Society of Exercise Physiologists
Vol 7 No
8 August 2003
Annual National Meeting and Conference
April 1-3, 2004
Radisson Hotel -
31 West Ohio Street
ASEP National Meeting
is important. Start making plans to attend. If
you are not a member, there are many reasons why membership pays back benefits.
1. The most obvious is the
is different from most meetings in that both professional and scientific
papers are presented to enhance skills and education of those in attendance.
Also, the President of ASEP,
Jungbauer, MA, MBA, FASEP, EPC, and the members of the Indiana
Association of Exercise Physiologists are working hard to have exhibitors
so that you can get a chance to talk about and touch the latest in products
and technology. Of course, as always, there will be the opportunity
to focus on the hottest topics in exercise physiology. The Board
Certification exam for Exercise Physiologists (EPC) will be offered
at the meeting. This prestigious credential is the only certification
offered by ASEP to its members. Successful completion of the exam
comes with it the professional title, Exercise Physiologist. The
title is backed by the only professional organization of exercise physiologists
in the world. That's right - ASEP.
In this regard, if you have not had a chance to view the extended arm of
the ASEP organization for accreditation, certification, and licensure,
should. They are now located under the new title: The
Center for Exercise Physiologistsonline.
Another obvious benefit of attending the meeting is to network with friends
and colleagues. The opportunity to meet members from state affilitate
organizations will put you in contact with new ideas and plans for the
21st century professional development of exercise physiology.
important benefit of ASEP membership is the relationship members have with
the electronic journals.
of Exercise Physiologyonline
is packed with research articles. The Professionalization
of Exercise Physiologyonline
is the first of its kind in exercise physiology. Unlike JEPonline,
it is a monthly electronic journal with articles that address important
issues in the development of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession.
This month's issue
presents two different views of the use of sports supplements in athletics.
The issue also begins the publication of research articles as part of the
professionalization of exercise physiology. Missing out reading articles
from either electronic journal could cost you new information or an interesting
discussion with a colleague. University teachers, in particular,
should point their students in the direction of both journals.
not for public consumption, your personal resource for networking with
other ASEP exercise physiologists is the listing of your name and important
information in the ASEP Membership Directory.
This is an important reason to belong to ASEP. Each member's name
is listed in both alphabetical and geographic listings. Members can
look to the membership for a reference when someone in a distant area needs
the professional service of an exercise physiologist. Please note
that the Directory is protected with a login and password; both will be
sent to members by late September, 2003.
benefit of being a member of ASEP is that national and international presence
that is available to other professionals through the historical and monthly
updates of the ASEP web pages.
Pointing friends, parents, employers, and colleagues to the ASEP web pages
will help clarify what is exercise physiology and what exercise physiologists
do in the public sector. This is so important, since it is different
from past thinking that still prevails today, that ASEP has the definitions
of each on the home page.
Physiology is the identification of physiological mechanisms underlying
physical activity, the comprehensive delivery of treatment services concerned
with the analysis, improvement, and maintenance of health and fitness,
rehabilitation of heart disease and other chronic diseases and/or disabilities,
and the professional guidance and counsel of athletes and others interested
in athletics, sports training, and human adaptability to acute and chronic
5. The first-ever
of Professional Practice for Exercise Physiologists is critical to
the professional development of exercise physiology. It is based
on the ASEP
accreditation guidelines for undergraduate programs, the EPC
board certification and linked, therefore, to the practice
of exercise physiology in the public.
ASEP is working on behalf of its members to establish professional thinking
and responsibility for students in educational institutions that should
be accredited. Just in the past two years, ASEP accredited "six"
programs of study. If you are a parent reading this newsletter,
and if you want your son or daughter to attend an attended school to study
exercise physiology, then look at the following list:
Physiologist is a person who has an academic degree in exercise physiology,
or who is certified by ASEP to practice exercise physiology [via the Exercise
Physiologist Certified exam (EPC)], or who has a doctorate degree with
an academic degree or emphasis in exercise physiology from an accredited
college or university.
Rock University (Exercise
6. The first-ever Code of Ethics for exercise physiologists. That
in itself should tell you about the important of the ASEP organization.
Have you read the code lately? You should, especially if you are
State University (Exercise
of New Mexico - Abuquerque (Exercise
Marquette University (Exercise
Bloomsburg University (Exercise
The College of St. Scholastica (Exercise
7. The "ASEP
E-mail Updates" of this newsletter is
an important connecting point with the ASEP organization. You can
get the newsletter by registering, using the following:
And, as always, if you want to contribute
to the ASEPNewsletter, send me a Word
document attached to your email:
Almost last, it is very important to let the world know about the following
BACK: From the 1st ASEPNewsletter
- Year, 1997....
question may be raised, "To what extent are exercise physiologists ready
for a vision?" In short, the answer is that there are indications that
a vision is needed to give direction and certainity to what they do. From
the results of a survey (n=186) by the Publisher of the ASEPNewsletter,
it is clear that exercise physiologists believe they:
Need their own professional organization to address standards of competence,
accountability, and employability (81%);
a Code of Ethics
to distinguish itself as a profession (91%);
own professional journal (69%),
an exercise physiology directory (registry) to facilitate interaction (88%);
to restrict the identification of an exercise physiologists to someone
with an academic emphasis or degree in exercise science or exercise physiology
more input into their professional development than presently realized
via ACSM and AACVPR (86%); and
Although there is continued interest in licensure (76%), exercise physiologists
also believe that they need a non-governmental form (such as ASEP) to grant
certification recognition to individuals who has met certain predetermined