has been published monthly since 1997. Until
Dr. Lonnie Lowery takes over the Editor
position beginning in November, 2003, I thought it might be a good idea
to highlight some of the ASEPNewsletter content
from the month of October for each year up to 2003. I hope you find
the information interesting.
power of change is an interesting idea. It is very much like a vision
or a dream that says, "Let's move forward. We can do it. We can make a
difference." If only we would take that step forward, the change (and commitment)
would release the power to make it happen. So, from the publisher, let's
get on with directing our energies toward the professionalization of exercise
physiology. Let's set a course toward a destination that others will recognize
as representing real progress for exercise physiologists. That destination
is the American
Society of Exercise Physiologists. It is the opportunity to realize
a clear step ahead in effectiveness and efficiency. It is the compelling
reason for everyone to stand together to catalyze change and achieve excellence.
physiologists have within their grasp the most powerful force possible
in creating change. That force is an achievable vision that can
change their destiny. But, unless they take note of where they are now
and where they are going (i.e., without a shared vision or dream), they
will very likely continue to end up on the short end of the sports medicine
stick. The question is simple, "If the direction exercise physiologists
are going is not where they wish to go, how can they change it?" The answer
lies within them and their ability to imagine what they want and how to
get there. But, first, they must want the change in direction and, second,
they must be willing to work for it.
is the mystery! Are exercise physiologists ready for a change in the direction
the profession is going? Also, are they totally committed to the outcomes
(way of life) that they imagine to be true with the change? Common sense
suggests that now is the time to marshal commitment to strengthen and maximize
professional growth. With visionary thinking, exercise physiologists can
advance new and innovative professional possibilities. The ASEP Vision
(dream) is a sensible link between where they are today and their ability
to compete in the twenty-first century. ASEP
and Objectives point in the direction of a new view of the future
of exercise physiology. It is about tomorrow and giving shape to decades
of a shapeless existence. It is about becoming that which exercise physiologists
have hoped for without having defined a clear direction of getting there.
It is about calling forth all exercise physiologists to stand up and be
counted. Each one must contribute their part by way of their specialized
skills, talents, and resources to make a difference.
may be the personal trainer at the local health and fitness club who points
the way toward new job opportunities for our students. It may be the cardiac
rehab specialist who sees a way to dramatically increase the application
of exercise physiology in the educational-clinical settings. It may be
the chair of a department of physical education or human performance who
has convinced the administration to offer a new academic major (degree)
in exercise physiology. It may be the athletic trainer with an academic
background in exercise physiology who sees how to increase the use of exercise
physiologists in sport and athletic programs. It may be the exercise physiologist
who is working in corporate fitness or health promotion who comes up with
an idea so new that a totally new direction is created in hiring exercise
does the power come from? Why is an idea so enabling, catching, and moving?
The answer is rather simple, but in itself powerful. It is the hope of
something better and different. Something that an idea or a vision creates.
Hope and faith are powerful motivators in creating change and providing
for opportunities. With hope, there is always a chance of making progress.
The power is in the belief that change will come with the idea.
As a result, people are energized and compelled to commit voluntarily to
is such a vision. It is right and timely. It is attractive and gives meaning
to many exercise physiologists, particularly those without the PhD degree.
It allows for a shared vision that brings exercise physiologists together
with the opportunity to build their self-image and to advance the profession.
Most importantly, it allows for the continued existence of the profession
because without a vision of hope and financial survival, exercise physiologists
are likely to continue drifting in confusion and disappointment.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) has a NEW President!
His name is Dr. Robert A. Robergs of the University of New Mexico
in Albuquerque, NM. Dr. Robergs is an exercise physiologist, biochemist,
educator, and researcher. In addition to writing several popular exercise
physiology college texts, he is also the Director of The Center For Exercise
and Applied Human Physiology. The Society is in excellent hands with his
guidance in the expansion of ASEP and the professionalization of exercise
physiology. Within days after leaving Duluth, MN -- Dr. Robergs wrote two
Goals and Objectives
of Events, Accomplishments, and Recommendations
Robert A. Robergs
From the Editor, 1998:
I don't know who wrote the following piece. I found it taped on a wall
in one of the academic buildings on the campus where I teach. I was taken
by its simplicity yet daring qualities at a time just after the conclusion
of the First Annual Meeting of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists
at College of St. Scholastica, October 2-3, 1998. Yes,
"It can be done!!!"
