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September, 2005
 Vol. 9 No. 9.
 Editor: Dr. Lonnie Lowery

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ASEPs Role in the Development and Implementation of State Licensure
Matt Wattles

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 or Aliisa Criffield

Ask the Professor: Your Inside Scoop on Tough Questions

with Dr. 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!

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California State 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 (, 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.

Attn: Kriss Stewart
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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 our employees.

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.

Minimum qualifications:
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