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American Society of Exercise Physiologists
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Vol 8 No 2 February 2004
ISSN 1097-9743
Editors: Dr. Lonnie Lowery and Dr. Tommy Boone
"If you refuse to accept anything less than a credible professional organization of exercise physiologists, you can expect to get it.”  -- William T. Boone 

The first BIG news is the upcoming 6th ASEP National Meeting.  Get all the information you need about registration, hotel, and agenda by clicking here.  The ASEP President Jungbauer and his staff have done (and continue to do) a great job in bringing together all the pieces to make this meeting the best yet.  Get register and become part of the professional development of exercise physiology.  If want more information about Steve Jungbauer, click here.

The presentation topics, presenters, and a brief statement of what each is can be obtained by clicking on the blue.  It is a very nice document developed by Matt Lehn, MBA, EPC of Indiana.  Also, keep in mind that the "Exercise Physiologist Certified" (EPC) exam will take place on Thursday, the day before the presentations get underway. 

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) added 55 new journal titles during the last 30 days.  The Professionalization of Exercise Physiologyonline is one of the 55.  Please take a look by clicking here.  Note that the journal subject matter is medicine (general) with keywords: physiology, exercise physiology.  . This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals. The aim is to cover all subjects and languages. There are now 739 journals in the directory.

After months of work with a web designer, the American Society of Exercise Physiologists has a new look Internet presence.  We hope that you like it and, where minor issues pop up, please bear with us.  There are still some web pages in the total of some 1600 that still need some work.  Developing new links and re-organization are a bit of a challenge as you might understand.  Overall, the front door is complete. 

Also, as time permits, you may want to review the ASEP sister organization, The Center for Exercise Physiologyonline. The Center is an ASEP partner organization that is tasked with the accreditation of Exercise Physiology programs and the board certification of Exercise Physiologists degree holders. Note that ASEPNewletter is located in The Center along with the ASEP Public Forum and the new electronic journal, Journal of Professional Exercise Physiology.  Jesse Pittsley is the Editor for the new journal.  The National Office completed the application for an ISSN number for JPEP with the Library of Congress several weeks ago.

Regarding the ASEP electronic journals and newletter, the following information might be interesting: (1) PEPonlinehad over 1000 contacts last month (according to the new counter at the bottom left of the page); and (2) JEPonline is gaining major recognition not just in the United States, but throughout the world.  For those research-minded members, be sure to take a look at the new research articles published this month in JEPonline.  How about the new JEPonline Internet look?  Impressive, right?  Note also that the first contact page is the archive of all the published research articles.  Then, at the top left of the page, you can click on the Latest Issue.

Editorial...Matthew Lehn, MBA, EPC

 The ASEP National Meeting: Exercise Physiologists Unite

Over the past seven years, the American Society of Exercise Physiologists has worked to unify exercise physiologists and advance their profession. ASEP’s rapid growth and success can be attributed to the large number of exercise physiologists who practice their profession with enthusiasm and professional commitment.  At the centerpiece of a national organization is the opportunity for professionals to come together to unite, network and learn. A national meeting offers a great opportunity to network with others in the field, learn of the professional developments being made on behalf of exercise physiologists, and discover the newest clinical and research aspects of exercise physiology. 

The American Society of Exercise Physiologists 6th Annual Meeting and Conference will take place on April 2&3, 2004 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Indiana is home to ASEP’s first affiliated state society, the Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists, which has graciously agreed to plan and host the meeting. With their help, this meeting will undoubtedly be the largest and most highly attended ASEP meeting to date. 

The theme of this year’s meeting “Building Opportunities for an Emerging Profession” is reflected in the schedule.  Topics include our recent move towards state licensure, standardization of exercise physiologists through accreditation and certification.  In addition, topics ranging from cancer, lipids and diabetes to the latest in research prove to offer valuable information to exercise physiologists from all settings.   One of the major focuses is the work and support that ASEP is providing for clinical exercise professionals. 