IT CAN BE DONE!
IF YOU CAN DREAM IT...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU BELIEVE IN YOURSELF...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU PERSIST WHEN OTHERS QUIT...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU ARE WILLING TO MAKE SACRIFICES...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU HAVE FAITH...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU ACCEPT THE RIDICULE OF THOSE WHO WATCH...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU BREAK THROUGH YOUR FEARS...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU HAVE INTEGRITY...It CAN be done!!!
IF YOU TRY WHEN OTHERS SAY IT'S IMPOSSIBLE...It CAN be done!!!
AND IF IT CAN BE DONE, YOU CAN DO IT!!!
Good NEWS: The good news for all exercise physiologists today and down
the road is that it has been done. ASEP exists, and it can
only get better. To ASEP members everywhere -- Thank you. Job well
done. I will always appreciate the courage it took to step forward in belief
that "it can done." Again, thank you.
Boone, PhD, MPH
is Special: Just as the ASEPNewsletterreaders
are continuously seeking ways to learn more about the profession of exercise
physiology, we are constantly re-examining how information can be presented
to help everyone reach their goals. That is the impetus behind the recent
National Meeting of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. Many
exercise physiologists at the meeting felt that they had participated in
the making of history. Some were particularly vocal in that regard with
comments that they could not miss the meeting because of its historical
significance! Not everyone understood the importance of the meeting at
the beginning, but certainly after emphasis on presenting exercise physiology
and its full range of professional possibilities were discussed -- the
reason for attending the meeting was evident.
had barely gotten underway with talks about professionalization, certification,
licensure, and accreditation when emphasis was placed appropriately on
women in exercise physiology, the job market, standards, and ethical conduct.
The presenters desire a lot of credit for their participation and thought-provoking
ideas. Of course, we still have a lot to do in renaming and redesigning
the profession and what exercise physiologists do to reflect on what is
and what will be.
Robert Robergs, the new ASEP President has submitted two documents that
can be found on ASEP's
Table of Contents website. His reports are well-organized, timely,
and demonstrate a commitment to the profession. This is where, we as exercise
physiologists, will begin to see things happen. Increasingly, more and
more exercise physiologists will be captured by the Vision
and propects of professionalization. To be sure, this month is special
in the history of exercise physiology. It is October, 1998; a time to put
a spotlight on exercise physiologists. If you like what you read on the
ASEP website pages and want to be part of developing a better future for
all exercise physiologists, we invite you to join the growing community
of ASEP members.
next? What can we expect in the near future? The short answer is an exercise
physiology professional that is "a cut above" the rest. We can expect some
belt-tightening in academic programs; core courses that streamline the
academic foundation and performance of the NEW exercise physiologist. You'll
also find a precision-like expansion of opportunities as ASEP goes Global!
indicated last in the ASEPNewsletter
last month, the Indiana Association of Exercise Physiologists Board of
Directors voted to affiliate with ASEP. The ASEP National Office
has received the "Memorandum of Understanding" (otherwise known as the
"Agreement") from the President of the IAEP. Members of the Board
of the West Virginia Association of Exercise Physiologists are in discussion
with the ASEP Board of Directors to consider affiliation and support of
(Dr. Robergs) Report, 1999: I hope that the summer is progressing well
for all of you. As you will read below, there have been numerous
accomplishments within ASEP that I would like to inform you about.
I have received 15 research abstract submissions, and still require abstracts
from the invited speakers. The hotel has already confirmed several
room reservations. However, meeting registration applications have
been slow. I assume that potential attendees are waiting for the
Fall semester to access travel money. Nevertheless, I encourage all
those who will attend the meeting to register as
soon as possible so that we can organize the seating, meals, and audiovisual
necessities. I anticipate a completed meeting schedule by September
1. At that time I will mail copies and additional information in
registration packets to registered attendees. We will also post the
final schedule to the ASEP website. There have been many submissions
over the summer. However, I am having difficulty with the duration
of the reviews during these summer months. This is to be expected,
and I request that all corresponding authors have some patience at this
time. The October issue is shaping up to be a large issue, as will
be the January 2000 issue which will include manuscripts from the
ASEP Procedures Recommendations that will be presented at this years meeting.
At last we (Tommy and I) had the phone conference with officials from ACSM
(James Whitehead and Barry Franklin). This meeting has taken
almost 3 years to occur. The content of the meeting was very biased
around the needs of ACSM to better understand why ASEP exists, and what
the needs of exercise physiologists are. I have written a response
letter that summarizes the meeting, and it has been mailed to all participants.
