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|ASEP-National Meeting & Conference
NEW! Conference program and abstracts now available. CLICK HERE
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The American Society of Exercise Physiologists is pleased to announce plans for the 10th Annual Meeting on April 10 - 12, 2008 in Duluth, MN. The
first Meeting took place 1998 at The College of St.
Scholastica. The Duluth "Meeting" will be a great opportunity to reflect on a decade of work towards the professionalization of exercise physiology.
The meeting will be held at The Inn On Lake Superior.
ASEP is the only organization dedicated exclusively to the
professional development of exercise physiology. It fulfills an
important ethical responsibility for future growth and credibility of
the profession. The Board of Directors is committed to unifying the profession by developing ethical standards and professional credentials in the practice of exercise physiology.
You are invited! This Meeting will provide the opportunity for Exercise Physiologists to network with their peers, to come together as friends, to present scientific papers on health and fitness, wellness, rehabilitation, athletics, and professionalism, and to be part of the change process in exercise physiology.
We look forward to seeing you in Duluth, MN in April.You may register at the link below.
|Ask the EP
am currently interested in motor unit patterns of muscle. What are
motor units and their recruitment patterns, and how does this apply to
muscle contraction? Is there any updated research to be provided?
motor unit is comprised of a motor neuron in the ventral root of the
spinal cord, the axon and all the muscle fibers it innervates. There are on average 300 fibers that innervate a single motor neuron, although the range can extend to the thousands.
The main purpose of the motor unit is to transform synaptic input from
the motor neuron into mechanical work by the muscle (1). The motor
neuron can be distinguished by its morphology, excitability, and
distribution of input. In contrast, muscle fibers vary by contraction
speed, force generation, and fatigue resistance. One of the most
important factors in determining motor unit recruitment is the size of
the motor neuron. Henneman (3) describes a strong relationship between size of the motor neuron and the order of activation; known as the size principle.
Size and recruitment order is influenced on input resistance. Ohm's law
states the change in membrane potential is proportional to the input
resistance of the motor neuron. Specifically, small motor units have a high resistive response, and are recruited first
from stimulation. Due to this phenomenon, small motor units are
typically activated before larger motor units, are more fatigue
resistant than larger units. Interestingly enough, the recruitment
order of motor units is essentially the same for isometric and dynamic
contractions, including muscle shortening and lengthening (7).
amount of force a muscle applies is dependent on the motor unit
activity and motor unit recruitment. "Rate Coding' describes the rate
at which motor neurons discharge action potentials. Although highly
variable, recruitment and rate coding are influenced by the level of
muscle force and the individual muscle itself (4). However, the
absolute force of a motor unit is not permanent and varies with speed
and type of muscle contraction. Another pattern of motor unit
activation that can influence force is 'synchronization', or the simultaneous activation of numerous motor units
(2). In the classic study by Milner-Brown (5), synchronization of motor
unit discharge is greater in a strength hand muscle, which assumes
gains in strength can evolve from motor unit synchronization. However,
this research was significantly flawed in methodology and design during
EMG assessment, which now has severe limitations. Recently, Semmler and
colleagues (6) found that significant strength gains after 4 weeks of
training were not accompanied by increases in synchronization between
pairs of concurrently active motor units in the hand. This is in
accordance with Yao et al (8) that suggest motor unit synchronization
does not influence maximal force produce by a muscle.
evidence suggests a significant role for neural input in strength
training adaptations, less progress has been made on specific systems
for these adaptations. The size principle appears come about after
training, but the absolute force a muscle applies is dependent on contractile individualism; force and contraction time/speed.
It is still unknown if training can further increase motor unit
recruitment, thus influencing rate coding and/or synchronization.
Because the data are limited, further research is warranted. Future
research should concentrate on these specific areas to further identify
relationships between adaptations, motor units activity, and muscle
form and function.
Duchateau J, Semmler JG, Enoka RM. Training adaptations in the behavior
of human motor units.J Appl Physiol. 2006 Dec;101(6):1766-75. Epub 2006
Jun 22. Review.
