| Editor: Dr. Lonnie Lowery
ASEPs Role in the
Development and Implementation of State Licensure
State regulation of the
exercise physiology profession (licensure) is one of the main goals of
ASEP. Licensure will accomplish many things: it will help protect
public safety by regulating who can practice; it will legitimize the
exercise physiology profession and define us a true profession; it will
increase EP career opportunities; and it will also increase EP salaries
by increasing demand for licensed professionals.
Everything is now in place to implement state licensure. It is now up
to EPs in the individual states to begin the process.
ASEP has modeled EP licensure around many successful health care
professions and have spent the last 8 years building the profession.
First, ASEP is the national governing body of exercise physiologists
with a sole purpose of promoting and develop the profession. ASEP has
developed Standards of Professional Practice which include a Code of
Professional Ethics and Scope of Practice. ASEP has implemented a
successful accreditation program and an EPC Board Certified Exam in
which only degreed EPs are eligible to sit for this exam.
EPs should begin by working directly with their state organizations and
contacting their state legislatures to discuss the need of EP
licensure. ASEP can assist individual states with a licensure plan and
support the states with every step of the process. ASEP has developed
an extensive case for licensure that lists the reasons why licensure
necessary for our profession and the necessary documentation for
licensure. This includes a Case for Licensure & Licensure Bill. The
case is constructed around a federal report entitled, A Proposal for
Credentialing Health Manpower. This report recommends six criteria
state legislators should use to determine if a licensing bill is worthy
of proceeding through the legislative process. ASEPs licensure document
was written so we can easily implement it into any state.
ASEP can assist in ascertaining what states are ready for licensure.
ASEP can assist by developing licensure criteria guidelines which may
include accredited academic programs within the state, by offering the
EPC in the state at least twice and by helping the association increase
the membership number of EPs in that state. ASEP can assist by
beginning a networking campaign in states to develop relationships with
legislatures who can author bills. ASEP can assist with developing
state marketing campaigns through expanded training public relations in
individual states through ASEP sponsored speakers at state EP
conferences and colleges and universities, ASEP news releases and
editorials to media outlets and through development initiatives to
address consumer education programs.
The hard work has been completed and now it is up to the individual
states to step up to the plate and implement the licensure plans. If
you have any questions or would like to help with licensure in your
state, contact Matt Wattles firstname.lastname@example.org
or Aliisa Criffield aliisaCriffield@asep.org.
Ask the Professor: Your Inside Scoop on
Don Diboll (August guest is again Dr. Lonnie Lowery)
Note: Ask the Professor is intended for informational
purposes only. It is not to be taken as healthcare advice. Please do
not submit questions of a personal nature (e.g. fitness programs,
nutrition advice solicitation, etc.) Thanks.
Q.) This month we have
a message from Dr. Diboll.
A.) Since the
inception of Ask the Professor in the ASEP Newsletter, I have received
numerous questions that I believe fall under the category of requesting
medical advice. Given this, I thought it worthwhile to clarify the
purpose of this section of the newsletter. ASEP (and I) cannot and will
not provide any information that could be construed as medical advice.
Doing so would be unethical and illegal. This even applies to answering
questions on seemingly common issues such as treatment of high
cholesterol or high blood pressure. As is often stated, the best
advice is to see your doctor. You can also request to see a
[licensed] specialist regarding a particular condition.
Finally, you can always seek a second medical opinion if you have
reason to question any medical information you have been given.
Now, questions that are welcome to Ask the Professor include those
about physiological processes as they relate to exercise and fitness,
the benefits of exercise, exercise program recommendations, current
research findings, exercise and nutritional product claims, and
exercise physiology professional issues.
Another point that needs to be clarified is that, unfortunately, I
cannot respond to all questions received. One question each month is
selected from those received to be featured in Ask the Professor. If
your question is not selected in a given month, feel free to submit it
again at a later date.
To those of you who have submitted questions in the past, thank you
very much. To all of our readers, keep sending in those questions! .
ASEP offers a downloadable PowerPoint presentation you
should see: "Why Join ASEP?" (just click the link!)
Please use this web page (click above) and new email address: email@example.com
ASEP is a member of
the Health Profession Network
Check out the HPN Links!
And keep in mind: For
more information on professional scope of practice, professional
standards and code of ethics for exercise physiologists, accreditation
of academic programs, board certification examination, and other
important tasks already completed by ASEP in establishing a profession,
for more see the ASEP web pages and publications www.asep.org
Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology,
Kinesiology & Health Promotion Department
Applications are invited for the position of Assistant Professor of
Exercise Physiology. Duties and Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate
and graduate courses in exercise physiology/laboratory and related
areas in exercise science, participate in academic advisement,
supervise masters theses and serve on thesis committees, engage in
research/scholarship and grant writing, and represent the discipline
through departmental, college, university, and community service.
Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in kinesiology or exercise
science with an emphasis in exercise physiology (PhD required by July
1, 2006). Strong background in exercise physiology required. Additional
preparation in exercise metabolism, muscle physiology, exercise
biochemistry, and research methods/statistics desired. Evidence of
research and grant writing desired. ACSM certification desired. Strong
interpersonal and communication skills required. Date of Appointment:
Appointment begins Fall 2006. To be considered for the position, submit
(1) letter of application, (2) statement of teaching philosophy
including teaching within a multicultural environment, (3) completed
application form, (4) curriculum vitae, (5) official transcripts
showing all graduate course work, (6) a minimum of three recent letters
of reference, and (7) names and contact information for at least two
additional references. Materials must be postmarked by October 15,
2005. If a candidate is ABD, registrars verification is required if the
status is not indicated on the transcript. Inquiries may be directed to
Ms. Charlene Saunders (firstname.lastname@example.org,
909-869-2768, or FAX 909-869-4797). Please request an application form
from and send application materials to:
The Search Committee
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, California 91768
The University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
TUCSON MEDICAL CENTER
Attn: Kriss Stewart
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85712
(800) 526-5353 ext. 42290
Job Title: Exercise Physiologist
Tucson Medical Center is a strong and growing community hospital that
takes pride in providing outstanding care with state-of-the-art
technology and training. Our success has always relied on the quality
of our staff. TMC has made a strong commitment to creating a work
environment that is both professionally and financially rewarding for
Join a team that believes in you and can help you excel in your field.
We offer generous salaries, tuition reimbursement, great benefits and
more, all in a cosmopolitan city with an old town feel and more than
350 days of sunshine a year.
We are looking for an exceptional person to provide cardiac
rehabilitation care to assigned patients. Duties include administering
diagnostic testing procedures to determine extent of patient's
impairment and prognosis for improvement; creating an individual
treatment plan considering specific patient variables such as overall
medical condition, stamina, motivation, etc.; and monitoring and
progressing treatment level.
Bachelors degree. Two years related experience.
For more information or to apply online visit our website at www.tmcaz.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
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