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5th ASEP National Meeting
April 4-5, 2003

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Vol 7 No 3 March  2003 
ISSN 1097-9743
Change is Evident Everywhere
2003 Dues Renewal Notice
Career Opportunities
Chairperson Update


Editorial Policy 
/ Submitted Papers
State Information
Wisconsin Association of 
Exercise Physiologists
Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists

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Chairperson Update: Board of Licensure
Matt Wattles
Exercise Physiologist

Moving Forward in March
March will be an exciting month.  Three items are coming in March that will help steer licensure to our states.  First, on March 13th, the Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists will hold its 6th annual meeting in Indianapolis.  Steve Jungbauer and Matt Lehn have been the driving forces behind Indiana’s association as well as their bid for licensure.  Steve and Matt both currently serve on ASEP’s licensure committee.  Indiana will decide if they will pursue licensure this year or wait until the 2005 term.  Regardless of the outcome of the licensure timeline, Indiana will be the driving force in ASEP’s licensure efforts.  Steve and Matt have been steadfast in their pursuit of licensure and we all owe them our gratitude for their hard work. The following week on March 22nd, the Wisconsin Association of Exercise Physiologists  (WIAEP) will hold its 1st annual meeting at Marquette University in Milwaukee.  Jason Young, the president of WIAP currently serves on the licensure committee and is committed to bringing EP licensure to Indiana.  Jason has recruited the expertise of Steve Jungbauer and Steve will be presenting licensure issues to the Wisconsin membership. One week later, on March 28th, the Nebraska Association of Exercise Physiologists  (NAEP) will hold its 1st annual meeting in Kearney.  Aliisa Seppala, the president of NAEP, also currently serves on the licensure committee.  She is working hard to bringing EP licensure to Nebraska.  NAEP will introduce licensure issues at the meeting to it’s membership.  Steve, Matt, Jason and Aliisa have been working extremely hard to promote the exercise physiology profession in their states and have tackled licensure as well.  I would like to personally thank them for their hard work and dedication to the field.  As more and more exercise physiologists step up to the plate and assume leadership roles, our quest for licensure will accelerate. 

Clearing Up Some Issues
I would like to clear up a few issues on licensure.  In my role, as chair the licensure committee, I am encountering more and more opposition to exercise physiology licensure.  The funny thing is that it is coming from the exercise physiologists.  The problem is that they appear to not understand why licensure is important for exercise physiologists. My conversations have lasted no more than several minutes with the outcome being that I have directed them to the current issues and research on the subject.  Of course, to some extent, this part of the growing pains with any new idea.  The discussion of licensure is just getting started in the exercise physiology profession.  Obviously, the entire process is very slow and involves change in how we think.  Most of us don’t like change and would rather hang out in our comfort zones.  One thing that I am hearing is that licensure is solely about medical reimbursement.  This is  not the case at all.  While medical reimbursement and even increased salaries are important, they are not the main issue.  Medical reimbursement is a separate issue entirely.  We are not even discussing medical reimbursement within the profession at this time.  Licensure and medical reimbursement are two entirely different issues. 

I see the main goal of licensure as a way to legitimize our field within healthcare and the private sectors.  Licensure is a way we can show the world that we are truly qualified to provide the services we offer.  If you found yourself in legal trouble, would you find an unlicensed attorney to defend you?  Currently the population has turned to nurses, respiratory therapists, personal trainers, and a slew of other unqualified practitioners to get direction on exercise.  Licensure would solve this problem.  Unqualified practitioners would be unable to deliver these services unless they met the ASEP standards for licensure.  This would force the population to seek the direction of the licensed exercise physiologist.  Physicians and other healthcare practitioners would begin to refer clients to our services and that would in turn result in an immediate increase in career opportunities and salary for the exercise physiologist. 

