Richard B. Kreider, PhD, EPC, FASEP
Board of Directors Meeting
The BOD met on the eve of the 5th
National ASEP conference in Sacramento, CA to discuss a variety of issues.
The first order of business was to discuss election of new officers.
The BOD voted unanimously to consider nominations and vote on a President
and President Elect. I am pleased to inform you that Steve Jungbauer,
MA, MBA, FASEP, EPC has been elected by the BOD as our next ASEP President.
As you may know, Steve has been intimately involved in ASEP at the state
and national levels particularly related to licensure efforts. He
will no doubt bring strong leadership and management skills to ASEP as
we move forward.
The BOD also decided to vote on a
President-elect. The rationale was to help spread the administrative
workload and provide some time for new presidents to learn how ASEP is
I am happy to inform you that Darryn
Willoughby, PhD, FACSM, FASEP, EPC, CSCS has been elected President-elect.
He will serve as an assistant to the President this year and then the President
of ASEP in 2004-2005. Finally, the BOD also elected Mike Greenwood,
PhD, CSCS*D and Paula Papanek, PhD, PT, ATC as members of the BOD.
Please join me in welcoming these fine professionals to leadership positions
The BOD also approved an amendment
to the ASEP Bylaws that will implement a new process for electing the 2005-2006
ASEP President. This will involve having the BOD review the credentials
of individuals nominated to serve in leadership positions and finalizing
a slate of candidates. Information about the candidates will then
be posted online for members to review and vote. The candidate with
the majority of votes will then be named by the BOD as the President-Elect.
Members of the BOD feel that this is an important step in helping ASEP
The BOD approved moving the administration
office of the EPC examination to Baylor University under my direction.
My hope is that this move will help reduce the administrative load on the
national office and make it easier for candidates to obtain their EPC.
Dr. Robergs and Dr. Boone provided
a report to the BOD regarding the status of JEP Online and PEP Online.
JEP Online is continuing to grow in stature with over 45 manuscripts submitted
last year. The BOD discussed and approved providing some funds for
administrative assistance to Dr. Robergs. It also suggested
that a submission fee may be instituted to help defray administrative expenses.
Members of the BOD agreed to provide additional support to PEP Online through
submission of articles and encouragement of ASEP members to submit articles
related to the professional practice and issues of EP’s.
Steve Jungbauer provided a short
description of the status of licensure efforts. He indicated that
Indiana and Minnesota are the closest to submission of licensure bills
and that he intends to help facilitate licensure efforts as the ASEP President.
I provided a brief update regarding
recent research efforts of ASEP. Due to the efforts of Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss,
several student research awards and/or scholarships have been funded.
First, Worldwide Sports Nutrition & Met-Rx provided a $250 award for
the best student paper and presentation made at the 2003 ASEP National
meeting. This year’s recipient was Derek Marks from the University
of New Mexico for his paper entitled “The Oxygen Cost of Ventilation and
Its Effect on the VO2 Plateau”. Second, the Pinnacle Institute of
Health & Human Performance has provided $1,000 for two student research
grant awards. Finally, Twinlab has agreed to provide five $1,000
stipends to support doctoral student research among ASEP members.
Application information for these grants and awards will be available soon
on the ASEP web page. It is my view, that this type of support
is critical to support our students and research efforts.
The BOD also discussed continued
efforts to increase external sponsorship and support for ASEP. While
ASEP clearly does not endorse sponsors or its products, the BOD feels it
is important to find ways to financially support ASEP and the national
meeting. This year, ASEP received external sponsorship from the Center
of Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health Research at Baylor University
to pay expenses to invite Dr. Mike Stone from the USOC Olympic Training
Center to be the keynote speaker at the 5th National ASEP conference.
It also received very generous support from the Pinnacle Institute of Health
& Human Performance to pay for refreshment breaks and two luncheons
during the national meeting. This support was critical to be able
to financially manage the national conference. We would like to thank
these organizations for their generous support and encourage other groups
to consider supporting ASEP through its education, accreditation, certification,
and research efforts.
In my mind, although small, the
5th National ASEP meeting was a very interesting, productive, and successful
event. It brought together a cohort of key individuals to discuss
the latest professional issues and research of interest to EP’s.