The ASEP Board of Directors has some discomfort in the fact that ACSM has
still not officially recognized ASEP, or indicated in any way that they
support our initiatives. I have requested to Tommy that he link the
letter to this report. In this letter I provide a detailed summary,
and indicate to ACSM that if we are to work together in a mutually respectful
climate, then they need to recognize that ASEP exists and ACSM should support
our efforts and not compete with them. Now that the meeting with
ACSM has occurred, with little direction as to how they want to interact
with ASEP, it is important to communicate with other organizations.
I will be writing to AACVPR, ADA, and APTA this month to start dialogue
with them and attempt to coordinate a formal interaction. The Indiana
Association of Exercise Physiologists (IAEP) unanimously agreed to sign
documents to officially become affiliated with ASEP. The IAEP has
identified that ASEP will be their national organization, and agreed to
coordinate their efforts through ASEP for licensure and all other issues
pertaining to professionalizing exercise physiology. This is a monumental
achievement for each of ASEP and IAEP. For the first
time in the US there is a state exercise physiology organization that is
functioning under a national professional organization to improve the professional
status of exercise physiologists. Plans are underway to invite as
many state exercise physiology organizations as possible to be state chapters
of ASEP. I will be scheduling a special meeting at the ASEP
national meeting for discussion on formation of a new ASEP State Chapter
Committee, and future directions for how this committee should function.
I suggest that if you are interested in participating on a committee that
serves state chapter interests, you should plan on attending this special
is all for July. I hope to see you in October.
in starting a Student Chapter at your institution, then contact Dr. Robert
Robergs at 505-277-1196 or the ASEP National Office (218-723-6297).
The Student Chapter ByLaws and Constitution are on the Internet. The "first-ever"
exercise physiology electronic journal, Be sure to click on the October
1999 issue of JEPonline.ASEP's
exercise physiology journal. There are four research articles plus selected
abstracts of presentations in the upcoming meeting in Albuquerque, NM.
Also, check out the article on PEPonline:
Leadership, and Hope in Exercise Physiology by Tommy Boone.
Robergs, Ph.D., FASEP
1999 - PEPonline,
Respecting the Dignity of Others
cease to pursue the opportunity to seek something different. Don’t
be satisfied with what you’re doing. Always try to seek a way and
a method to improve upon what you’re doing, even if it’s considered contrary
to the traditions of an industry.” -- Howard Marguleas
21st Century approaches, exercise physiology is undergoing significant
changes. Professionalism is now a topic of concern with significant
advances made in several areas: certification, licensure, and accreditation.
We in ASEP have been part of the birth of exercise physiology as a profession.
What is old and what still exist will remain for some time to come, but
business is not as usual as it once was. There is competition now for the
exercise physiologist who can choose between sports medicine and exercise
physiology. No longer is there just sports medicine. No longer
can sports medicine ignore exercise physiologists. Wants and needs,
personally and professionally, must be managed, and that is the goal of
ASEP. No longer will there be just certification of the exercise
physiology types-of-positions by sports medicine. By October 2000,
exercise physiologists can be certified by exercise physiologists as an
important of all, these changes increase the chances of exercise physiologists
surviving in the health, fitness, rehabilitative, and sport fields of work.
In a relatively short period of time, there will be a new breed of exercise
physiology leaders. Their vision will lead exercise physiologists
into the future with increased opportunities as professionals. The
vision will set the stage for better communication among all exercise physiologists
and between them and the public. The infrastructure is in place.
is dedicated to the involvement of exercise physiologists, professional
improvement, and the satisfaction of its members and the public sector.
None of this is happening overnight, but it is happening and ASEP is rolling
right past the competition. It cannot be ignored, and increasingly,
more exercise physiologists as students through the PhD degree have grown
to understand ASEP’s importance. It has produced unprecedented opportunities
of satisfaction and hope.
physiologists from around the world can see what’s happening in the United
States. It’s a very positive influence in pushing forward with increased
communication and teamwork. Coming together as exercise physiologists
from around the world is the extra step in educating the public and in
designing better work conditions within the public sector. Striking
images of new work possibilities are now possible. Bright young college
graduates can expect a better future as they come to understand the necessity
of weaving things that are important to them with the basic needs and concerns
of the public. Are you prepared to enter the public sector as an exercise
physiologist? Are you ready to manage your professional interests
with greater ease and success? Would you like to increase your financial
value? Are you willing to find the right graduate school to become
all that is possible within you? If so, read on. What you read
may just change your thinking about exercise physiology.
