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Please use this Newsletter as a link to ASEP resources from scientific
journals to professional papers, to employment and related
opportunities. And be sure to click on "More On Us" at the left for the
ASEP-newsletter's parent web site!
-Lonnie Lowery, ASEP-Newsletter Editor
|ASEP-National Meeting & Conference
This month I offer a simple but valuable invitation.
The American Society of Exercise Physiologists is pleased to announce plans for the 10th Annual Meeting on April 10 - 12, 2008 in Duluth, MN. The
first Meeting took place 1998 at The College of St.
Scholastica. The Duluth "Meeting" will be a great opportunity to reflect on a decade of work towards the professionalization of exercise physiology.
The meeting will be held at The Inn On Lake Superior.
ASEP is the only organization dedicated exclusively to the
professional development of exercise physiology. It fulfills an
important ethical responsibility for future growth and credibility of
the profession. The Board of Directors is committed to unifying the profession by developing ethical standards and professional credentials in the practice of exercise physiology.
You are invited! This Meeting will provide the opportunity for Exercise Physiologists to network with their peers, to come together as friends, to present scientific papers on health and fitness, wellness, rehabilitation, athletics, and professionalism, and to be part of the change process in exercise physiology.
We look forward to seeing you in Duluth, MN in April.You may register at the link below.
|Ask the EP
|Q.) Could you explain some of the physiological mechanisms and phases of breathing during the execution of lifting?
is a vital mechanical function requiring the integrated and coordinated
action of several muscle groups, whether a person is consciously aware
of this or not.
most exercises, inhalation will begin as the movement begins, which is
often the eccentric phase of the movement. Inhalation should be
initiated with the uninhibited contraction of the diaphragm. This
creates a downward pressure on the viscera in the abdominal cavity
while simultaneously helping the lungs to draw in more air. The
downward pressure forces the contents of the abdominal cavity down,
back, and forward causing a slight distension and tightening of the
abdominal wall. This results in increased intra-abdominal pressure and
combines with associated neurological reactions of the other core
muscles to create joint stiffness of the spine and increase
stabilization of the pelvis and sacroiliac joints.
As inhalation continues, there should be an expansion and slight elevation
of the rib cage, which allows for maximal lung volume and also further
straightens the spine and helps to stabilize optimal posture.
However, inhalation should not produce any significant elevation of the
scapula or shrugging of the shoulders, because these muscle actions
will increase stress to the structures of the cervical spine. During
the eccentric-isometric phase, the breath can be held momentarily and
the abdominal muscles can be isometrically contracted to produce a
momentary Valsalva maneuver and provide maximal spinal stability.
begins as the movement is reversed, which is typically during the
concentric phase. To assist with maintenance of optimal posture and
avoid the tendency to flex the spine upon exhalation, the person should
activate a contraction of the transverse abdominis and draw the abdominal wall in slightly toward the spine.
This helps to maintain higher levels of intra-abdominal and
intrathoracic pressure, and again is linked to co-contractions of other
core muscles that will assist in stabilizing the spine and pelvis. You
should also note that full exhalation during most resistance exercises
is not recommended. Maintenance of some air in the lungs helps maintain
intrathoracic pressure and keep the rib cage partially expanded and
elevated, which helps to continue stabilization of optimal posture.
the concentric-isometric phase, a tight contraction of the transverse
abdominis (just short of concaving the abdominal wall) along with an
isometric contraction of the outer abdominal and trunk muscles can
often be felt. As inhalation and the eccentric movement begins, the
person should again initiate a contraction of the diaphragm and
somewhat relax the transverse abdominis to allow for the slight
distension of the abdominal wall to repeat the inhalation process.
a few exercises, inhalation will begin with the concentric phase, and
the entire process will be reversed from what has just been described.
This is because of the inverse maximal stability demands for the
particular movement. These breathing methods will take time to master
and integrate into every exercise. .
~Jonathan Mike MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
|Opportunities Related to Exercise Physiology
Manager in the Weight Management Center
Open the door of opportunity.
Open the door to the best of both worlds: Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
offers a unique environment that combines the prestige and
opportunities of a respected academic medical center with the
personality and camaraderie of a community hospital.