It allowed for an open and honest discussion about many issues EP’s face
on a day to day basis. It also provided a relaxed atmosphere for
professionals to discuss various issues. I would like to thank Dr.
Daryl Parker from California State University – Sacramento for his hospitality
and assistance in putting on this meeting. I would also like to thank
all of the individuals who attended this event. I encourage you to
begin to make plans for the next national ASEP meeting which will be held
April 1-3, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Steve Jungbauer has lined
up an excellent site and will serve as our host. Please plan to attend
and support ASEP.
A Time of
It has been my distinct honor to
serve you and our profession as President of ASEP over the last year and
a half. ASEP has developed into an important voice for exercise physiologists.
It is has forged the groundwork for professionalizing our field through
development of a scope of practice, academic accreditation programs, and
Board Certification. It has developed high quality journals for exercise
physiologists to publish their research in a timely manner and discuss
professional issues in an open and frank forum. It has encouraged and supported
exercise physiologists to organize and develop state organizations in order
to pursue licensure. It has also given hope to practicing exercise
physiologists that one day our work will be legally and professionally
recognized in the health-care profession in a similar way as our colleagues
in athletic training, physical therapy, dietetics, and nursing.
As I look back, I am thankful for
the efforts of many dedicated individuals and am pleased that we have moved
ASEP forward in number of ways. I am proud that during my tenure,
ASEP members have:
I am very proud of these and many other
accomplishments that have been realized during my Presidency. I now
look forward to working with Steve Jungbauer and Dr. Darryn Willoughby
as they begin their administration. I am confident that their leadership
will also help move ASEP forward. I ask for your continued support
and that you work to encourage your students and coworkers to join ASEP
and become active members. We have an important mission and cause.
It is not easy forging a new profession. However, if the field of
exercise physiology is to fully be recognized, we must work together to
make it happen.
Enhanced the ASEP.org web pages
Developed an ASEP E-Newsletter
Accredited five university’s academic
programs in exercise physiology and have several in the process of seeking
Assisted in development of seven State
Refined the EPC written and practical
exam and seen a number of professionals become EPC
Worked toward development of an ASEP-EPC
Held a national summit which produced
the first National Proclamation on Licensure for Exercise Physiologists
Developed a process to seek and obtain
support from sponsors for the national meeting, student awards, and scholarships
Increased membership in the Board of
Seen the advancement of a number of
ASEP members to Fellow status
Discussed collaborations with several
organizations in the US and abroad
Organized and held the 5th National
ASEP meeting, and
Worked to enhance the national visibility
and respect of ASEP
is Evident Everywhere!
Life is Change
Everyone has heard the statement,
“Change has become a way of life.” Of course, change has always been
a way of life. There isn’t life without change. So, why are
we so afraid of it? Why isn’t that we seek an understanding of change?
Life is change. Shouldn’t we come to a final agreement on this point?
Shouldn’t we be so bold and daring that we embrace change and, where possible,
work at creating change for the better?
We within the ASEP organization
are change agents. For the first time ever in the history of exercise
physiology, the dogmas of the past are inadequate for 21st century success.
Oh, you can say, here is more of Tommy’s pile higher and deeper comments.
Or, you can recognize my belief, as an exercise physiologist, that change
is everywhere and exercise physiologists ought to rise to the occasion.
One need only reflect on our profound disarray to acknowledge that we are
inextricably linked to the past. We haven’t undergone the changes
that other departments have been doing for decades.
We are Professionals
Our greatest challenge is facing
the changes required of us in the 21st century. It is all about assuring
the public that we are professionals, that we have the knowledge to help
diverse populations, and that our education is uniquely an integration
of courses designed to benefit the healthcare system. They need to
know, as we have to understand, that our reliance on other organizations
is not adequate as we work in adjusting to the changing conditions, issues,
and concerns of the public. This is the reason for the founding of
the American Society of Exercise Physiologists in 1997. Members of
the organization speak the same language of “what is exercise physiology”.
The ASEP Way of Thinking
Complete with significant challenges
before them, the members of the Board of Directors work to not just accommodate
change but to ensure it as well. It is instructive to note that the
development of the ASEP way of thinking about exercise physiology is a
collaborative and satisfying change in itself. With this change has
come a vision, code of ethics, academic accreditation, national board certification,
standards of professional practice, accreditation, state-affiliated organizations,
and much more. No longer must the exercise physiologist feel separated
from an organization committed to a partnership with professionalism at
the heart of its purpose.