The next time your professor, coworker, or any other exercise physiologist tells you that we should not pursue licensure, simply ask the person:  “Would you go to an unlicensed Physician for your healthcare needs”?  “If you have legal troubles will you go in search of an unlicensed Attorney to defend you in court”?  Why would a person seek the advice of an exercise physiologist that wasn’t licensed?  What is the difference between an ASEP board certified exercise physiologist and a personal trainer with a GED?  Well, since the founding of ASEP, exercise physiologists now have academic accreditation, board certification, and a standards of professional practice.  No other individuals, regardless of their education, assuming they graduated from college, can say the same.  Licensure will be another important step in the professionalization of exercise physiology.  This is the argument for licensure and this is why we need to work for licensure.  Licensure will simply bring legitimacy to our profession!

Licensure is by no means an easy process.  If you study the issues, you will see that it is an enormous undertaking.  We are breaking from the old school of exercise physiology (or, if you will, exercise science) into the new ASEP view of the 21st century profession of credible healthcare practitioners.  The issue of licensure has moved to the forefront of the emerging profession, and we (i.e., those of us who belong to the ASEP organization) are 100% committed to implementing it throughout our states.  We do need more help and support.  Get in touch with the state presidents and ask them what you can do to help with licensure. 

Change is Evident Everywhere
William T. Boone, Jr.
Exercise Physiologist/Computer Specialist

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. 

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”.

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 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.

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 exercise physiology.

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. 

Wisconsin Association of Exercise Physiologists

The Wisconsin Association of Exercise Physiologists (WIAEP) will host their first state meeting on Saturday, March 22nd at ASEP accredited Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.   The WIAEP was founded by Jason Young, MA, EPC, ATC in December of 2001.  Mr. Young is a graduate of the College of St Scholastica and has been an active member of ASEP for several years.  “This is one of the first significant steps towards beginning to unify the exercise physiologists of Wisconsin,” stated Mr. Young.  The meeting will address several issues including, the recruitment of members and establishing a more developed communication network for EP’s in Wisconsin, the possibility of offering the EPC exam,  and building a relationship with Universities in the state in order to expand WIAEP membership and increase interest pursuing ASEP accreditation.   For more information about this event, or WIAEP, please feel free to e-mail at or call (715) 736-2239.

Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists

March 13, 2003
Methodist Hospital 
Indianapolis, IN 

8:00-8:30 Registration
8:30-9:30 Introductions and Business Meeting 
9:30-10:30 Corporate Health, Wealth and Wellness - Michael Busk, MD 
10:30-10:40  Break 
10:40-1140 Health and Fitness Facility Standards - Cathryn R. Dooly, Ph.D, FACSM 
11:40-12:40 Lunch (Provided) 
12:40-1:25 New Cardiovascular Drugs - Joanna L. R. Kingery, PharmD 
1:25-2:10 Weight Management: Keys to Your Clients Success - Stacey Faryna, RD 
2:10-2:20  Break 
2:20-3:05  Healthy Kids/Healthy Indiana - Sarah Titzer, B.S. 
3:05-4:00 The Role of ASEP in the Professional Development of Exercise Physiology -                   Tommy Boone, Ph.D., M.P.H., FASEP, EPC
4:00 Discussion and Closing

