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Issue: #10

October 2008



Dear Exercise Physiologists,

Thank you for being part of our community. ASEP is the specific voice for (historically under-represented) Exercise Physiologists. 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 


 Editor's Corner


editorialPresident's Message

As the newly appointed President for The American Society of Exercise Physiologists, I would like to first thank the Board of Directors for selecting me to serve during the 2008-2009 year.  For those of you members that do not know me, I am the Chair and Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX.  We are a small college located in the North-Central area of Texas two hours West of Dallas, TX and two hours South of Oklahoma City, OK.  I bring this up to announce that the Annual ASEP Conference will be held here on April 2nd through the 4th, 2009.  This letter is a call for your attendance and submission of abstracts for presentation.  

When I think about the ASEP organization and possible issues I would like to address during my tenure as President, I am reminded of a student's question to me the other day in a class for which I was a guest lecturer: "Dr. Wyatt, what exactly is an Exercise Physiologist?"  The reminder is that we still have a lot of work to do to educate those around us of our field and the place Exercise Physiologists hold in the study and application of Kinesiology. As an Exercise Physiologist, I emphasize to our majors that a sound knowledge of Exercise Physiology will allow them to successfully work in areas of human movement (i.e., weight loss, sport performance, cardiac rehab) as well as pursue tangential fields (i.e., strength & conditioning, physical therapy, medical school). 

It is that sound knowledge of Exercise Physiology that I will use as my rallying cry for advancing ASEP to new levels during this next year.  I am calling on all of the current and future members of ASEP to renew their interest in the physiological aspects of human movement.  I am calling on you to establish a focused energy, not just in some area of health advancement or sport performance, but in the cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with health and sport issues.  I am calling on you to push the envelope of conventional thinking, not just in the legal aspects of the health care industry, but in why successful preventative health measures are primarily established through our greater understanding of physiological mechanisms associated with exercise. And finally I would call on you to take this renewed enthusiasm for Exercise Physiology, and infect those around you with energy toward advancing ASEP and what ASEP has to offer: Program Accreditation; Certification; Scientific Journal; an avenue for expression of opinions.  To that end, I will pledge that the Exercise Physiology program at Midwestern State University will seek accreditation during the academic year, 2008-2009.

Spread the word: ASEP is on the move and now is the time for Exercise Physiologists to get on that train leading to greater exposure and accountability for us in the field.  Generate excitement with your colleagues and among your students.  Submit an abstract and encourage your students to do the same for the Annual Meeting in April.  What a wonderful field to be in, and what an exciting time to push ASEP forward as THE organization for Exercise Physiologists.  Renew your membership, renew your commitment and renew your focus on the American Society of Exercise Physiologists.

Dr. Frank Wyatt,
ASEP President 2008-2009


An Invitation from the International Committee


This month "Ask the EP" is replaced by an important invitation from a member of the ASEP Board of Directors and Chair of ASEP's International Committee...

ASEP Goes Around the World

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. -- Henry Ford

In this era of informatics and globalization, several world organizations are taking the necessary steps to remain efficient and contemporary. At the present time, a fast evolving environment sets the scenario for new and emerging technologies, the spreading of information, better telecommunications and at the same time professionalization. The American Society of Exercise Physiologists is not an exception in this world movement, especially in the professionalism of exercise physiology.  Selected ASEP members are working towards the development of the Society, its goals, and its mission in healthcare.

The significance of this point cannot be overlooked. This is especially the case with the ASEP International Committee. This committee is responsible for developing collaborative agreements and establishing memberships with other exercise physiologist from countries besides the United States. Some of the important activities from the International Committee rely on the hands and voices of active and dedicated members who are involved in research collaborative agreements, who have constant communications with International professionals, and who are willing to discuss possible solutions and strategies for the advancement of the profession.

Members of the ASEP International Committee have been recently involved in welcoming exercise physiologists from Europe, Latin-American, and Australia
to join the ASEP efforts in the pursuit of professionalism. Hence, today, we have a challenge in front of us, the world is moving at an accelerated pace and ASEP must adapt to this change in order to prevail as a professional organization.  We want to extend an invitation to current and prospective members of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists to joint forces to support the ASEP vision and mission statements as we extend our efforts around the world.

 ~Marcos Sanchez-Gonzalez MD, EPC
ASEP International Committee




Opportunities Related to Exercise Physiology

Canyon Ranch is seeking an Exercise Physiologist to perform guest consultations, interpretation of metabolic and DEXA body composition tests, and performs educational and engaging guest lectures....more information...

The Department of Kinesiology at the University of New Hampshire... is currently seeking applicants for a tenure track appointment in Exercise Science at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. ...more information...

Entry-Level Research Scientist... Universities Space Research Association's (USRA) Division of Space Life Sciences, a non-profit consortium of universities, has an immediate opening for a recent Ph.D....more information...
 Exercise Physiologist -- Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital - Brockton, MA is accepting applications for assisting in planning and conducting exercise stress testing...more information... 

KINESIOLOGY DEPARTMENT - TENURE-TRACK POSITION. 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 14, 2009....more information...

Ahrens Exercise Physiology
is looking for a part-time exercise physiologist, with possibility of full-time employment, to work in Minneapolis, MN...more information...

