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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
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-Lonnie Lowery, ASEP-Newsletter Editor
|Where is Exercise Physiology Headed?
This month we continue exploring points on which I believe ASEP should focus. The third of the categories is:
4.) Finding a Niche
in our series addresses a reality in today's health and wellness
market. Exercise Physiologists are not alone. As the organization
exclusive to Exercise Physiologists, ASEP needs to adhere to its
definition of what exercise physiology is while working cooperatively
with larger groups that overlap with our scope of practice. We are
uniquely qualified and skilled, yes, but as late comers to the cluster
of healthcare professions, I believe this is the responsible course of
that a critical feature of working cooperatively with larger groups
will be to hold business meetings, perhaps during existing conferences.
These meetings could simply result in reciprocal letters of
recognition. Or perhaps these meetings could have agendas that help
iron-out when referrals could be invoked. I realize that it may sound
naïve to think that "competing" organizations would "send their
business elsewhere" regarding referral guidelines but such cooperation
could lead to generation of reciprocal business - and a safer public.
topic regarding finding our niche involves licensure and other means of
legally defining who the legitimate EPs really are. In a "diluted"
climate of literally hundreds of fitness certificates, opinions differ
as to how to best approach recognition. In my own experience, this
would be different in each state. For example, in states where
exclusive licensure is currently unlikely, efforts could focus upon
title protection of the EPC credential or even trade marking the
presentation of a term such as "Exercise Physiologist, Certified"
we could explore existing registries of fitness professionals.
Voluntary registration has been undertaken in other countries and may
be an interesting, if secondary choice for ASEP to investigate. Efforts
being undertaken in Great Britain and the European Union are an example
(online see exerciseregister.org). One feature that I personally find
interesting here is the set criteria for physician referrals.
All of the
examples in this editorial are ways to help us "find a niche" in a
large, growing and confusing exercise marketplace. My hope as ASEP
President is to stay open-minded and explore all options to safeguard
the public and raise the quality of exercise as both prevention and
treatment. No other professional group can do this specific task as
well as we can. So, as our Board of Directors grows, I expect the
chairperson who spearheads licensure-related activities to investigate
these - and other - possibilities. Unless we remain reasonable in
carving out an agreeable niche for ourselves, we will risk being
ignored by larger, more recognizable organizations that have a
decades-long jump on us in the healthcare environment.
Yours in health,
Dr. Lonnie M. Lowery,
|Ask the EP
|Q.) Is publishing an EP-related professional article realistic for me?
A.) Yes. And here is PART TWO, "Getting Started".
because you may be a 'non-doctorate', does not mean you cannot publish
academic, professional and lay papers. Under-standably, it isn't easy
to do research or to write an article and publish it when working eight
[or more] hours per day, day after day. But it shouldn't be an excuse.
The trick is to make it a goal to be a published author. If not,
college instructors may continue to ignore you. To me, this is plain
and simple. Unfortunately, this is the case in many professions, not
just exercise physiology. So how do you get started? Here are a few
- Trust your instincts. If
you have an idea for an article. Act on it. It is no exaggeration to
say some of the most important ideas are instinctual. Things that you
experience, colleagues you encounter, and your feelings shape your
- Learn to be proactive. An
important first step to acquiring professional behaviors begins with
sharing your ideas and beliefs. Sharing in the form of publishing an
article is an excellent second step.
- Becoming a professional. Working
in the field provides unique opportunities to grow in maturity and
self-knowledge; both are important ingredients to writing an article to
influence the thinking of others.
- Overcoming fear.
Nothing is likely to change until you come to understand that it is
okay to fail. You must teach yourself this truth if you are to unlearn
the conventional pattern of thinking.
Remember, "you" can make a difference!
Reference/ Further Reading
Boone, T: Editorial: Promoting Professionalism by Publishing in PEPonline. Vol 8 No 8 August 2005
~Jonathan Mike MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
|Opportunities Related to Exercise Physiology
Assistant or Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology
The 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 experience).
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
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, email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org(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
Director - Consumer Experience Lab
the direction of the Vice President-Industrial Design this position
will have knowledge in areas that include biomechanics, psychology and
physiology towards gaining a deeper understanding of tomorrow's
consumer. With the benefit of trend sighting and contextualizing, focus
in on the future influences and changes that effect people. Have
connections to outside experts with the knowledge and foresight to
bring the right resources together as needed. Uncover opportunities in
the form of desired experiences, methods to benefit issues based on
health, well-being, aging, injury, etc. that will enhance the lives of
our target consumers.
Location: Kohler, WI
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEB SITE
Areas of study for this group include:
Trend sighting and contextualizing
Domain mapping that supports Strategic Planning and NPS
Consumer/User targeted learning in the following areas:
Biomechanics, psychology and physiology
specifically to Kohler -- Personal hygiene, hydrotherapy, sensory
impact, the aging process, health and wellness, bio-mechanics and
Identify new product opportunities as result of above learning.
The basic ergonomics of safety and comfort.
Support the NPD community with concept testing
Understand Global differences relative to the above
User interface design
Must be highly motivated to lead a creative
team of researchers, project teams and consultants, staying ahead of
our competitors in all aspects of innovation. This research lead focus
must take Kohler ahead in time, yet maintain a solid foundation.
This team-spirited individual must be able to
lead through demonstration, influence, skill, and passion for the work.
Someone who can draw the best from their associates while maintaining a
happy, healthy work environment and demonstrates knowledge and
abilities in the areas of current trend mining methodologies, an
understanding of and an empathy for a changing world culture. Strive
toward comprehension of basic business principles.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Masters or Doctorate Degree in a sociology, psycho-physiology,
psychology, or anthropology with emphasis on product design
applications. Eight to ten years experience.
Thank you for perusing our opinions, facts and opportunities in this edition of the ASEP-Newsletter.
American Society of Exercise Physiologists