Gabriel DA, Kamen G, Frost G. Neural adaptations to resistive exercise:
mechanisms and recommendations for training practices.
Sports Med. 2006;36(2):133-49. Review.
3). Henneman, E. Relation between size of neurons and their susceptibility to discharge.
Science. 1957 Dec 27;126(3287):1345-7.
4). MachIntosh, B. Skeletal Muscle: Form and Function 2nd ed. Human Kinetics, 2006.
Milner-Brown HS, Stein RB, Lee RG. Synchronization of human motor
units: possible roles of exercise and supraspinal reflexes.
Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1975 Mar;38(3):245-54
Semmler JG. Kidgell DJ, Sale MV, Motor unit synchronization measured by
cross-correlation is not influenced by short-term strength training of
a hand muscle.
Exp Brain Res. 2006 Nov;175(4):745-53.
~Jonathan Mike MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
|Opportunities Related to Exercise Physiology
Professor in Exercise Physiology
Southern Methodist University
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, Department of Wellness (Open Rank)
Southern Methodist University offers an exciting unique opportunity
for an emerging or seasoned scholar to join in the design and
implementation of a new major in Sport and Fitness Management and
Promotion while developing his/her program of research.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology; a record of
scholarly research; evidence of success in or strong potential for
obtaining external funding; an interest and expertise in designing,
equipping, and managing a new physiology of exercise laboratory; a
desire to provide high quality undergraduate instruction; and a
willingness to play an integral role in the growth, development, and
identity of the new major program scheduled to begin in the fall
semester of 2009. Preference will be given to applicants with
successful post-doctoral experience; a clear research agenda; a
strategy for seeking external funding; a secondary expertise in
Biomechanics; an ability to work with faculty colleagues; and a
commitment to teaching.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will
have a year to develop course proposals in exercise physiology,
nutrition, measurement and evaluation; aerobic prescriptions leading to
certifications; strength prescriptions leading to certifications; and
other courses deemed appropriate in the planning of the new
undergraduate major curriculum. The candidate will also be responsible
for establishing a physiology of exercise laboratory planned for a new
education and human development facility to open in 2010. The candidate
should have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills that
promote strong research and training collaborations in the Dallas/Fort
This tenure or tenure-track position (# 53014) begins fall semester
2008. Salary is competitive and salary and rank will be commensurate
with qualifications. To ensure full consideration for the position,
applicants should submit their application by May 1, 2008, but the
committee will continue to accept applications until the position is
filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision
after the position is filled.
Applicants can initiate consideration by submitting a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three
references to: Chair of Search Committee, School of Education and Human
Development, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750382, Dallas,
SMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is
committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Canyon Ranch: A World Renowned Health Resort needs Exercise Physiologists
Canyon Ranch, The Power of Possibilities,
is a world-renowned health and healing resort that inspires educates
and empowers both guests and staff members to live a higher quality of
life. Canyon Ranch continues to lead the nation in
innovative, preventive healthcare. Our recent alliance with the
Cleveland Clinic has resulted in cutting edge health programs and
lifestyle prescriptions for our guests.
We are currently seeking Exercise Physiologist(s) to join our word-renowned team. We currently have positions available at our Lenox, Massachusetts and Tucson, Arizona sites.
Requirements for this position include:
(1) At least two years of experience working as an Exercise Physiologist, preferably at a resort or health facility.
(2) Must possess Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.
(3) Must possess a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology.
(4) Dynamic and passionate relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills.
(5) Ability to provide education and excitement about our programs to our guest and staff through lectures.
If you are passionate about making a difference in peoples' lives and giving them the vision to understand the "Power of Possibility" we would like to hear from you.
Canyon Ranch offers a
comprehensive benefits package to include, competitive compensation,
medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, tuition assistance, full
use of the facilities and more!
To apply please email your resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- or send your resume to 165 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240 or fax to
413-637-6908. Please indicate which property you are interested in
Manager in the Weight Management Center
Open the door of opportunity.
Open the door to the best of both worlds: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
offers a unique environment that combines the prestige and
opportunities of a respected academic medical center with the
personality and camaraderie of a community hospital.
