is Evident Everywhere
William T. Boone, Jr.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or call (715) 736-2239.
Association of Exercise Physiologists
March 13, 2003
8:30-9:30 Introductions and Business Meeting
9:30-10:30 Corporate Health, Wealth and Wellness - Michael Busk, MD
10:40-1140 Health and Fitness Facility Standards - Cathryn R. Dooly,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
of Exercise Physiology
College of St. Scholastica
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 www.css.edu/ASEP/
website will remain active for an undetermined period of time.
POSITION IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY [Department of Biological
Sciences at Benedictine University]
#2: SCHOOL OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, HUMAN PERFORMANCE
AND RECREATION [Baylor University]
#3: Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position at The College of
St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN.
POSITION IN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
The Department of Biological
Sciences at Benedictine University is looking to fill a tenure-track
position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level beginning fall 2003.
Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology or related field with teaching experience
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.
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.
December 13, 2002. Applications will be accepted until the position
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.
OF HEALTH, HUMAN PERFORMANCE AND RECREATION
Professor of Health, Human Performance and Recreation with a specialization
in Clinical Exercise Physiology and Nutrition.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 www3.baylor.edu/HHPR.
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.
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
Assistant Professor Position
In the Department of Exercise
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.
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.
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
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
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.