in 2010, at Oxford University in England.
A Barefoot Doctor’s
Learn the Ancient Healing Secrets of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Barefoot Doctor “chijiao yisheng” is a time honored tradition in China. A Barefoot Doctor is one who is interested in learning to heal themselves and others. Using exercise, food, herbs and massage as medicine for over 5000 years, the barefoot doctor was the primary resource in the community for healthy lifestyle counseling, and physical activity programs.
Medical Qi Gong, Teachers Training and Certification Program
Get the professional edge by becoming a certified personal trainer (ACSM) and Medical Qi Gong practitioner and teacher. Training in Medical Qi Gong and exercise science offers an opportunity for a fulfilling career, that combines ancient wisdom and modern science. Imagine thousands of years of medical wisdom at your fingertips. Be on the cutting edge, as modern science goes a long way toward illuminating the rich power and profound roots of these ancient teachings,
Admission and program options
The program is open to students of all levels, with a sincere desire to learn. Participants in the program receive credit toward a Certificate in Medical Qi Gong awarded by the TCM College of Sports Medicine. You may also continue on to an advanced certification by the American College of Sports Medicine.
Students receive hands on practical experience in teaching and conducting Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes, Medical Qi Gong, Personal Training, diet, nutrition and physical activity counseling. With a certification from the American College of Sports Medicine, students are qualified to work in a wide variety of settings. Students can work in hospital settings, recreation centers, private health and fitness clubs. With the addition of a certificate and specialty in Medical Qi Gong students will have a greatly expanded toolbox of skills to help clients achieve their health goals.
Oxford Style Tutoring
Learn to help others while learning at your own pace. The college sponsors lectures, and students meet weekly with their tutor to develop an individualized program to develop the skills you need while working at your own pace.
Location and hours
Practicums are completed at various community based classes, giving practical hands on experience in real life situations. Tutoring sessions are conducted at the TCM College Clinic at 1529 York St. #1 Denver Co. 80206, by arrangement with the tutor.
Cost and Work Study
Work study opportunities are available for qualifying students.
In Colorado, Contact Joe Brady 303.744.7676
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