We have an opening for a Manager, in our Weight Management Center,
located at Greenspring Station in Lutherville, MD. Responsibilities
include the oversight of patient weight management, a multidisciplinary
team, regulatory compliance and budget.
·Bachelor's degree in allied health
of 5 years previous experience including primary responsibility for a
nutrition specialty area or managing a clinical education program
We offer our staff hands-on experience with the latest technology,
a supportive work environment, and one of the best pay and benefits
packages in the field, including a 403B with employer match and tuition
reimbursement for you and your dependents.
With a rich history of healing and a world-famous reputation,
Johns Hopkins Bayview can offer you an exciting, fulfilling career,
wherever you are on your career path. Apply today at John Hopkins
Bayview using Req. no. 80227
Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Position
Montgomery General Hospital is a community
oriented hospital located in the Olney, MD. We currently have an
opening for an Exercise Physiologist in the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab
This position is responsible for the
assessment, direction and supervision of participants in the
Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program. Identifies patient educational needs
and provides education/resources to participant regarding disease
process, prevention, discharge planning and health maintenance.
Qualification: MS in Exercise Physiology, CRP
Certification, ACLS certification, ACSM Exercise specialist or
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) preferred. Three years
clinical exercise physiology experience preferred.
Please check us out at Montgomery General Hospital and fill out an application online or contact Vivian Hsia at email@example.com.
Full-time Exercise Physiologist Positions
PhysioLogic Human Performance Systems, LLC
(PHPS) is accepting applications for (2) full-time, salaried Exercise
Physiologist positions. Individuals selected will be dependable, swift,
This is professional work that is unique, stimulating, independent,
and important to the daily operations of our client facilities. Daily
travel is required by personal vehicle with travel expenses paid.
EPC Board Certification required. Applicants without EPC credential
may apply on contingency of obtaining certification within negotiated
Salary and benefits will be commensurate of education level and
experience. These positions are time sensitive so please send your
resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
PHPS will contact all applicants to answer questions and conduct interviews...
Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology
Department of Exercise Physiology at The College of St.
Scholastica invites applications for a tenure track faculty position,
starting September 2008, at the level of Assistant Professor or
Associate Professor (depending upon the candidate's credentials and
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in exercise physiology or related
field is required. Must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence
in human anatomy (with cadaver dissection), electrocardiography,
cardiac rehabilitation, and psychophysiology, and a record of
publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Responsibilities: Teach exercise physiology courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, support the department's initiative
with the American Society of Exercise Physiologists, supervise
department internships, advise students, serve on department and
college-wide committees, and engage in research and publish scientific
Application information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and academic experience. Apply online at www.csshrjobs.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. All applicants must be authorized to work in
the United States at the time of an offer of employment. AA/EOE
Exercise Physiologist (Staten Island) For
residential & community based prgms, plan, coord. & implmt the
dvlpmt of exercise & fitness prgms for individuals w/autism &
dvlpmt'l disabilities. Establish cardiovascular health & wellness
prgms. Perform health related fitness tests. Resp. for meeting exercise
& physical activity reqmts prescribed for each individual.
Bachelors in Physical Education & Masters in Health Sci. w/a
specialization in Work (Exercise) Physiology. M-F, 9-5. Resume to: Ms.
Barrafato, HR Director, On Your Mark Inc, 645 Forest Ave, Staten
Island, NY 10301.
Assistant Professor of Exerecise Physiology
KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, Cal Poly State University, San Luis
Obispo, CA, is accepting applications for a full-time, academic year,
tenure track, assistant professor of exercise physiology, beginning
September 8, 2008. Teach exercise physiology, sports nutrition,
exercise prescription, and activity classes at the undergraduate level,
and exercise physiology and research methods at the graduate level;
develop and maintain research activities appropriate to academic
responsibilities with external funding and occasional external
validation; supervise undergraduate and graduate student research and
PolyFit program. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
experience, within the CSU assistant professor salary range.