This conference will provide an opportunity for exercise physiologists to honor one of our professions great contributors, Dr. David Costill.  Dr. Costill was the founding director of the Human Performance Laboratory and the Emeritus John and Janice Fisher Chair in Exercise Science at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.  Dr. Costill has authored more than 400 journal articles and numerous books.  He acted as editor and chief of the International Journal of Sports Medicine.  He has served as a consultant to NASA, the United States Olympic Committee and the National Institute of Health.  He was President of the American College of Sports Medicine and a member of their Board of Trustees for 10 years. Nearly every exercise physiologist has been influenced by Dr. Costill’s research and publications, who will receive the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Dr. Victor Katch will present the keynote address. Dr. Katch is Professor of Movement Science, Division of Kinesiology; and an Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, School of Medicine, The University of Michigan. Dr. Katch has done extensive research in the area of body composition, nutrition, exercise and weight control, and is the author of Exercise Physiology, the most widely used textbook in the field.   He also does research in the area of energy metabolism and exercise in adults and adolescents. He holds an appointment in the Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and is associated with the Pediatric Exercise Physiology Laboratory in that department.  Dr. Katch’s keynote topic will be overfatness with an emphasis on children. 

The meeting will be held at the Radisson City Centre Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. This meeting site, in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, offers a variety of activities to support and enhance your networking opportunities with exercise physiologists from across the country.  It is walking distance from museums, theaters, shopping, restaurants and other points of interest. 

In addition, the Certified Exercise Physiologist Examination (EPC) will be held on April 1 in Indianapolis. Deadline for registration is March 1, 2004.  If you are not currently an EPC, this is an excellent opportunity to take the exam.   The EPC exam will be conveniently located at the Radisson Hotel. 

For a complete schedule of lectures and more information on the ASEP 6th Annual Meeting and Conference and the Certified Exercise Physiologist Examination, visit  Make plans to attend today, and we look forward to seeing you in Indianapolis.

Editorial...Dr. Tommy Boone

The ASEP Exercise Physiologist: Leadership, Shared Vision, and Expectations

“You have to believe in something yourself first, before you can get others to believe.”  -- Ashraf Seddeek, Oracle Corporation
Exercise physiologists were brought up to support sports medicine, not exercise physiology.  No matter how far they have come in the last 50 years, that one factor has been both positive and negative.  The positive is obvious.  Doctorate prepared exercise physiologists have done an excellent job at creating the exercise physiology scientific-based, specialized body of knowledge.  The negative is the nagging problems that sports medicine has kept exercise physiology from maturing as an emerging profession.

This doesn’t mean that exercise physiologists haven’t come a long way.  Today, the ASEP exercise physiologist is moving alongside with other healthcare professionals.  In all areas of healthcare, the ASEP board certified exercise physiologist is recognized with professional competencies to nurture change towards acceptable lifestyle ways.  Increasingly, more exercise physiologists are becoming aware of their unique and shared skills with other healthcare professionals.  Clearly, the founding of ASEP is the transition point between the exercise science - sports medicine exercise physiologists and the ASEP exercise physiologists.

The fundamental obstacle ASEP exercise physiologists continue to face is their own inertia.  The truth is that there is still a lot of work to be done.  The cards are nott stacked against change, but it is a major uphill battle.  Although it is unrealistic to think that ASEP exercise physiologists are the only professionals working hard to change their reality, at times it seems that everyone who is not a member of ASEP is not in the same political arena.  For many ASEP members, the ability to get things done is the belief in the ASEP vision.  It is the mental and emotional power that is gained from a commitment to professionalism. 

The purpose of this brief article is to help other exercise physiologists understand and cultivate personal and professional qualities that will enable them to play more powerful roles in shaping the ASEP future of exercise physiology.  While the concept of personal power is new, the importance of leadership is well known.  What determines leadership and power versus the traditional emphasis on research per se is important to know since both often give rise to confidence.  Projecting confidence is a matter of being in charge and sending the right signals.  It is about the beliefs leaders embrace to facilitate change based on ideas that there is no going back to a sports medicine arrangement.  The ASEP leadership is about restoring hope, rebuilding a sense of community, and seizing career opportunities.

Leadership is important in anyone’s career and, most certainly, within one’s own organization.  The most significant contribution any exercise physiologist can make to the evolving profession is to speak out on behalf of ASEP.  In the end, it is a matter of time, vision, conviction, and courage to create something better for all exercise physiologists.  It takes courage to make a difference when indifference is so common.  This means standing up for what you believe and sharing your values regarding the ASEP organization.  Leadership is about “Going the Extra Mile”.  Exercise science is one thing.  Exercise physiology is something altogether different.