Tommy Boone, Ph.D., M.P.H., FASEP- Professor and Chair, Exercise Physiology Laboratories, College of St. Scholastica in Duluth MN.  He is a founding member of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. 
Dr. Michael Busk, M.D., M.P.H.- is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Occupational Medicine and is the Catherine and Lowe Berger and Pauline L. Ford Investigator in Pulmonary Medicine. He serves as the Medical and Research Director for the National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS).  He is also the Director of the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program/IUMG, the Director of the Corporate Health & Wellness/IUMG, Director of the Executive Physicals/IUMG, and the Director of the WIN/Reach programs at NIFS. Dr. Busk belongs to many professional societies including the American College of Chest Physicians and the American Thoracic Society. He has authored several journal articles and book chapters on topics relating to Pulmonary Disease and Exercise and Fitness. 
Cathryn Dooly, PhD - Dr. Cathryn R. Dooly is Director of the Adult Physical Fitness Laboratory and Center at Ball State University.  She also serves as Coordinator of the academic program for Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehabilitation.  Her certifications are current in CPR, phlebotomy, and as an ACSM Exercise Specialist.  Current research interests include the effects of fluid retention and loss on measures of body fat; recovery metabolism and lactate kinetics; cardiovascular risk factors in minority populations; and health issues in postmenopausal females. 
Stacey Faryna, R.D., ACSM HF/I- Ms. Faryna is the Research Dietitian and Nutrition and Health Educator for the Indiana University Center for Weight Management in Indianapolis. She also teaches nutrition, exercise, and weight management classes at IU and local corporations and is currently conducting 2 medical research studies assessing the effects of experimental medications with obese subjects. Stacey’s motto is: She is not the food police and she is not here to starve anyone. 
Joanna L. R. Kingery, PharmD- Ms. Kingery is a Clinical Pharmacist and Cardiovascular Specialist at Clarian Health/Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.  Ms. Kingery has extensive classroom and preceptor  teaching experience and has had articles published in Pharmacotherapy  and International  Pharmaceutical Abstracts. 
Sarah Titzer, B.S., ACSM HF/I is the coordinator of youth fitness, health, and nutrition programs at NIFS in Indianapolis.  Sarah is the Associate Director of the NIFS Youth Movement Initiative, the team leader for the Action For Healthy Kids Indiana State Team, and a member of the State of Indiana Department of Education Coordinated School Health Advisory Council.  She is a member of  the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Sarah received a BS from the University of Delaware and is currently pursuing her MS in health care administration from the University of Southern Indiana. 

American Society of Exercise Physiologists
2003 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 American Society of Exercise Physiologists.  Please mail the check to the following address:

 ASEP National Office
 c/o Dr. Boone
 Department of Exercise Physiology
 The College of St. Scholastica
 1200 Kenwood Ave
 Duluth, MN 55811
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.

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 ( for the news about Board Certification of exercise physiologists. or academic accreditation of undergraduate programs.  Note: This website will remain active for an undetermined period of time. 


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Position #1: FACULTY POSITION IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY [Department of Biological Sciences at Benedictine University]


Position #3: Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position at The College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN.


The Department of Biological Sciences at Benedictine University is looking to fill a tenure-track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level beginning fall 2003. 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology or related field with teaching experience is required. 

Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching courses in the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology program and related courses at the undergraduate level, course development, a faculty/student research program in the laboratory and/or collaboration with professionals in the biomedical community.  Limited extramural funding is available to support faculty/student research. 

Application Process:  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, and three letters of recommendation to Nicole Diehl, Employee Services, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532.  Phone (630) 829-6015.  Fax: 630-960-9946.

Date Posted:  December 13, 2002.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Benedictine University is a liberal arts institution located in the east-west research corridor of metropolitan Chicago with nationally recognized undergraduate programs in the sciences and an established Exercise Physiology Masters program. 

Benedictine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer; women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.



Position: Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation with a specialization in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Nutrition.

Background:  As part of Baylor University’s 2012 Vision to enter into the top tier of American universities, the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation (HHPR) within the School of Education has embarked on a mission to develop one of the country’s leading academic and research programs.  This includes development of a doctoral program and Center for Exercise, Nutrition, and Preventive Health Research.  The department is seeking an experienced educator/researcher to contribute to a multidisciplinary research team focusing on the role of exercise and nutrition on health, performance, and rehabilitation.

