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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
ASEP-newsletter's parent web site!
-Lonnie Lowery, ASEP-Newsletter Editor
We have a simple update this month, due to an unprecedented event that I wanted to share. The growth of the ASEP-Newsletter has been tremendous over recent months.
Long-time subscribers may know that the ASEP-Newsletter endured a
setback several months ago, costing us hundreds of subscribers. The
demise of our old mass mailing service provider was the culprit.
The good news is that, working with Dr. Tommy Boone and the staff
at our new service provider, we have been gaining dozens of new
subscribers steadily for many many weeks. This places us near our
all-time high numbers of readers, with more still expected to
subscribe. Although ASEP is a very specific (some may even say niche)
organization, championing the needs of Exercise Physiologists, clearly, the traffic that the main ASEP web site sees is greater than even I had hoped
. I say this because www.asep.org
is the only way to subscribe to this free Newsletter aside from personal forwards from one reader to the next.
So, thank you for making the newly revamped ASEP-Newsletter
successful! I always knew that the more we got our message out to the
fitness public, the more people would realize the benefits of this
|Ask the EP
are some Principles of Stressful Environments that individuals should
keep in mind when exposed to certain environmental conditions?
contributions of several researchers such as Bernard, Cannon, Selye,
and others have been insightful to the fundamental understand of
extreme environments. Their publications provide a fresh perspective on
several principles that are essential to a thorough understanding of
environmental conditions. Here are the basic principles you'll need to understand.
1). Human cells, organs, and body systems are highly organized and are capable of undergoing change.
Each of Earth's extreme environments requires a unique set of adaptive
responses. But interestingly, adequate acclimitazation to virtually all
of earth's stressful environments requires about 8-14 days of exposure, and the loss of acclimatization to these stressors (e.g., heat, cold, high altitude) occurs in about 14-28 days.
3). Humans may lack or have insufficient hereditary abilities to adapt to all of earth's stressful environments.
4). Stressful experiences result in personal growth, temporary perturbations, or permanent/deleterious effects. People vary in their capacity to respond to challenges,
danger, and threats. The outcomes of stressful experiences are
determined by such factors as emotional response, age, and genetics.
Different individuals respond to the same stressor with different
outcomes. Their bodies may show no strain, illness, or injury,
depending on the level of tolerance developed, immune system competence, age, level of physical fitness, and the number/intensity/type of previous exposure to this stressor.
Stressors may have positive effects that allow an individual to meet
physical or psychosocial demands successfully. Among such effects are increased physical stamina and more effective coping styles.
7). Physical stressors (e.g., cold or heat exposure, sleep deprivation, prolonged or intense exercise)
are strongly mediated by psychological factors. If these stressors are
not viewed as noxious or alarming, they produce smaller or even
opposite physiological responses.
8). Physiological responses at times can be excessive, inappropriate, inadequate, or disordered. These states are exemplified by chronic inflammatory diseases
(e.g., rheumatoid arthritis), inappropriate AVP syndrome during water
overconsumption (AVP also is known as ADH (antidiuretic hormone); a
hormone that causes your kidneys to retain water), old age, and
ventricular fibrillation. If humans are able to prevent, avoid,
control, or respond to a stressor, they usually will not become ill or
Psychological strategies (e.g., coping maneuvers) may alter the amount
of strain experienced by the individual when exposed to a stressful
environment. This occurs because worry, fear, or panic result in strain
that exceeds that from a stressful environment alone. These strategies
include self-reassurance, self-deception, prayer, and seeking help from
Mediators are biological, social, and psychological modifiers that act
on stressors to alter the level of physiological strain experienced. A
genetic deficit in a metabolic enzyme (biological), peer/parental
expectations (social), and personality characteristics (psychological)
are examples of mediators.
11). Finally, physiological and behavioral changes sometimes occur before a stressor is encountered, in anticipation
of and in preparation for challenges, threats, and dangers. For
example, athletes experience prevents jitters because the activity of
the sympathetic nervous and the endocrine systems prepare the muscular
and circulatory systems for competition. Even metabolism is enhanced in
anticipation of a contest, as energy-rich compounds are transported to
~Jonathan Mike MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT
|Opportunities Related to Exercise Physiology
PhysioLogic Human Performance Systems, LLC.
(PHPS) is accepting applications for (2) full-time, salaried Exercise
Physiologist positions. Individuals selected will be dependable, swift,
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: firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
PHPS will contact all applicants to answer questions and conduct interviews...
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
Please check us out at Montgomery General Hospital and fill out an application online or contact Vivian Hsia at email@example.com.
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.
•Bachelor's degree in allied health
•Minimum of 5 years previous experience including primary
responsibility for a nutrition specialty area or managing a clinical
We offer our staff hands-on experience with the latest technology, a
supportive work environment, and one of the best pay and benefits
packages in the field, including a 403B with employer match and tuition
reimbursement for you and your dependents.
With a rich history of healing and a world-famous reputation, Johns Hopkins Bayview can offer you an exciting, fulfilling career, wherever you are on your career path. Apply today at John Hopkins Bayview using Req. no. 80227
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
(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.
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