Required qualifications: Completed doctorate
in exercise/work physiology or a related field is required at the time
Preferred qualifications: university teaching
and research experience, American College of Sports Medicine/American
Society of Exercise Physiologists certification (EPC) or ACSM RCEP;
American Heart Association/American Red Cross BLS/ACLS; clinical,
research, grant and publication history related to obesity/metabolic
syndrome/chronic cardiopulmonary/metabolic disease.
Please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG (search for
Requisition #101451) for additional details and to complete an online
faculty application; submit completed application to Requisition
#101451, then follow the instructions for attaching the following
documents to the online application:
(1) a curriculum vita
copies of transcripts from all colleges attended (an unofficial copy of
your transcripts may be submitted with this application, official
transcripts with confirmation of Ph.D. will be required prior to any
(3) sample of scholarly work
(4) three current letters of reference
(5) a letter of application that includes your teaching philosophy and how that philosophy is incorporated in your teaching.
Please see online posting for instructions for
mailing materials if you are unable to attach any of these to your
Further department information can be found at: Kinesiology..Cal Poly State University or contact Steve Davis, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com
Review of applications will begin November 26, 2007. Applications after this date may be considered.
Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving
excellence through diversity. The university actively encourages
applications by all qualified individuals. EEO.
State University Program in Health Sciences (Exercise Physiology and
Metabolism) invites applications for a nine-month, full-time,
permanent, tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant or
Associate Professor (depending on qualifications) located at the WSU
Spokane campus. Position is available August 2008.
Position Description: The successful
candidate will be expected to teach, maintain a focused line of
research with significant extramural funding, and participate in the
service missions of the university. Required qualifications include a
doctoral degree in a relevant area before first date of employment and
evidence of scholarly productivity with potential for extramural
funding. Preferred qualifications include post-doctoral experience in
an area relevant to exercise biology with research emphasis in, but not
limited to, cellular signaling, molecular, genomic, and/or proteomic
approaches to address the role of exercise in chronic disease
prevention or management, and excellent communication skills. Salary
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicant
screening begins November 1, 2007.
To apply, send the following items to the Search Committee Clerical Manager (see below):
·Letter of application addressing qualifications and responsibilities
·Names of three references with mail and email addresses and phone numbers*
of research plan, including information on grant applications recently
submitted (abstract, agency to which it was submitted, amount
requested, status of funding) and planned (title, brief summary)
·Statement of teaching philosophy
*References will not be contacted until candidate approval is secured.
Send information to:
Search Committee Clerical Manager
Attention: E. Carolyn Johnson, PhD, FACSM
College of Pharmacy
Washington State University Spokane
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
PH: (509) 358-7630
FAX (509) 358-7627
email: firstname.lastname@example.org(PDF format preferred)
For more information contact:
E. Carolyn Johnson, PhD, FACSM
Search Committee Chair
Program in Health Sciences (Exercise Physiology and Metabolism)
College of Pharmacy
Washington State University Spokane
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
PH: (509) 368-6733
WSU is an EEO/AA Educator and Employer.
Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Part Time, Days/Flex, 40 Hours Biweekly
As the premier healthcare facility in Bucks
County, PA, and its most comprehensive, we offer more as a healthcare
provider and as an employer. Expect to be challenged to new levels at
our exceptional facilities, including the county's only
state-accredited Trauma Center, an impressive Heart Center, a regional
Cancer Center, a major orthopedics program and exceptional women's
services. But also expect to find greater satisfaction with our
friendly environment, great benefits and inspirational setting on a
beautiful 53-acre campus.
Bucks County's premier medical facility
can offer you a competitive compensation package, including competitive
salaries with increased rates. Full benefits after 1st month of hire,
including pension plan, 403B, free parking, tuition reimbursement and
Responsible for providing monitored exercise
therapy and patient education for the Comprehensive Cardiac
Rehabilitation program, both inpatient and outpatient.
Our successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:
· Bachelor's degree & ACSM certification as Exercise Physiologist/Exercise Specialist required
· Experience a must
· Master's degree & ACLS would be assets
Thank you for perusing our opinions, facts and opportunities in this edition of the ASEP-Newsletter.
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