wanting to berate sports medicine, the leaders of the organization have
managed exercise physiology. The result is that exercise physiology
has just puttered along as if it ever had a chance to grow within the confines
of sports medicine. Rarely has it occurred, but once in a while,
a leader within sports medicine tried to steer exercise physiology forward
with its own niche of possibilities. Predictably along the way, the
idea was pushed aside. The almost “expert” management of exercise physiology
by sports medicine leaders has kept exercise physiologists from recognizing
the need to stand up and take on the responsibility of professionalism.
Sports medicine, after all, is simply doing its job and doing it very well.
The sports medicine leaders understand the importance of what exercise
physiologists do (research), and they have benefited tremendously from
it. Exercise physiologists have, in other words, helped make sports
medicine the valued organization that it is in the United States.
what is needed in the United States is “leadership”. Undergraduate
students who are majoring in exercise science/physiology need guidance
to help them achieve what they are capable of as healthcare professionals.
They need college professors with a vision for the future, and who are
willing to encourage, mentor, and help establish professionalism. What
exercise physiologists don’t need anymore is irresponsible management of
exercise physiology through the sports medicine vision. However,
this isn’t going to happen real soon. Sports medicine personalities
feel that they have the right to oversee exercise physiology. They
don’t, of course. In time the view that they have some natural prerogative
of executive position over exercise physiology will disappear. Then,
only then, will effective communication take place between the two organizations.
the change towards “leadership” in exercise physiology is taking place.
It is taking place with the ASEP committees; members who are working on
behalf of the exercise physiologist. Every ASEP member has the potential
to move exercise physiology forward. In fact, it will take the skills
of all exercise physiologists who, in effect, will thereby become the founders
of their vision and shared profession. Visionary leadership by “exercise
physiologists for exercise physiologists” is at the gut level the right
thing to do. It is the only thing to do that makes any sense at all.
There is no retooling of exercise physiology within the sports medicine
context. Visionary leaders are those with a mental image of both
the possible and the desirable future of exercise physiology. It
is about a vision of what exercise physiology ought to be, what it can
be, and what it will be. It is about establishing standards, a trusting
relationship, and becoming a first-rate profession with the respect of
the public. There isn’t anything new about this. Many other
professions started with the same first steps. It’s just that exercise
physiologists have far too long avoided taking the risk of acting on shared
ideas and concerns.
that the infrastructure is in place, ASEP is building its membership.
Organizations get bigger across time, not all at once. You can’t
go out and pull members in by their shirt collar. Getting the membership
to sustain the vision is, in part, a function of the existing members’
dream and whatever else they believe is important to continual reinforcement
of why the organization is important. What is generally obvious is that
once an exercise physiologist becomes a member and gets involved in the
ongoing metamorphosis of exercise physiology as an emerging profession,
that person begins to see the vision as a way of life. That person
then becomes a living example to other exercise physiologists, which encourages
them to join and get involved. After all, ASEP is the only professional
organization for exercise physiologists. As a team of unified professionals,
it seems only reasonable to conclude that all exercise physiologists increase
their chances of becoming what they want to be by joining together, by
taking risks, and by having the freedom to convey their thoughts and beliefs
among peers who understand, trust, respect, and care about them.
once again, what is the motivation for someone to get involved in ASEP.
The answer comes as no surprise. It’s about helping yourself, as
an exercise physiologist, and about helping other exercise physiologists
and, thus the exercise physiology discipline as it moves toward the ranks
of a profession. That is the reason to want to belong to ASEP.
It is not about rocket science. It is not about taking exercise physiologists
from sports medicine. It is about respect and dignity. It is
about treating the exercise physiologist as an exercise physiologist, not
as a physiologist or a physical educator, or even a personal trainer or
an exercise specialist, or a health fitness instructor. It is about
exercise physiology. It is about listening to the concerns of exercise
physiologists. It is about ideas crying for expression. It
is about building an organization with members helping each other.