Sometimes a person has to choose a side.  To effectively model the ASEP behavior, one must be a committed member.  Then, the dream of exercise physiologists as healthcare professionals sets the stage for the future.  This image of the future is what drives the ASEP exercise physiologist.  It is the dream of a shared vision whereby the exercise science status quo is changed forever.  The ASEP leadership is about challenging the status quo at every level to ensure the unlocking of opportunities to serve the public.  It is about a finding a sense of purpose and communicating the ASEP vision; all of which is legitimate on behalf of exercise physiologists throughout the United States.

During the 21st century, exercise physiologists are being brought up to be proud of  “their” organization.  They are encouraged to talk about it, shared personal values about it, and explain to others why they are committed to the ASEP organization.  Their sense of ownership is making a difference.  The ASEP leadership has made a difference in how the public sees exercise physiology.  They “walk the talk” and, therefore, their actions are consistent with their promises.  Just this past month (January, 2004), the ASEP Board of Directors and the ASEP Board of Licensure completed the final draft of the Minnesota Licensure Bill for Exercise Physiologists.  ASEP is doing what its leadership said it would do.  This is the definition of credibility.

Securing licensure for exercise physiologists as healthcare professionals is an important and serious foundation for building productive and genuine career opportunities.  Imagine the power in “doing what ASEP said it would do”.  It demonstrates that the commitment to a shared vision that exercise physiology is a profession of healthcare professionals is constantly affirming publicly that ASEP is also the professional organization of exercise physiologists.  Doing what ASEP leadership said it would do has helped exercise physiology escape from its traditional paradigm trap.  Stopping the past exploitation of exercise physiology is an important beginning to a sense of meaning and purpose.  It is the building process that results from an internal desire to inspire others to get involved.

Unfortunately, finding a vision, expressing a vision, and maintaining a vision is not always an intuitive, emotional process.  Part of the human response is very likely life itself.  As if work at the office is not enough, the challenges that associate with raising a family, war and terrorism, and other concerns such the weather, taxes, paying bills, the human race is living a mix of feelings.  And, frankly, everyone is stretched so thin, it is reasonable to expect any change at all to be hard won.  But, what is important is simply this:  “Regardless of what others may say, a single person can make a difference.”  That person can help others make sense of why any struggle worth fighting for is worth suffering for.  That one person can write about exercise physiology, talk about career opportunities, embrace others who have similar views, and “stand his or her ground” passionately on behalf of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists

The willingness to stand for something and to be something is intimately connected.  Members of ASEP ought to read about professionalism and professional development issues and concerns.  They should talk with others who are living the change in professionalism within exercise physiology and, where possible and time permits, visit with members of the Board of Directors, Board of Accreditation, Board of Certification, and Board of Licensure.  There is a lot to talk about and the implications are important, given that they define the future of possibilities for the common good of exercise physiologists.

The ASEP leadership knows that working on behalf of an organization just for exercise physiologists is worth doing.  ASEP is making a difference, and it is having an important impact on the meaning and purpose of many students who are immersed in exercise physiology.  The organization is about the projecting into the future, building a shared vision, and keeping its members’ energy focused on becoming what they want to be.  As a member of ASEP Board of Directors, it is inspiring to know that the members are committed to a “Shared Expectation” of exercise physiology.  In spite of the difficulties and tensions that surround the ASEP perspective of exercise physiology, they have a shared expectation.  It is a shared expectation that is fundamental to the rights of every evolving profession.

