is devoted to informative articles and news itmes about exercise physiology.
It is a monthly magazine of news, opinions, exercise physiology professionals,
and events that shape exercise physiology. We welcome interested
practitioners, researchers, and academicians to e-mail the Publisher their
thoughts and ideas.
LaBore, MA, EPC
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, St. Lukes Hospital
is dedicated to the ASEP President, Dr. Richard Kreider and his overview
of the committee assignments and the continued development of the Society.
On The Move
Richard B. Kreider, PhD, EPC,
Professor and Assistant Department
Chair, Director, Exercise and Sport Nutrition Laboratory, Department of
Human Movement Sciences and Education, he University of Memphis, 106 Elma
Roane Field House, Memphis, TN 38152-3480
In the Presidential
Address that I delivered at the 4th Annual ASEP meeting,
I indicated that one of my initial goals was to evaluate the activities
of existing ASEP committees as well as to determine whether additional
committees were necessary. During the last two months, I have been
evaluating the progress made by ASEP committees and have developed list
of action items in consultation with ASEP Past Presidents and Committee
Chairs. Through the vision and leadership of our Past Presidents,
Committee Chairs, and many ASEP members, significant progress has been
made to advance the profession of exercise physiology. However, we
must continue to move forward if we are to realize our vision.
This newsletter provides an update
about some of the initiatives we have planned for ASEP this year.
As you will see, ASEP is on the move. However, we will need your
help to accomplish some of these goals. Please look over the administrative
and committee initiatives described below and help us accomplish these
goals. The best professional organizations are those whose members
take an active role in various initiatives and activities. We can
only move ASEP forward if its members actively engage in the professional
development of exercise physiology. I look forward to your involvement
In an electronic age, we have found
one of the best ways to keep people informed about the activities of ASEP
is through e-mail. However, a number of our members email addresses
are no longer functional. Please look at your mailing and email address
in the Directory
of Membership and send an email to the ASEP
National Office to let them know if the information is correct and/or
needs to be revised. They will then update your contact information
on the Directory of Membership. We are planning on developing a member
email listserve so that we can enhance communication among ASEP leadership
We are planning on developing an
electronic newsletter that can be sent to ASEP members through the email
list-serve. The purpose will be to provide a means of updating ASEP
members in a timely manner about various activities of ASEP in order to
encourage their involvement. In order to do so, we need you to update
your email address in the Directory
of Membership by sending an email to the ASEP
If ASEP is going to make a greater
professional impact, we need to increase membership. The best way
to do this is if our current members invite others to join ASEP.
Therefore, ASEP is going to provide you some incentive. From now
until March 31, 2002, you will receive a 20% discount
on your annual membership fees for
every professional member
that you encourage to join ASEP and a 10% discount for every
student member that you encourage to join ASEP. In addition,
the top three ASEP members who encourage the most professionals and students
to join ASEP will receive a complimentary registration at
the next ASEP Annual Meeting. This means that if you sign up 5 professional
members or 10 student members you will have no annual membership fees for
one year. If you are one of the individuals who signs up the most
members, your conference registration will be waived at the next meeting.Additionally,
your membership efforts will be recognized at the Annual Meeting.
One of the best ways to encourage
student membership and involvement in ASEP is to start a student chapter
at your university. However, students won’t take the initiative to
do so unless they are given an incentive and/or faculty supervisors take
an active role in encouraging them to start a student chapter. Therefore,
from now until March 31, 2002, students who join ASEP as
part of a new student chapter will receive a
on their annual membership fee. I am also going to propose to the
ASEP Board of Directors that we have an award at the Annual Meeting for
the largest and most active ASEP student chapter. Students at the
University of Memphis have been organizing their student chapter and plan
to bring this award home to Memphis.So let the competition begin!
Accreditation of academic programs
is essential to professionalize exercise physiology. However, this
requires administrative support and direction. Therefore, over the
next few months, ASEP will be developing an email list of key faculty and
administrators at leading academic institutions in order to encourage them
to seek academic accreditation. If you are interested in ASEP sending
a letter to faculty colleagues, Department Chairs, Deans, and/or Provosts
at your institution, please email the appropriate names, titles, addresses,
and email addresses to my office.