The ASEP Model
The ASEP organization is a model
not too different from other professional organizations. Its purpose
is driven by the ASEP vision. As members, we are challenged to recognize
change as a serious contribution to increased opportunity. Linking
ASEP efforts and professionalism to re-write the future of exercise physiology
is essential for our future success. It is exactly the stretch that
we need to recreate ourselves, to nurse our concerns, and to capture our
talents to serve the public. It is encouraging that exercise physiologists
worldwide are learning from ASEP that accreditation is important, that
the integrity of the academic faculty can’t be compromised, and that change,
both professionally and culturally, must proceed. Our individual
task is keep up with change. Sir William Osler, 1895, said it best:
“Everywhere the old order
changeth, and happy those who can change with it.”
Hence, regardless of the conflicts or
differences in opinion, happy are those who work at maintaining a common
bond among all exercise physiologists. As with other professionals
who successfully communicate change and enter into it with an explosive
energy and commitment, exercise physiologists must be prepared for the
new age of opportunities.
Our Soon to be Realized Unprecedented
To move this agenda forward, exercise
physiology must be extended to everyone. We are living in a disease-oriented
society that may get worse. This will require that healthcare professionals
have knowledge and hands-on skills to meet the needs of the population.
Exercise physiologists will be working with sophisticated technology-based
systems of analysis and care. They will work with athletes and the
chronically disabled and/or ill in settings that will span not just age,
but public and private clinics, fitness and wellness facilities, and corporate
and research-based businesses. The emphasis will be on cost-effectiveness,
relevant and safe care, and flexible and creative ideas and programs.
It will all be unprecedented.
Heart patients, those with cancer,
and others with all kinds of diverse illnesses, whether acute or chronic,
will be helped by the professional accountability and care provided by
exercise physiologists. It is important that exercise physiologists
in the 21st century accept the challenge to become recognized healthcare
partners in improving health and wellness throughout the United States.
Accepting this challenge is part of the change we are experiencing along
with our need for independence and entrepreneurial opportunities to provide
healthcare. This means not viewing exercise physiology as just physical
exercise, but as a collection of integrated standards of practice to find
solutions to both our problems and those of society. A focus like
this will afford us the best opportunity to make a difference in the public’s
health and will give us a stronger presence in shaping the profession of
The Making of a Profession
Change of this magnitude is the
making of a great profession. What a tragedy it would be if we missed
out. May we have the guts to meet the challenge and develop a perspective
that energizes us to take action to move beyond old thinking. To
achieve this goal is to move away from behaviors that keep us in the past.
In fact, in sharp contrast to the past, we need to redesign our thinking
to not just understand change but to create change as a seamless part of
our overall professional development. If we are willing to acknowledge
this reality, we can expect new collaborative opportunities in the future.
The time to embrace change is now.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Dues Renewal Notice
ASEP membership is on a calendar
year basis (Jan – Dec). Renew now to continue your membership through
December 31, 2003. Remittance of the full amount of member dues for
your category will serve as verification that you continue to be eligible
for that membership status.
1. Professional Member ($70)
2. Certified Professional Member
($60) Note: this means EPC
3. Affiliate Member ($85)
4. International Member ($60)
5. Student Member ($40)
6. Sustaining Member ($160)
7. Fellow Member ($70)
Only U.S. funds will be accepted.
Make all checks payable to either
ASEP or the
of Exercise Physiologists. Please mail the check to the following
The American Society of Exercise Physiologists
is the professional organization of exercise physiologists. If you
need assistance or have questions about your membership, please call the
ASEP National Office (218) 723-6297.
of Exercise Physiology
College of St. Scholastica
Please make any changes in name,
address, email address, or membership information when sending your check
to the National Office. Be sure to renew as early as possible to
continue all of your membership benefits.
Visit the new ASEP Web Site (www.asep.org)
for the news about Board Certification of exercise physiologists. or academic
accreditation of undergraduate programs. Note: This www.css.edu/ASEP/
website will remain active for an undetermined period of time.
the ASEP Dream
by Tommy Boone
-The ASEP Advertisment-
The opportunities never looked better
for exercise physiologists, but they require membership in the ASEP organization.