  • They expect that exercise physiologists (whether they have the doctorate degree or not) are equal to other healthcare professionals; that all professionals should be treated with respect and equal in every way possible.
  • They expect that not too far in the future the students of diverse academic programs will be able to say that they graduated from an accredited exercise physiology college or university.
  • They expect that at some point in the future the leadership of other organizations will recognize the transformations led by the ASEP leadership and support the ASEP initiatives to professionalize exercise physiology.
  • They expect that the founders of the ASEP organization and its leadership will be judged by their integrity and convictions to improve the conditions of exercise physiology.
  • They expect that their shared vision will inspire others to mobilize the ASEP movement.
  • They expect that next month, next year, or even five years from now those who fail to understand the ASEP leadership will be transformed into thinking about and supporting the ASEP organization so that exercise physiology students will be given the same respect, career opportunities, credibility, and trust as other healthcare professionals.
  • They expect members of the ASEP organization and others to share in the ASEP vision that is realistic, full of hope, and straight from the heart.
  • They expect that exercise physiology will rise to status of a profession, and that the seeds for success are being planted day-after-day.

American Society of Exercise Physiologists
6th ASEP National Meeting & Conference
“Building Opportunities for an Emerging Profession”

Schedule of Presentations

Radisson Hotel –Center City
Indianapolis, IN
April 2-3, 2004

Friday, April 2, 2004

7:30 – 8:00 a.m. 

8:00 – 8:05 a.m. 
Matt Lehn, BS, MBA, EPC
Conference Chair

Exercise Physiology I

8:05 – 8:45 a.m. 
Cardiovascular Risk Factors
Janet Wallace, PhD, FASCM, Indiana University

The prevalence of chronic diseases has reached epic proportion.  Risk factor management is gaining wide acceptance in the treatment of these diseases. This lecture will discuss the state of modern chronic diseases, including atherosclerosis, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity and chronic obstructive lung disease.   It will include a close look at lifestyle factors that influence chronic disease and provide a detailed look at the true impact of risk factor modification on chronic diseases.

8:45 – 9:25 a.m. 
Muscle Fatigue in Persons with Multiple Sclerosis
Alexander Ng, PhD, FACSM, Marquette University 

The purpose of this talk is to describe what is currently known about muscle fatigue in persons with multiple sclerosis (MS).  Multiple sclerosis is a central nervous system disease that can result in significant complaints of fatigue in many persons with MS.  Muscle fatigue in MS can result from central or peripheral nervous system impairment.  Cardiovascular alterations in MS could also affect muscle fatigue. It is likely that at least some of the peripheral alterations observed in MS may be secondary to muscle disuse or inactivity.   Because inactivity or muscle disuse could contribute to muscle fatigue in persons with MS, a strong rationale for exercise or rehabilitation to maintain or increase physical activity is indicated.  Such intervention could help to maintain health, independence and quality of life in persons with MS.

9:25 – 10:05 a.m. 
Exercise and Cancer - The Nation's New Cardiac Rehab Program
Eric Durak, MSc, Medical Health and Fitness, Santa Barbara, CA

Can exercise improve the odds for cancer survival?  Will exercise become the new "cardiac rehab"?  These two questions are rapidly becoming everyday nomenclature in the clinical exercise profession, as more than 200 cancer wellness programs now exist across the US.  Clinically - exercise may stimulate the immune system, encourage weight loss, improve quality of life, and increase social interaction for patients.  This is one reason they are so well accepted.  Starting relationships with oncology and health care professionals is the best way to receive third party financial assistance to pay for such programs.  This session will provide exact information from both aspects of delivering the highest quality wellness program for community cancer patients.

10:05 – 10:30 a.m. Break

Professional I

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 
ASEP and the Future of Exercise Physiology
Steve Jungbauer, MA, MBA, EPC, FASEP, FAACVPR, President - ASEP
Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, IN

Looking through the eyes of the "grassroots exercise physiologist," this lecture reviews some historical perspectives and milestones on the direction, barriers, successes and failures related to past, present, and future attempts to build exercise physiology as a profession. Special emphasis is placed on understanding the professional needs of exercise physiology, market and economic trend analysis, and the future direction of ASEP as it continues to gain substantial "working-class" support.    In a simplistic form, the exercise physiologist should relate to where we have come from, where we are at, and where we need to go if grassroots exercise physiologists desire to redirect their current professional course through unification of the profession in an effort to improve career stability in a destabilized and hostile job market.