I will send a personal email letter to these administrators to inform them
about ASEP accreditation.
Over the last month, I have been
in contact with Past ASEP Presidents and Chairs of ASEP committees.
Based on this, I have provided some action items that I have asked committees
to work on this next year. In addition, I have launched two other
major initiatives. The following summarizes some of the major projects
each committee will be working on this year. If you are interested
in assisting with any of these efforts, please contact
or the Committee Chair’s to volunteer.
Committee- Chair, Tommy
Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP, EPC
Conduct an item analysis on the
written examination and review skills evaluated in the EPC practical exam.
Develop a list of knowledge, skills, and aptitudes (KSAs) for exercise
physiologists (EPs) and then compare these KSAs to the written exam and
practical exam to make sure the examination properly evaluates these competencies.
Develop an ASEP Guidelines Manual that can be used for EP practitioners
and candidates studying the EPC exam. Finalize the EPC “Grandfather” criteria.
Committee- Chair, Dale
R. Wagner, PhD, CSCS
Finalize methods of evaluation and
prepare members of the Board of Accreditation to begin reviewing applications.
Develop a list of email addresses for Department Chairs, Deans, and Provosts
of institutions with exercise physiology and/or exercise science programs.Investigate
obtaining endorsements for ASEP accreditation from appropriate organizations.
Committee- Chair, LaGary
Develop a State licensure manual
that can help ASEP members obtain State licensure.
Committee- Chair, Robert
Robergs, PhD, FASEP, EPC
Develop a list develop of ASEP members
who can serve as ASEP Ambassadors for interested media to promote
ASEP. Develop a web page with a list of ASEP Ambassadors,
contact information, and areas of expertise that can be posted to the ASEP
web page for individuals in the media to contact.
Committee- Chair, Serge
P. von Duvillard, PhD, FACSM
Develop an ASEP Research Award
for students and faculty for the best paper presented at the ASEP meeting
and published in the Journal
of Exercise Physiologyonline.
This award will be presented at the ASEP annual meeting. Develop
a letter to be sent to prospective funding agencies seeking support of
grants to ASEP. Investigate developing a Research Foundation
for ASEP grants.
Committee- Chair, Robert
Robergs, PhD, FASEP, EPC
Evaluate potential sites and finalize
dates and the location for the 5th Annual ASEP National Meeting.
Develop an Annual Meeting Application Form so that individuals interested
in hosting the meeting can submit a proposal to the Annual Meeting Committee.
Develop a list of potential invited speakers.
Committee- Chair, Tim
PhD, CSCS, EPC
Establish a process for individuals
to contribute funds to ASEP. Explore grant/funding opportunities
for ASEP. Solicit support from corporations and industry to support
ASEP through research grants, funding of the annual meeting, and public
education. Develop a list of potential vendors and exhibitor guidelines
for groups interested in exhibiting at the annual meeting.
of Exercise Physiologyonline
of Exercise Physiologyonline
are currently indexed by SPORTDiscus. However, I would like to increase
the exposure of these journals. Therefore, I have asked Dr. Robergs
to further explore the process of having these journals indexed by Medline
or other appropriate indexing services. To do so, we will need ASEP
members and others to continue to submit quality research and scholarly
reviews to these journals.
I have asked the ASEP
Board of Directors to nominate active ASEP members to become Fellows of
ASEP (FASEP) as well as establish credentials and an evaluation process.
My goal is to have prominent members of ASEP to become Fellows so that
we will begin to see FASEP listed as frequently as other organizations
fellow credentials (e.g., FACSM or FAACVPR). I believe that this
will increase visibility of ASEP in a similar manner as EPC.
As I stated in my Presidential Address,
our choice is simple. We either let exercise physiology remain an
undefined academic area leading to jobs under the umbrella of other professional
groups and/or organizations or we take steps to create our own destiny
and profession. ASEP has laid the foundation so that we can build
a better future for exercise physiology. Now it is up to us to make
it happen. I have developed a challenging agenda of new initiatives
and committee assignments. I ask that you support ASEP by getting
involved in one of these initiatives. If we accomplish the tasks
desribed, we will make a difference.
defines the differences between "what is exercise science"
and "what is exercise physioloyg".