We have an opening for a Manager, in our Weight Management Center,
located at Greenspring Station in Lutherville, MD. Responsibilities
include the oversight of patient weight management, a multidisciplinary
team, regulatory compliance and budget.
·Bachelor's degree in allied health
of 5 years previous experience including primary responsibility for a
nutrition specialty area or managing a clinical education program
We offer our staff hands-on experience with the latest technology,
a supportive work environment, and one of the best pay and benefits
packages in the field, including a 403B with employer match and tuition
reimbursement for you and your dependents.
With a rich history of healing and a world-famous reputation,
Johns Hopkins Bayview can offer you an exciting, fulfilling career,
wherever you are on your career path. Apply today at John Hopkins
Bayview using Req. no. 80227
Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Position
Montgomery General Hospital is a community
oriented hospital located in the Olney, MD. We currently have an
opening for an Exercise Physiologist in the Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab
This position is responsible for the
assessment, direction and supervision of participants in the
Cardio-Pulmonary Rehab Program. Identifies patient educational needs
and provides education/resources to participant regarding disease
process, prevention, discharge planning and health maintenance.
Qualification: MS in Exercise Physiology, CRP
Certification, ACLS certification, ACSM Exercise specialist or
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (RCEP) preferred. Three years
clinical exercise physiology experience preferred.
Please check us out at Montgomery General Hospital and fill out an application online or contact Vivian Hsia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-time Exercise Physiologist Positions
PhysioLogic Human Performance Systems, LLC
(PHPS) is accepting applications for (2) full-time, salaried Exercise
Physiologist positions. Individuals selected will be dependable, swift,
This is professional work that is unique, stimulating, independent,
and important to the daily operations of our client facilities. Daily
travel is required by personal vehicle with travel expenses paid.
EPC Board Certification required. Applicants without EPC credential
may apply on contingency of obtaining certification within negotiated
Salary and benefits will be commensurate of education level and
experience. These positions are time sensitive so please send your
resume to: email@example.com as soon as possible.
PHPS will contact all applicants to answer questions and conduct interviews...
Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology
Department of Exercise Physiology at The College of St.
Scholastica invites applications for a tenure track faculty position,
starting September 2008, at the level of Assistant Professor or
Associate Professor (depending upon the candidate's credentials and
Qualifications: Earned doctorate in exercise physiology or related
field is required. Must have a strong commitment to teaching excellence
in human anatomy (with cadaver dissection), electrocardiography,
cardiac rehabilitation, and psychophysiology, and a record of
publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Responsibilities: Teach exercise physiology courses at the
undergraduate and graduate levels, support the department's initiative
with the American Society of Exercise Physiologists, supervise
department internships, advise students, serve on department and
college-wide committees, and engage in research and publish scientific
Application information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and academic experience. Apply online at www.csshrjobs.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until
the position is filled. All applicants must be authorized to work in
the United States at the time of an offer of employment. AA/EOE
Exercise Physiologist (Staten Island) For
residential & community based prgms, plan, coord. & implmt the
dvlpmt of exercise & fitness prgms for individuals w/autism &
dvlpmt'l disabilities. Establish cardiovascular health & wellness
prgms. Perform health related fitness tests. Resp. for meeting exercise
& physical activity reqmts prescribed for each individual.
Bachelors in Physical Education & Masters in Health Sci. w/a
specialization in Work (Exercise) Physiology. M-F, 9-5. Resume to: Ms.
Barrafato, HR Director, On Your Mark Inc, 645 Forest Ave, Staten
Island, NY 10301.
Assistant Professor of Exerecise Physiology
KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT, Cal Poly State University, San Luis
Obispo, CA, is accepting applications for a full-time, academic year,
tenure track, assistant professor of exercise physiology, beginning
September 8, 2008. Teach exercise physiology, sports nutrition,
exercise prescription, and activity classes at the undergraduate level,
and exercise physiology and research methods at the graduate level;
develop and maintain research activities appropriate to academic
responsibilities with external funding and occasional external
validation; supervise undergraduate and graduate student research and
PolyFit program. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
experience, within the CSU assistant professor salary range.