It is about creating a shared sense of purpose. It is about preparing
students for the future. It is about providing each ASEP member the
opportunity and the responsibility for shared-help in the professionalization
of exercise physiology.
are what you think.” Dale Carnegie
Speaker: Per-Olof Astrand, MD
Dr. Astrand was a special moment in time and in my life. His presence
and sincerity made the meeting. Everyone in attendance wanted a picture
taken with him. He is truly a special person. I will never
forget him, his kindness, and his willingness to participate in Albuquerque.
from the Editor: Tommy Boone
the first ASEP President and as an ASEP member with intense interest in
creating a "certification" just for exercise physiologists, I have had
the opportunity to learn from and work with some tremendous individuals
who found time in their busy schedules to help with the development of
the "Exercise Physiologist Certified" exam. Most of these very important
leaders in the field are identified within the front matter of the EPC
Guide for Candidates. Others include the work of Christine Mermier
and her colleagues of the University of New Mexico. Still others
include Drs.Don Diboll, Richard Kreider, and Joe Weir. We owe a great
debt of appreciation to all of these professionals (including Dr. Robert
Robergs who was gracious to serve 2 years as our President). So,
where possible and time permits, please consider looking thanking everyone
who contributed to the realization of the EPC. You have no doubt
heard the statement, "Where do you find inspiration?" In this message,
I hope that it is obvious that ASEP members focused on developing a great
certification and, frankly, it is inspiring. Their work was done
with enthusiasm, diligence, and a willingness to empower the certified
the Editor: Dave LaBore, MA, EPC
4th ASEP National Meeting! WOW...
understand those in attendance at the recent national meeting really got
something out of it. The presentations were good, food was good,
and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the free breakfast and early evening social.
The stroll down the historic Beale Street for an informal gathering at
Elvis Presley's Memphis for fun, food, and live music was excellent.
The food, music, and getting to know each other were important parts of
understand that the new ASEP President, Dr. Richard Kreider, and other
members of ASEP directed the meeting with timely precision. In almost
every case, the presentations were kept on time and everything ran very
smoothly. I want to thank all of those who participanted in making
the meeting the success that I have been told. I wish that I could
have been there, but work required me to stay at home. Not only was
the "Exercise Physiologist Certified" (EPC) exam given to interested and
qualified candidates, but there were 33 presentations in two days.
From looking over the "Schedule of Presentations", there were 13 research
papers, 13 special topic papers, 6 professional papers, and 1 keynote speaker.
You can read the abstracts of these papers by clicking
told that the keyspeaker, Dr. Paula Papanek, Director of Exercise Science,
Marquette University, had two "fast-responding" screens going at the same
time. No doubt the presentation was fantastic, and meaningful in
future considerations for work employment. The title of Paula's paper
tells the story: "Baby Boomers: Physiology of Exercise Capturing
the Market". I wish that I could have been there. Such great
papers by exercise physiologists, such as Dr. Frank Wyatt of Baylor University,
Dr. Tim Ziegenfuss of the Phoenix Labs and Kent State University, Dr. Lee
Brown and Dr. Mike Greenwood of Arkansas State University, Darren Candow
of the College of Kinesiology, University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Ronald Mendel
of Kent State University, Dr. Robert Robergs of the University of New Mexico,
Matthew Wattles, the President of the Idaho Association of Exercise Physiologists,
Dr. Larry Birnbaum, Dr. Gary Gordon, Dr. Bill Simpson, Dr. Tommy Boone,
and John Dargan; all of the College of St. Scholastica, Dr. Curtis Hart
of San Antonio, TX, Dr. Richard Kreider, Dr. Patrician Cowan, Dr. Andy
Fry, Dr. Larry Weiss; all of the University of Memphis, Dr. Lonnic Lowery
of Kent State University, Dr. Lesley White of the University of Florida,
Julie Dial of the University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, Dr. Darryn
Willoughby of Texas Christian University, Dr. LaGary Carter of Valdosta
State University. There were also several good papers by graduates
students who have either just completed the master's degree or who are
in different doctorate programs. These include Jason McCarthy of
Baylor University, Erin Rademacher of the College of St. Scholastica, and
Jesse Pittsley of the Unviersity of Kentucky. All in all, you can
see that the program had to be a good one.