11:15 – 11:45 a.m. 
The Licensing of Exercise Physiologists – From Dream to Reality
Matt Wattles, MA, Goodwill Industries, Boise, ID

Over the past several decades, the unregulated use of the Exercise Physiologist’s Scope of Practice has encouraged the proliferation of worthless credentialing for economic gain. These credentials, most without academic preparation, place the public at great risk when seeking fitness advice and exercise training from ill prepared “exercise specialists and fitness professionals” who hold themselves out to be Exercise Physiologists.  Exercise Physiologists should be licensed because it regulates what services the professional provides and the standard of treatment the public will receive from the professional.   The scope of practice of the Exercise Physiologists is distinguishable from other licensed and unlicensed professions and requires a high degree of skill, knowledge, and training.

ASEP Luncheon 

11:45 – 12:45 p.m. 
Lunch provided compliments of ASEP 

Research I

12:45 – 1:05 p.m. 
No Ergogenic Effect of Runner's Advantage Creatine Serum on Running Performance 
Todd Astorino, PhD, EPC, Salisbury University

No data has supported the use of creatine (Cr) in enhancing endurance performance; in fact, the majority of data state that Cr ingestion decreases endurance performance due to weight gain.  However, a new creatine serum, Runner’s Advantage™ (RA), has been marketed to increase running performance.  Therefore, the primary aim of this study was to test this claim in young cross-country runners using a double-blind, randomized design.

1:05 – 1:25 p.m. 
Reliability and Validity of Diagnostic Ultrasound in Estimating Body Density 
James Laskin, PhD, PT, University of Montana

Due to technological advances, diagnostic ultrasound (DUS) may prove an effective method for the determination of adipose tissue thickness (ATT) and estimating body density (BD).  This project was designed to determine the reliability and validity of using DUS-ATT measurements in estimating BD.

1:25 – 1:45 p.m. 
Using the Inversion Table to Improve Learning in the Undergraduate
Exercise Physiology Curriculum
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP, EPC, College of St. Scholastica

Educational research has demonstrated that the use an inversion table in the classroom and/or laboratory enhances problem-solving skills and conceptual learning.  With the ability to manipulate physiological responses to different body positions, students have the opportunity to compare the responses with rest and/or graded exercise and, therefore, enhance learning in the exercise physiology curriculum.  The demonstration and hands-on learning also sets the stage for better understanding of manipulative-based activities in teaching exercise physiology concepts and ideas.

1:45 – 2:05 p.m. 
Central and Peripheral Components of Oxygen Consumption Improvement via Aerobic Training in Premenopausal Women 
Jesse Pittsley, MA, EPC, University of Kentucky

Previous research suggest post-menopausal women improve oxygen consumption through increases in oxygen extraction (OE) with no improvement in cardiac output (CO). The objective is examine the relationship between age and increase in CO and OE induced by aerobic training in premenopausal women.

2:05 – 2:25 p.m. 
Magnetic Resonance Techniques in Skeletal Muscle Research
Lesley J. White, PhD, University of Florida

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) have provided the medical and scientific community with powerful tools for medical diagnosis and research.  Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy are gaining recognition by exercise scientists because of the power and wide applicability of this technique to the noninvasive study of muscle anatomy and metabolism and the ability to compliment data generated through more traditional biopsy techniques. 

2:25 – 2:45 p.m Break 

Exercise Physiology II

2:45 – 3:25 p.m. 
The Future of Diabetes Treatment: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel?
Joe Brozinick, PhD, Eli Lily, Indianapolis, IN

Diabetes is a major health concern in the world today. This lecture will review current state of the art therapy for diabetes, and outline potential future therapeutics. The goal of the lecture will be to inform people on the nature of the problems associated with diabetes, and on the future of diabetes treatment. 

3:25 – 4:05 p.m. 
Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factors:  Implications and Applications for the Exercise Physiologist.
Pat Dunn, MA, MBA, Community Hospital, Munster, IN

Over the past several years there have been some new and very exciting developments in the area of cardiovascular risk and lipoprotein research.  These developments have led to a new series of diagnostic laboratory and imaging tests that have applications to the health care provider.  These new diagnostic tests, include LDL and HDL phenotyping, Lp(a), homocysteine, hs-CRP, coronary calcium imaging, carotid Intimal wall thickening, vasoreactivity, and the ankle brachial index.  When applied correctly, these tests can significantly increase the sensitivity for predicting who is at high risk for a cardiovascular event and can give the health care provider information on the best treatment strategies, both medical and lifestyle modification.  All of this information has a direct impact on strategies for exercise testing and prescription.  This presentation will highlight the effects that exercise has on each of these new tests. 

