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Issue: #12 December/2007
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
editorialWhere 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

This topic 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 action.
I feel 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.
Another 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" (EPC).
Or perhaps 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 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,
President, ASEP

Ask the EP
Q.) Is publishing an EP-related professional article realistic for me?  

A.) Yes.  And here is PART TWO, "Getting Started".


Just 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 quick thoughts:

  1. 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 inner thinking. 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 scientific papers.

Application information: Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and academic experience. Apply online at 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


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.

Exercise Physiologist

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 of appointment.

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
(2) 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 appointment)
(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 online application.

Further department information can be found at: Kinesiology..Cal Poly State University or contact Steve Davis, Search Committee Chair,

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.

Exercise Biologist

Washington 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
·Curriculum vitae
·Names of three references with mail and email addresses and phone numbers*
·Narrative 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:
Saren Kennedy
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
(PDF format preferred)
For more information contact:
E. Carolyn Johnson, PhD, FACSM
Search Committee Chair
Associate Professor
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
The complete job description is available at: and
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 on-site childcare.
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
To apply, please visit or contact:
Kelly Shallcross
Nurse Recruiter
Phone: 215-710-2445
Fax: 215-710-5190
Director - Consumer Experience Lab

Location: Kohler, WI


Under 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.

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
More specifically to Kohler -- Personal hygiene, hydrotherapy, sensory impact, the aging process, health and wellness, bio-mechanics and cognitive thinking
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.

A 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.

Lonnie Lowery
American Society of Exercise Physiologists

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