29, "Exercise Physiology Day" by Steven Jungbauer, MA, MBA,
Hello everyone. This
message was posted last month, but it is so important that I thought it
should be posted again. What do you think about it? The Indiana
Association of Exercise Physiologists, an affiliate association of
the American Society of Exercise Physiologists, is pleased to announce
that Indiana Governor Frank O'Bannon has proclaimed October 29th as Exercise
Physiology Day. The IAEP would like to invite and encourage other states
to recognize Exercise Physiologists on this day. The IAEP plans a substantial
marketing campaign with press releases throughout the state. In addition,
our members will receive a small gift to recognize this day and their contributions
to the field and the public. Take time today to email your governor and
request that they proclaim October 29th as Exercise Physiology Day. (This
can be done through email.) If you are interested in a copy of this Proclamation
please email me with a fax number.
this issue, I have the honor to share
with the ASEP readership the ASEP Update by the President of ASEP,
Dr. Richard Kreider. Please note that significant progress is being
made around the world on behalf of all exercise physiologists.
Richard B. Kreider, PhD,
EPC, FACSM, FASEP
President, American Society
of Exercise Physiologists
OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS,
ASEP has moving forward full steam ahead. Not only have we been making
progress in developing a first rate organization in the United States,
but we have been making inroads in developing several international collaborations.
The following describes some of these efforts:
1. We have been working
to improve our web site. For example, you may have noticed revised/reorganized
pages, easier navigation, and that a search engine is now available to
do a keyword search for ASEP publications.
2. The ASEP E-Newsletter
has become very popular and has served as an excellent way to update members
about ASEP activities as well as obtain feedback. If you haven’t
signed up to receive your free ASEP E-Newsletter, go to the following link
to sign-up today.
3. Members have
volunteered to help administrate various aspects of ASEP in order to help
distribute the administrative load.
4. Ohio has been the
latest state to organize as an ASEP state affiliate. Others are preparing
to do so.
5. A number of universities
are preparing to submit applications for accreditation with several schools
recently receiving ASEP accreditation.
6. Plans are in the
works to move administration of the EPC exam to Baylor University in 2003.
7. Our publications
continue to make members and non-members think about various professional
issues related to exercise physiology. Whether you agree or
disagree with some of the commentary, the beauty of ASEP is that it serves
as an open forum to discuss issues facing EPs.
8. More researchers
are recognizing that JEPonline is a
high quality, peer-reviewed, journal that is making an impact in the field
by publishing quality articles that can be accessed by everyone in a timely
9. An ASEP-EPC Manual
is currently under development.
10. Our membership drive
is beginning to take effect. New members are seeing the need and
vision to professionalize exercise physiology and are joining ASEP, establishing
student chapters, and develop state societies. If your not a member
of ASEP yet, sign up today at the following link.
11. ASEP is working on developing
an electronic payment method for members and an members only area on the
12. ASEP is forging ahead
with efforts to accredit academic programs, prepare Board Certified Exercise
Physiologists, and pursuing licensure.
13. Several professional
organizations in the U.S. and abroad have contacted ASEP to invite members
to collaborate in conferences, workshops, and/or certification programs.
14. ASEP will be reinstituting
a free job announcement service for members and institutions that are looking
for qualified EPs.
15. We are making plans for
our next national meeting to be held either in Las Vegas (if adequate and
affordable facilities can be identified on or near the strip) or possibly
at Baylor University. Details will be made available as soon as a
site is finalized.
As you can see, ASEP
is clearly moving forward in many positive and exciting ways. As
President, I appreciate all of your dedicated work on behalf of ASEP and
encourage your continued commitment to ASEP. It’s exciting to see
that our efforts to build a better profession is gaining momentum and that
many exercise physiologists throughout the U.S. and abroad are hearing
and responding to our vision. If you are not involved in helping
ASEP move forward, I ask that you take steps to get involved. Encourage
your students and colleagues to become members of ASEP. Get involved
by writing articles, assisting in committee assignments, pursuing academic
accreditation, and becoming a Board Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Finally, plan to attend our next annual meeting. Together,
we can make a difference!
Let Your Voice Be Heard:
time to time provocative articles are written by members of ASEP and published
in PEPonline or JEPonline.
As with any journal or organization, one can not expect all members to
agree with the positions taken and/or interpretations of results.
A true profession must be able to take praise and criticism. Additionally,
it is only through careful analysis and review of policies, research interpretations,
and/or professional practice that professionals can confront and deal with
issues that face their profession. As President of ASEP, I don’t
always agree with interpretations of research results and/or opinions raised
by authors of articles. Having an article published in one of ASEP’s
journals does not mean that ASEP endorses the results and/or opinions expressed.