Qualifications:  Academic preparation in nutrition with an earned doctorate in clinical exercise physiology.  Significant experience and excellence in teaching exercise science, nutrition, clinical exercise physiology, and special population rehabilitation related courses to undergraduate and graduate students.  A strong commitment to mentor and professionally develop undergraduate, masters level, and/or doctoral level students.  Appropriate professional certifications (ACSM Program Director, ACSM registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP), and/or ASEP-EPC preferred) with significant clinical experience in developing and implementing exercise programs for patients with various medical conditions in which exercise and/or nutritional interventions may provide therapeutic benefit.  A strong record of conducting research related to the role of exercise and nutrition on health and performance in healthy, athletic and special populations. Experience collaborating on multidisciplinary clinical research trials.  A record of conducting community outreach programs and obtaining external funding to support clinical research efforts.  Experience serving in leadership roles within an academic department (e.g., program development, curriculum design/coordination, directing laboratories, etc.).  A record of serving in positions of leadership within professional organizations at the State, National, and/or International levels. A record of excellence in teaching, research, and professional service that merits the rank of Professor at a leading academic institution.

Responsibilities:   Teach undergraduate and graduate courses related to clinical exercise physiology, special population rehabilitation, and/or nutrition; provide leadership in curriculum development and administration of exercise physiology programs; mentor students at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels; seek and obtain extramural funding; conduct and publish research; engage in scholarly activities; develop a high risk special populations rehabilitation program; establish collaborative partnerships within the department, university, medical community, and public/private sector.

Salary and Beginning Date:  The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and professional experience. Preference will be given to applicants who are Christians and whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a world-class institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals.  The anticipated date of appointment is August 22, 2003.

Setting:  Baylor University was chartered by the Republic of Texas in 1845, making it the oldest continuously functioning institution of higher education in the state of Texas and the largest Baptist university in the world.  Over 13,000 students are enrolled on the 550-acre Waco, Texas campus, which includes the College of Arts and Sciences; the Schools of Business, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Law, and Music; the Graduate School; and the Seminary. The Nursing School is located in Dallas. The university’s nationally recognized academic divisions provide 162 baccalaureate degree programs at the undergraduate level.  The University also offers 73 master’s degrees in 65 programs of study, one educational specialist degree, and 18 doctoral degree programs through the Graduate School, as well as the master of divinity and doctor of ministry degree through George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the juris doctor degree from Baylor’s Law School.  The School of Education is accredited by NCATE and offers bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.  Additional information about the Department can be found at

Application:  The review of completed applications will begin February 24, 2003 and will continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should send a formal letter of application addressing how they meet the qualifications and responsibilities described above; a curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of five references; and, samples of research publications to:   Dr. Rusty Pippin, PhD, CHES; Assistant Chair, Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation; PO Box 97313, Waco, TX 76798-7313; e-mail:; Phone: 254/710-4007, Fax: 254/710-3527.

Baylor is a Baptist university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, Baylor encourages minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities to apply.



Assistant Professor Position
In the Department of Exercise Physiology
The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN 55811

The College of St. Scholastica is accepting applications for a tenure-track position in exercise physiology, starting Fall Semester 2003. 

Qualifications: Earned doctorate in exercise physiology or a related field.  Must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence in a number of exercise physiology courses, including but not limited to, applied exercise physiology, electrocardiography, and cardiac rehabilitation.  The candidate must have a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. 

Job responsibilities: Teach exercise physiology courses, support the department’s initiative with the ASEP organization by assuming a leadership role in the ASEP Student Chapter, supervise graduate internships, advise students, serve on department and college-wide committees, support the ASEP organization and initiatives in the professionalization of exercise physiology, and engage in research and publish scientific papers. 

Salary and application information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and academic experience.  Evaluation of applications will be April 1, 2003.  Applications should include a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae (including e-mail address), copies of graduate study transcripts, and the names and contact information for three people who could be asked to write letters of recommendation. 

Send application materials to:  Dr. Tommy Boone, Chair of the Department of Exercise Physiology, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811. 

Position will remain open until filled.  AA/EOE


Editorial Policy
The ASEPNewsletter 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 readers. 

Submitted Papers
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.

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