The rewards of personal and professional credibility start on day one with
membership. Contact an ASEP member and open the door to a partnership
and where dreams come true. Your own board certification plus an
advanced understanding of ways to make a difference in exercise physiology.
Timing is everything. Take control today.
Here’s what you’ll receive; the world’s
only “professional” organization of exercise physiologists at your command.
Automatically you will see a new way, if not a new philosophy, to look
at exercise physiology. The new organization is the perfect blend
of power and credibility. More than just a new organization at a
great price to its members, ASEP gives its members the right organization
at the right time. How did ASEP do it? The Board of Directors
placed above everything priority first for exercise physiologists.
As a member and as an ASEP “Exercise
Physiologist Certified” you call yourself an “Exercise Physiologist”.
You can do this without addressing the historical perspective of having
a doctorate degree. This new thinking has been made possible by ASEP,
which has now become a united nationwide view of the sign of the times.
Don’t waste your money on certifications without credibility. Refuse
to become part of the black side of what has become the 20th century view
of weekend warrior certifications.
ASEP means big change in the way
exercise physiologists do business. With ASEP there is no telling
what you can accomplish. ASEP certification may be just what you
need to help make your business a success. ASEP is designed to do
everything you need and then some. It’s not a last chance effort.
Rather, it is the chance to give your business a break for 2003.
Don’t let history rule your thinking, especially if you have ever dreamed
of being a king for a day.
Changing the world with ASEP is a
great way to get your business up to speed. Why wait? Dig in,
design your thinking, and maximize your “can-do” attitude to generate high
levels of enthusiasm and opportunity. Let us unite and work together
and help each other achieve extraordinary results. Let us announce
a departure from exercise physiology as we have known it. Let us
clean-up and begin anew. ASEP is leading the way. Inspired
by its members, turned on by their charm, everyone looks ahead to new entrepreneurial
ASEP is worth its weight in gold.
Its size is a match to those looking for a punch in the nose. Incorporated!
It is about professionalism. It markets exercise physiology like
nothing else has ever done before. Step by step its members have
walked the walk. It is not just alive at the end of five years since
its founding, but is a “sure thing” with solutions that work. Think
about it. Accreditation, board certification, standards of professional
practice; exercise physiologists have taken control of who they are and
what they do. It is the driving force forward in health, fitness,
rehabilitation, and sports training.
ASEP is your 24-hour partner in transforming
your business, investments, and conduct. Serious thinking about professionalism
begins with ASEP; it’s the 21st century formula for your success.
It is the cure for the common fitness professional, the keys to your success,
and the tools and strategies to inspire your employees and others.
The exercise physiology career never looked better. Join today and
become an Exercise Physiologist.
Association of Exercise Physiologists (WIAEP) held their first-ever
state meeting on Saturday, March 22nd at nationally accredited Marquette
University in Milwaukee, WI. The meeting went very well. Every
presenter was an Exercise Physiologist and over half of those presenters
were Board Certified Exercise Physiologists (WIAEP). Issues that
were discussed included licensure, job search strategies, exercise for
breast cancer survivors, and other professional issues encompassing today’s
EP professionals. For more information regarding WIAEP, please e-mail
the state office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
is not a refereed newsletter. Newsletters are open-ended so as to
present a diverse set of opinions. The papers in the each issue are
concerned with issues and topics that have a bearing on the professionalization
of exercise physiology. As Editor, I especially welcome articles
that critically address specific features of ASEP and its efforts to develop
exercise physiology. Views that support ASEP's vision, goals, and
objectives as well as views that do not provide valuable lessons for our
Submitted papers should
be unpublished and non-copyrighted. Submission of a paper will imply
that it contains original unpublished work and is not submitted for publication
elsewhere. The Editor will pursue a policy of timely and meaningful
review of each paper. After the paper is accepted, the author(s)
must provide the paper's final version in an electronic file on a diskette.
The paper should follow the example of published articles in the ASEPNewsletter.
The text format is flexible (regarding center headings, side flush headings,
and so forth). The reference style should conform to the style presently
used in the JEPonline.