It simply means that reviewers of the article felt that the article was
of sufficient quality to merit publication. ASEP believes in an open
forum to discuss issues of interest to EPs. At times, opinions may
be controversial, provocative, and thought provoking. The author
may express views of a minority while at other times opinions may be accepted
by many. For example, many EPs do not feel that licensure is the
best course for our profession while others strongly feel that it is our
only hope to develop a professional niche. Some believe there is
no need for EPs to have there own professional society while others feel
it is time that EPs had their own voice. Some feel that traditional
exercise training techniques and dietary practices are all that is need
to promote training adaptations while others seek to optimize the health
and well-being of healthy and athletic populations by advancing the frontiers
of exercise and nutrition research.
What is so great about ASEP
is that we value diversity of opinion and we don’t all have to have identical
viewpoints. This diversity of opinion may prompt some
to act. For a researcher, reading a paper that is poorly referenced
and/or makes inappropriate conclusions may prompt a letter to the editor.
It may also prompt some to conduct a study to test the hypothesis.
I have often designed studies to test a hypothesis I found difficult to
accept after reading an article. With regard to professional issues,
sometimes a provocative article may prompt members to respond by writing
a letter to the editor, a review article presenting a contrasting viewpoint,
and/or causing them to take action by getting more involved. If you
read something on the ASEP page that you strongly agree or disagree with,
let your voice be heard by writing a letter to the editor, a comment on
the ASEP Forum, and/or a review article in PEPonline
or JEPonline. We are interested
in hearing from you. Our profession will only move forward if we
are willing to express our ideas and challenge traditional thought.
It is clear that ASEP has
grown in scope and professional impact. It’s time that each ASEP
member takes an active role in supporting the growth and development of
an exercise physiology profession. As President of ASEP, I ask that
you to renew your dedication to ASEP and participate in a meaningful way
in one or more of its activities. ASEP has laid the foundation so
that we can build a better future for exercise physiology. Now it
is up to us to make it happen. We can make a difference through ASEP
if we work together to realize our vision.
now October, 2003
Here, it seems appropriate
to continue with the September, 2003 ASEPNewsletter
whereby numerous important facts on behalf of ASEP members continue.
Also, please take a few minutes and look at the steps taken by the ASEP
leadership to continue work on your behalf. For example, recently,
Robert Robergs, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal
of Exercise Physiologyonline was notified
that the electronic journal is listed among other scientific publications
in the Directory of Open Access Journals.
The DOAJ covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly
journals. The aim of the service is to increase the usage and impact
of such periodicals. It was launched 12 of May this year, and it
has created a lot of positive reactions already in this short time.
DOAJ is provided by Lund University, Sweden, and is supported by OSI (Open
Society Institute) and SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources
Coalition). How would this benefit the authors who publish in JEPonline?
In short, it increases visibility (i.e., dissemination of published articles
worldwide free for reuse by other search services) of the JEPonline
articles. Researchers get a one stop shopping site, where they access
to open access articles. Increased access/usage lead of course to
more citations, and with increased visibility, easier access and more citations,
can get higher a"impact factor". I should point out that there are
other listings of the ASEP electronic journals. As an example, click
on the FreeMedicalJournals.com
site, the NewJour list of electronic
University of British Columbia Library, and the Electronic
Dr. Tommy Boone indicates that
Exercise Physiology is now listed among other Healthcare Professions in
the "Health Professions Network".
The Health Professions Network is a gathering of health care provider organizations,
educators, accreditors and administrators all concerned with exploring
current issues and advancing allied health professions. This organization
was established as an interactive, cooperative group where the needs of
allied health, in general, are put before the needs of an individual organization.
No other group has existed with the goal of bringing the varied allied
health groups together. In order to appreciate the opinions of each
member of this very diverse organization, The Health Professions Network
has strived to be an all inclusive and non-restrictive group. That goal
has been the basis of HPN's structure and meeting format. The Health
Professions Network is a uniquely designed organization in that there are
no officers or board members. HPN has intentionally maintained a loose
structure so that all members have equal voice and "vote"; no member organization
is more powerful than any other is. This structure encourages the interaction
and group thinking that has been hallmark to the Network.
on this page to see the listing of the American Society of Exercise
Physiologists among other healthcare professions. Dr. Boone indicates
that documents are presently being developed to highlight ASEP as one of
the "professions of the month". For example, take a look at the listing
by months. "What is Music Therapy?" is particular well done.