4:05 – 4:45 p.m. 
Heart Failure – New Diagnostic Techniques
Joe Warphea, MA, EPC, University of Minnesota

As heart disease continues to increase at an epidemic rate, so to does the demand for more accurate techniques to diagnose various conditions. Certainly, earlier and more conclusive identification of heart disease means earlier and possibly more effective intervention strategies. Heart failure is just one component of the multifaceted dilemma that is heart disease and is a particularly debilitating condition.  This lecture will take a closer look at advanced imaging techniques and research that offer promise for increasing the accuracy of diagnoses related to heart failure.

Lifetime Achievement Award

6:30 – 7:15 p.m. 

7:15 – 7:30 p.m. 
ASEP Recognition 

7:30 – 8:00 p.m. 
Award Presentation, Dr. David Costill

Saturday, April 3, 2004

Exercise Physiology III

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. 
Why is an Understanding of Anatomy Important for Exercise Physiologists?
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP, EPC, College of St. Scholastica

While anatomy is an important course for certain academic majors, its role in exercise physiology is less understood. Part of the reason stems from the emphasis on exercise physiology research involving metabolic equipment and assessment of oxygen consumption and other physiological measures.  In fact, many exercise physiologists are not prepared to teach anatomy and/or describe its application to fitness, athletics, and rehabilitation.  More emphasis should be placed on anatomy, especially at the doctorate level.  With increased information, the integration of anatomy and physiology should be easier for many different reasons.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. 
Functional Training for General Fitness
Don Diboll, PhD, EPC, California State University – Bakersfield

Functional training will be defined and explained, including fundamental concepts, training techniques, principles of training, and equipment. The rational for using this type of training will then be addressed. Finally, the presentation will conclude with a discussion of the application of functional training to various populations.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. 
Overtraining and Nutritional Support 
Lonnie Lowery, PhD, Kent State University

Although over-reaching is a common component of athletic programs, a larger-than-expected percentage of athletes experience staleness and/ or overtraining. This lecture covers the biological, psycho-physiological, anatomical, performance- and health-related aspects of overtraining – with a focus on recovery time frames and realistic expectations. As the greatest contributor to the athletic recovery process, nutrition will be addressed throughout. Programming suggestions and practical incorporation of recovery-tracking methodologies will be presented. 

9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Break

Research II

10:00 – 10:20 a.m. 
Evaluations of Fitness Characteristics of Collegiate Soccer Players Before and After a Pre-Season Strength and Conditioning Program 
John Dargan, MA, EPC, College of St. Scholastica

The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an unsupervised pre-season conditioning program on the fitness level of collegiate soccer players.  The conditioning program had components of strength, speed, and agility as well as soccer specific drills.

10:20 – 10:40 a.m. 
The Validaity of Cadence Based Sub-Maximal Fitness Fields Test for Wheelchair Users 
James Laskin, PhD, PT, University of Montana

Individuals with physical disabilities adopt a sedentary lifestyle and therefore are at risk for secondary chronic conditions.  Valid exercise assessments are needed to provide an appropriate exercise prescription.  The purpose of the pilot study was to design a valid sub-maximal field test for wheelchair users that is easy to administer, requires minimal equipment, and is time efficient.

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. 
Physiologic Response to Hot Water Immersion 
Larry Birnbaun, PhD, EPC, College of St. Scholastica

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the physiological responses to a 15 minute hot tub immersion at 39°C.  Measurements were made while sitting in a chair for 15 minutes at room temperature, then during the 15 minutes of hot tub immersion.  Oxygen consumption, cardiac output, heart rate, double product, systemic vascular resistance, and blood pressure responses were studied.

Professional II 

11:00 – 11:20 a.m. 
Devoloping State Associations
Jason Young, MA, EPC, LAT, Lakeview Medical Center, Rice Lake, WI

This presentation will include a step by step approach to building a state association.  In addition, it will include other important issues in respect to creating and sustaining a strong state association.  There are many positive aspects into having a state organization, without one there can be no future for Board Certified Exercise Physiologists within that state.  Please take a strong look at the state of your Exercise Physiology profession within your state.

