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Issue: #2 February 2008
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
editorialASEP-Newsletter Growth 

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 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 organization..


Yours in health,

Lonnie Lowery

President, ASEP
Ask the EP
Q.) What are some Principles of Stressful Environments that individuals should keep in mind when exposed to certain environmental conditions?

A.) The 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.

2). 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.

5). 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.

6). 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 injured.

9). 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 others.

10. 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 muscles.

~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, and organized.

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: 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 preferred.

Please check us out at Montgomery General Hospital and fill out an application online or contact Vivian Hsia at


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 education program

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 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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