It will serve as a template for "What is Exercise Physiology?" Of
course, all of this takes time.
Association of Exercise Physiologists has a new website. Jason
Young, MA, EPC, ATC is the President of WIAEP. I understand that
he is in conversation with the Board of Certification about the steps to
offer the Exercise Physiologist Certified (EPC) exam in Wisconsin.
Within the next several months, information about each of the ASEP state
organizations will be posted regarding their yearly meeting and presentation
content (and speakers). The Minnesota
Association of Exercise Physiologists is sponsoring a three-hour conference
at The College of St. Scholastica to discuss career opportunities for master-prepared
exercise physiologists in Minnesota. The date for the conference
is September 25, 2003. Mr. Nathan French and Erin Rademacher of Arete
Healthfit are the primary speakers.
Mr. Matt Lehn, board certified
exercise physiologist of the state of Indiana
Association of Exercise Physiologists has just recently been added
to the ASEP Board of Directors as has Mr. Matt Wattles of the Idaho
Association of Exercise Physiologists. Congratulatons to both
men for their contribution to the ASEP organization. Dr. Lonnie Lowery
of the Ohio Association of Exercise Physiologists
has been added to the Board of Directors, too. Lonnie has also just
recently agreed to become the "fourth" Editor of the ASEPNewsletter.
The ASEP organization is true to its vision to empower all exercise physiologists,
not just those with the doctorate degree. That is excellent news
that has been consistently demonstrated with the founding of ASEP in 1997.
Of particular importance
is the upcoming
ASEP National Meeting and Conference. The ASEP
President, Mr. Steve Jungbauer, board certified exercise physiologist,
is this year's President. He is the primary person responsible for
the meeting protocol. Just this past week, he instructed the National
Office to mail several thousand postcards to help market the meeting in
Indianapolis. Knowing Steve, his MBA degree is at work figuring out
the inroads into getting the 6th annual meeting before the public.
It is important that each of us do our part. Where the opportunity
arises, speak about the national meeting and conference. If you are
a college teacher, make plans to attend the meeting and bring your students
along with you. If you are in the clinical or corporate fitness setting,
do the same. Your employees would benefit greatly from the networking
possibilities, educational lectures, and get-togethers with other exercise
physiologists. This conference will also provide an opportunity for exercise
physiologists to honor one of our professions great contributors,
David Costill. Nearly, every exercise physiologist has been influenced
by Dr. Costill’s research and publications. Dr. Costill will receive the
American Society of Exercise Physiologist's Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 6th Annual Meeting and Conference will be held in downtown Indianapolis.
Indiana is home to ASEP’s first affiliated state association, 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.
I look forward to your participation
and seeing you in Indianapolis April 1-3, 2004. Be sure to click
on the national meeting page for addition information about conference
objectives, call for abstracts, conference exhibition information, the
exam, and hotel
information. More will be posted during the next several months.
I understand that several thousand post cards were mailed from the ASEP
National Office on September 10. Tell your friends about the meeting,
and plan to attend. As all of you know, with the upcoming of a new
year, there will be the opportunity to give a little of your money to the
ASEP organization to help with the expenses. The contribution I'm
referring to is the "membership fee". Now, you can pay your membership
fee by credit card. Click on the Membership
Application page and see what I mean. Please remember to send
a new updated membership application and/or renewal to the National Office.
Should you have questions, don't hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
can also use the ASEP
Exercise Physiology Position
Exercise Physiology/Clinical Equipment:
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Physiology - Assistant Professor
Dept. of Physical
Education and Sport
An earned doctorate degree (ABD considered) in exercise physiology or a
related field; an ability to teach lecture and laboratory lower and upper
division courses in the Physical Education major and Exercise Physiology
Concentration; ability to work with a culturally diverse population; potential
for effective teaching and scholarly activity; ability to utilize technology
in instructional delivery.
with experience. Submit curriculum vita, a letter of application discussing
qualifications, teaching philosophy and statement of research plans, evidence
of teaching effectiveness, transcript showing highest degree earned, and
the names, addresses and telephone numbers (and email if available) of
three references by December 5, 2003 to: Affirmative Action Office, SUNY
College at Brockport, 421 Allen Administration Building, 350 New Campus
Drive, Brockport, NY 14420-2929. Additional information is available at
www.brockport.edu. All positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
SUNY Brockport is
an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities
are encouraged to apply.
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