11:20 – 11:40 a.m. 
Board Certification for Exercise Physiologist
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP, EPC, College of St. Scholastica

Attendees will be updated regarding the ASEP Board Certification for Exercise Physiologists (EPC).  The update will include changes in the members of the Board of Certification and recommendation for sub-specialty certifications that fall under the "Exercise Physiologist Certified" status.  Such specialty areas might include (a) general healthcare practitioner; (b) anatomy specialist; (c) health promotion entrepreneur; (d) educator; (e) research; (f) cardiac rehab; (g)exercise nutrition; (h) fitness development; and (i) gerontologist.  Information about new sites to sit for the exam as well as the overall handling of the exam process and evaluators will be presented.

11:40 – 12:00 p.m. 
ASEP Academic Accreditation 
Rob Robergs, PhD, FASEP, EPC, University of New Mexico

Academic accreditation is an important and essential component to any profession.  The Accreditation Committee of ASEP desires to work with academic program to ensure that standards are met and graduating students are worthy of the title "exercise physiologist”.  Accreditation was established to develop academic standards, certify credibility, integrity and quality of academic programs that prepare students for professional work in exercise physiology.  An update will be given on the progress of ASEP accreditation.


12:00 – 1:30 p.m. 
Lunch – not provided
(Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists Business Meeting)

Roundtable Discussions

Choose one:

1:30 – 2:15 p.m 
Moderators: Matt Wattles, Steve Jungbauer

The American Society of Exercise Physiologist is presently working with legislators to enact state licensure bills.  This roundtable discussion will offer an opportunity for participants to offer their input in the process of licensure of exercise physiologists.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m 
New Trends in Research
Moderators: Rob Robergs, Don Diboll

This discussion will offer an opportunity for participants to confer the many recent developments in the area of  exercise physiology research, clinical studies,  and new perspectives in exercise physiology.

1:30 – 2:15 p.m 
Growth of ASEP
Moderators: Tommy Boone, Lonnie Lowery

This roundtable discussion will give participates the opportunity to discuss the recent success and growth of ASEP.  Participants will have the chance to provide input and suggestions in the future direction of ASEP’s vision is unify and professionalize exercise physiology. 

Choose one:

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 
Moderators: Matt Wattles, Steve Jungbauer

The American Society of Exercise Physiologist is presently working with legislators to enact state licensure bills.  This roundtable discussion will offer an opportunity for participants to offer their input in the process of licensure of exercise physiologists.

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 
New Trends in Research
Moderators: Rob Robergs, Don Diboll 

This discussion will offer an opportunity for participants to confer the many recent developments in the area of  exercise physiology research, clinical studies,  and new perspectives in exercise physiology.

2:15 – 3:00 p.m. 
Growth of ASEP
Moderators: Tommy Boone, Lonnie Lowery

This roundtable discussion will give participates the opportunity to discuss the recent success and growth of ASEP.  Participants will have the chance to provide input and suggestions in the future direction of ASEP’s vision is unify and professionalize exercise physiology. 

3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break

Keynote Address

3:15 – 4:15 p.m 
Overfatness and Children
Victor Katch Ed.D.  Professor of Movement Science, Division of Kinesiology; Associate Professor of Pediatric Cardiology, School of Medicine, The University of Michigan

Dr. Katch has done extensive research in the area of body composition, nutrition, exercise and weight control, and is the author of Exercise Physiology, the most widely used textbook in the field.   He holds an appointment in the Section of Pediatric Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and is associated with the Pediatric Exercise Physiology Laboratory in that department. 

Rates of overfatness have increased in the past decade to alarming proportions. Estimates suggest between 40 and 60 percent of the U.S. adult population and perhaps 30 percent of children and adolescents are overfat. Coincident with the growing level of fatness are increases in the incidence of chronic diseases (type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemias, heart disease and different cancers.) This lecture will center on a discussion of the root causes of increased fatness in children and adults and the growing body of evidence linking physical inactivity, various nutritional practices and genetics as causative factors.

4:15 – 4:30 p.m. 
Closing Remarks
Steve Jungbauer
President - ASEP

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