Fitness Center Coordinator: Mills-Peninsula Health Services is dedicated to preserving and improving the health status of our fellow residents in San Mateo County and others who seek care from us...more information...

Fitness Center Coordinator: Mills-Peninsula Health Service is dedicated to preserving and improving the health status of our fellow residents in San Mateo County and others who seek care from us...more information...

Hebrew SeniorLife has an opening for a Health & Fitness Specialist. This is a part time 24-hour position (could possibly become full time 40-hour....more information...
The Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Wellness Departments of Frankford Hospitals are looking for two (2) Pool Clinical Exercise Physiologists to join their professional team with a great opportunity to work with both an inpatient and outpatient setting...more information...


is a fast-paced, dynamic, medical device company, driving a new technology to standard of care via creative people and an energetic leadership team. Ideal candidates for the CLINICAL APPLICATION SPECIALIST position in the Northern or Central NJ or NYC area will possess a BSN or Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology plus a minimum of 2 years of work experience...more information...
is a fast-paced, dynamic, medical device company, driving a new technology to standard of care via creative people and an energetic leadership team. Ideal candidates for the CLINICAL APPLICATION SPECIALIST position in the San Francisco Bay area will possess a BSN or Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology plus a minimum of 2 years of work experience...more information...


PrimeWest Health System is hiring a Wellness Quality Coordinator/Exercise Physiologist to assist in all aspects of wellness and health promotion program development and implementation...more information...


PrimeWest Health System is seeking exercise physiologists to provide services for a new benefit program called PrimeFitness...more information...


Professor in Exercise Physiology

Southern Methodist University
Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education & Human Development, Department of Wellness (Open Rank)

Southern Methodist University offers an exciting unique opportunity for an emerging or seasoned scholar to join in the design and implementation of a new major in Sport and Fitness Management and Promotion while developing his/her program of research.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology; a record of scholarly research; evidence of success in or strong potential for obtaining external funding; an interest and expertise in designing, equipping, and managing a new physiology of exercise laboratory; a desire to provide high quality undergraduate instruction; and a willingness to play an integral role in the growth, development, and identity of the new major program scheduled to begin in the fall semester of 2009. Preference will be given to applicants with successful post-doctoral experience; a clear research agenda; a strategy for seeking external funding; a secondary expertise in Biomechanics; an ability to work with faculty colleagues; and a commitment to teaching.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have a year to develop course proposals in exercise physiology, nutrition, measurement and evaluation; aerobic prescriptions leading to certifications; strength prescriptions leading to certifications; and other courses deemed appropriate in the planning of the new undergraduate major curriculum. The candidate will also be responsible for establishing a physiology of exercise laboratory planned for a new education and human development facility to open in 2010. The candidate should have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills that promote strong research and training collaborations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

This tenure or tenure-track position (# 53014) begins fall semester 2008. Salary is competitive and salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. To ensure full consideration for the position, applicants should submit their application by May 1, 2008, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The committee will notify applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.

Applicants can initiate consideration by submitting a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to: Chair of Search Committee, School of Education and Human Development, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750382, Dallas, Texas 75275-0382

SMU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran status. SMU is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.


Canyon Ranch: A World Renowned Health Resort needs Exercise Physiologists

Canyon Ranch, The Power of Possibilities, is a world-renowned health and healing resort that inspires educates and empowers both guests and staff members to live a higher quality of life. Canyon Ranch continues to lead the nation in innovative, preventive healthcare. Our recent alliance with the Cleveland Clinic has resulted in cutting edge health programs and lifestyle prescriptions for our guests.

We are currently seeking Exercise Physiologist(s) to join our word-renowned team. We currently have positions available at our Lenox, Massachusetts and Tucson, Arizona sites.

Requirements for this position include:

(1) At least two years of experience working as an Exercise Physiologist, preferably at a resort or health facility.
(2) Must possess Basic Cardiac Life Support certification.
(3) Must possess a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology.
(4) Dynamic and passionate relationship builder with excellent interpersonal skills.
(5) Ability to provide education and excitement about our programs to our guest and staff through lectures.

If you are passionate about making a difference in peoples' lives and giving them the vision to understand the "Power of Possibility" we would like to hear from you.

Canyon Ranch offers a comprehensive benefits package to include, competitive compensation, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K, tuition assistance, full use of the facilities and more!

To apply please email your resume to:  - or send your resume to 165 Kemble Street, Lenox, MA 01240 or fax to 413-637-6908. Please indicate which property you are interested in pursuing.

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. 
------------------------------------------------------ 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 Program.

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
------------------------------------------------------ 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, and organized.
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 time.

Salary and benefits will be commensurate of education level and experience. These positions are time sensitive so please send your resume to: as soon as possible.

PHPS will contact all applicants to answer questions and conduct interviews...



NOTE: ASEP Board of Directors with approval of The Center for Exercise Physiology-online developed the "EPC Petition Guidelines" for doctorate exercise physiologists to become Board Certified.




Thank you for perusing our opinions, facts and opportunities in this edition of the ASEP-Newsletter.


Lonnie Lowery
American Society of Exercise Physiologists


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