2014 ASEP Meeting

October 24-25, 2014

Hello ASEP State Presidents, Accredited Facility Faculty, Board of Directors, Board Certified Exercise Physiologists, ASEP Members, and all others interested in exercise physiology.

We have solidified the dates and place for our fall meeting. We will meet on October 24-25 this year and our conference center will be the US National Whitewater Center at 5000 Whitewater Center Parkway, Charlotte, NC.

We are currently working on the agenda of presenters, so if you are an academic EP, you can contact me if you and/or your students would like to present.

For all state presidents, please begin to get the word out in your circles to boost attendance. We have blocked rooms for reservation at the Fairfield Inn Charlotte Northlake and negotiated a group rate of $88/night for either single king room or a 2 queen bed room. Call (704)509-0123 for reservations under the “ASEP Group”.

Our agenda to this point is to start the "Meeting" Friday the 24th at 1 pm so arriving in the morning is possible. The scheduled conference will end Saturday by 1 pm so departure is possible Saturday afternoon. Attendees who wish to stay through Sunday will have access to a few activities scheduled around the Whitewater Center by our host, Dr. Sarju Raiyani.

I’m looking forward to a great Meeting this year. Please consider attending and presenting, especially those of you who are practicing in the field … we would like to see and hear how your practice is affecting your clients and things you have learned along the way!

The Registration Form and the Presentation/Abstract Form with instructions can be obtained by clicking on 2014 ASEP Meeting

Also, please reply to this announcement by contacting me should you have questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Shane Paulson, MA, EPC, ASEP President, shane@phpswellness.com

ASEP Mission Statement

The American Society of Exercise Physiologists, the professional organization representing and promoting the profession of exercise physiology, is committed to the professional development of exercise physiology, its advancement, and the credibility of exercise physiologists.

What is Exercise Physiology?

Exercise Physiology is the identification of physiological mechanisms underlying physical activity and regular exercise, the comprehensive delivery of treatment services concerned with the analysis, improvement, and maintenance of physical and mental health and fitness, the rehabilitation of heart disease and other diseases and/or disabilities, and the professional guidance and counsel of athletes and others interested in athletics and sports training.

The Introduction to Exercise Physiology text is endorsed by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). For more information about exercise physiology as a healthcare profession, go straight to Jones and Bartlett Publishing or click on any number of Internet sites such as Introduction to Exercise Physiology.

Who is an Exercise Physiologist?

Exercise Physiologist is a healthcare professional who has either an academic degree in exercise physiology or an academic degree that is related to exercise physiology and has passed the ASEP Exercise Physiologist Certified, EPC exam and, therefore, is certified by ASEP to practice exercise physiology.

The Exercise Physiologist's Practice

Establishing and implementing standards of practice are major functions of a professional organization. The purpose of the standards is to describe the responsibilities for which exercise physiologists are accountable. The Exercise Physiology Practice promotes health and wellness, prevents illness and disability, restores health and well-being, and helps athletes reach their potential in sports training and performance.

Exercise Physiologists -- Not Personal "Trainers"

Society is full of "personal trainers." They may or may not have a college degree. Often, they can earn a certification from any one of numerous organizations that do not meet qualifications set by the ASEP Board of Certification. People need regular exercise. After all, exercise medicine should be prescribed by Board Certified Exercise Physiologists.

A Board Certified Exercise Physiologist is a person who has passed the ASEP Exercise Physiologist Certified exam. EPCs are held accountable to the ASEP Code of Ethics and the Exercise Physiologist's Standards of Practice.

"Professional Distinction with Board Certification"

ASEP is important for many reasons, but one in particular is to promote the professional development of exercise physiology. Hence, implicit within the ASEP web pages is the notion that exercise physiology is a healthcare profession. The bulk of the epidemiologic evidence and the scientific papers by exercise physiologists support the health benefits of regular exercise. Moreover, it is clear that an active lifestyle protects from many diseases. Now, with the ASEP Board Certification as the gold standard for exercise physiologists, the supervision, safety, and care of clients are increasingly evident throughout the public sector.

Personal trainers may or may not have a college degree and, if they do, the degree may or may not be in a related field. They are not qualified to earn the EPC degree. Therefore, they can neither be held accountable to the exercise physiology Code of Ethics nor practice exercise physiology.

ASEP: A True Vision!

"Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is a process. Working together is success." -- Henry Ford

Professional exercise physiologists have a responsibility to create change in their professional arenas, whether that is in the clinical area, education, administration, business, or research. Personal attention, role modeling, precepting, and mentoring are all critical to sharing values and career goals and other important professional matters, including but not limited to, accreditation, board certification, and standards of practice.

Exercise physiologists are recognized as healthcare professionals, which is certainly different from the old version of an exercise specialist, trainer, or fitness instructor. Exercise physiologists serve their clients in diverse career venues and practices. This kind of responsibility requires a credible certification that reflects professionalism, protects the public, and strengthens the profession.


The textbook entitled Introduction to Exercise Physiology is endorsed by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) as the study guide for the ASEP Board Certification exam (EPC). For information to purchase the book, go to Jones and Bartlett Learning . To place an order please visit Introduction to Exercise Physiology. or call 1-800-832-0034. Click here for sample pages of the Table of Contents Samples

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