Required qualifications: Completed doctorate
in exercise/work physiology or a related field is required at the time
Preferred qualifications: university teaching
and research experience, American College of Sports Medicine/American
Society of Exercise Physiologists certification (EPC) or ACSM RCEP;
American Heart Association/American Red Cross BLS/ACLS; clinical,
research, grant and publication history related to obesity/metabolic
syndrome/chronic cardiopulmonary/metabolic disease.
Please visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG (search for
Requisition #101451) for additional details and to complete an online
faculty application; submit completed application to Requisition
#101451, then follow the instructions for attaching the following
documents to the online application:
(1) a curriculum vita
copies of transcripts from all colleges attended (an unofficial copy of
your transcripts may be submitted with this application, official
transcripts with confirmation of Ph.D. will be required prior to any
(3) sample of scholarly work
(4) three current letters of reference
(5) a letter of application that includes your teaching philosophy and how that philosophy is incorporated in your teaching.
Please see online posting for instructions for
mailing materials if you are unable to attach any of these to your
Further department information can be found at: Kinesiology..Cal Poly State University or contact Steve Davis, Search Committee Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of applications will begin November 26, 2007. Applications after this date may be considered.
Cal Poly is strongly committed to achieving
excellence through diversity. The university actively encourages
applications by all qualified individuals. EEO.
State University Program in Health Sciences (Exercise Physiology and
Metabolism) invites applications for a nine-month, full-time,
permanent, tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant or
Associate Professor (depending on qualifications) located at the WSU
Spokane campus. Position is available August 2008.
Position Description: The successful
candidate will be expected to teach, maintain a focused line of
research with significant extramural funding, and participate in the
service missions of the university. Required qualifications include a
doctoral degree in a relevant area before first date of employment and
evidence of scholarly productivity with potential for extramural
funding. Preferred qualifications include post-doctoral experience in
an area relevant to exercise biology with research emphasis in, but not
limited to, cellular signaling, molecular, genomic, and/or proteomic
approaches to address the role of exercise in chronic disease
prevention or management, and excellent communication skills. Salary
will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicant
screening begins November 1, 2007.
To apply, send the following items to the Search Committee Clerical Manager (see below):
·Letter of application addressing qualifications and responsibilities
·Names of three references with mail and email addresses and phone numbers*
of research plan, including information on grant applications recently
submitted (abstract, agency to which it was submitted, amount
requested, status of funding) and planned (title, brief summary)
·Statement of teaching philosophy
*References will not be contacted until candidate approval is secured.
Send information to:
Search Committee Clerical Manager
Attention: E. Carolyn Johnson, PhD, FACSM
College of Pharmacy
Washington State University Spokane
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
PH: (509) 358-7630
FAX (509) 358-7627
email: email@example.com(PDF format preferred)
For more information contact:
E. Carolyn Johnson, PhD, FACSM
Search Committee Chair
Program in Health Sciences (Exercise Physiology and Metabolism)
College of Pharmacy
Washington State University Spokane
P.O. Box 1495
Spokane, WA 99210-1495
PH: (509) 368-6733
WSU is an EEO/AA Educator and Employer.
Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Part Time, Days/Flex, 40 Hours Biweekly
As the premier healthcare facility in Bucks
County, PA, and its most comprehensive, we offer more as a healthcare
provider and as an employer. Expect to be challenged to new levels at
our exceptional facilities, including the county's only
state-accredited Trauma Center, an impressive Heart Center, a regional
Cancer Center, a major orthopedics program and exceptional women's
services. But also expect to find greater satisfaction with our
friendly environment, great benefits and inspirational setting on a
beautiful 53-acre campus.
Bucks County's premier medical facility can
offer you a competitive compensation package, including competitive
salaries with increased rates. Full benefits after 1st month of hire,
including pension plan, 403B, free parking, tuition reimbursement and
Responsible for providing monitored exercise
therapy and patient education for the Comprehensive Cardiac
Rehabilitation program, both inpatient and outpatient.
Our successful candidate must meet the following qualifications:
· Bachelor's degree & ACSM certification as Exercise Physiologist/Exercise Specialist required
· Experience a must
· Master's degree & ACLS would be assets
Thank you for perusing our opinions, facts and opportunities in this edition of the ASEP-Newsletter.
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