November 2007 Vol. 11 No. 11   
 Editor: Dr. Lonnie Lowery

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Editor's Corner
Part IV: Where is Exercise Physiology Headed?  [Promulgation]
Lonnie Lowery, PhD, MS, RD, LD

  This Month's Question!
Is publishing an exercise physiology related article realistic for me?
Jonathan Mike, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

From Vol 10 No 5 October 2007 Issue

Patterson, J.A., S.E. Selig, D. Toia, V. Bamroongsuk, D.L. Hare. Forearm Blood Flow In Individuals With CHF And Age-Matched Healthy Volunteers: A Study And Historical Review. JEPonline 2007;10(5):1-15.

O’Hara, R.B., M. Khan,  R.L, Pohlman, J.F. Schlub, L.L Laubach, E. Eveland. Effects Of Increased Leg Resistance Training And Reduced Aerobic Training On Selected Physiological Parameters In United States Air Force Men And Women. JEPonline  2007:10(5):16-34.



Nesser, T.W., Demchak, T.J. Variations of preseason conditioning on volleyball performance. JEPonline 2007:10(5):35-42.

Ben Zhou and Michael Lovegren.  Effect of Oolong Tea on Balance Performance in Naive Tea Users – A Pilot Study, JEPonline 2007;10(5):43-50. 

PEPonline     Why Not Publish in JPEP?  

Freedom to Think as an Exercise Physiologist

The Women’s Marathon: Historical Perspective for Exercise Physiologists
Jon K. Linderman, Ph.D., FACSM, EPC

Other professionalism articles of interest include:

From Journal of Professional Exercise Physiology
October Issue:
Academic Achievement:  What an Exercise Physiologist Can Do
Marcos Angel Sanchez Gonzalez, MD, EPC


Dear Colleague

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
Lonnie Lowery, PhD, MA, MS, RD, LD
ASEPnewsletter Editor, ASEP Board of Directors
ASEP President, 2007-2008

Where is Exercise Physiology Headed? Part IV

This month we again explore points on which I believe ASEP should focus. The third of the categories is:

3.) Promulgation

In this month's installment I will discuss the efforts that I believe ASEP could pursue to increase awareness of our existence and purpose. Each of these suggestions is just that: a suggestion; each idea will require deliberation by a Board of Directors-led committee. Here is a (by no means comprehensive) list of 15 efforts that could reach other professionals and the lay public of ASEP's wealth of information, strong ethics and exercise-physiology-specific perspective:
  • Appearances (perhaps reciprocal) at conferences, manning expo hall booths
  • Appearances (perhaps reciprocal) at conferences, presenting EP-specific professional information*
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  • Publication of EP-specific textbooks and book chapters*
  • Publication of EP-specific scholarly articles in various journals*
  • Participation in targeted, relevant Internet forums*
  • Appearance on television and in newspapers and magazines as exercise experts*
  • Student group activities at Universities
  • Mailings to academic departments in Exercise Science/Exercise Physiology announcing the ASEP Annual Conference and Meeting*
  • Mailings to academic departments in other, related fields announcing the ASEP Annual Conference and Meeting
  • Mailings or faxes to academic departments with EP-related employment opportunities
  • Mailings or faxes to academic Exercise Science departments as a campaign to highlight the ethics of accepting large amounts of tuition in the face of a questionable job market (livability of the profession)
  • A mailing campaign to gymnasiums, community centers, natatoriums and fitness centers sharing benefits of ASEP membership and use of its knowledge base
  • Professional, individual behaviors and display of knowledge as EPs*
  • Maintenance of JEP-online and PEP-online*
  • On-schedule electronic mailing of this ASEP-Newsletter*

You have no doubt noticed the asterisks. These are accomplishments and efforts that I have personally seen ASEP's members perform. Sometimes this takes a heroic amount of work. Nonetheless, the work is done and has been done for about a decade. If one thing has been shown, it's that ASEP is staying the course.


Yet we have a long way to go. Not only do the bulleted points without asterisks need attention and discussion, but the ones that currently are labeled need expanded. Further, new ideas need explored as to how our knowledge, skills, and professional networking opportunities for graduates can reach the public. I, like the other members of the Board of Directors, welcome ideas and a willingness to share in the gratifying work ahead. Feel free to email me at Lonman7@hotmail.com. Already I have read some thought-provoking letters from readers!


Yours in health,
Dr. Lonnie M. Lowery,
Editor, ASEP-Newsletter
President, ASEP

Your Inside Scoop on Tough Questions

QUESTION: Is publishing an EP-related article realistic for me?    

The EP Answer
by Jonathan Mike, MS, CSCS,

Yes.  And here is a personal note - and an invitation...


Although I may only have few articles written for PEPonline, I'd like to think each article has conveyed the truth about exercise physiology professionalism and the hope, desire, and ambition I have for the future.  At the center of my determination is the belief that others will step up to the plate, as we have seen that one person can truly make a difference.  


Yes, you are equally important to every exercise physiologist.  Yes, if you would write an article on behalf of exercise physiology, you may attract new members to the American Society of Exercise Physiologists.  Be different and "break some rules". Although it might feel strange, the door is open to publish your work with PEPonline.  I would like to invite everyone to publicize your ideas and beliefs and, most importantly, give you a chance to be part of the new exercise physiology. Specifically, why not let others know about your real-life work in the field?  Perhaps you may want to talk about your undergraduate education.  Perhaps, digging deeper, you may want to ask questions, such as the following: 

  1. Does the employer understand what exercise physiologists do at work?
  2. Do other employees have an issue with exercise physiologists not having licensure?
  3. Do you have the educational background (including hands-on laboratory skills) to do your work?
  4. Does the employer seem happy to have you as part of the staff?
  5. Is there another employee who is not helpful in making you feel good about yourself at work?
  6. Are you financially compensated as well as the other employees?
  7. Is your work part-time or full-time employment?
  8. Is the employer familiar with the Exercise Physiologist Certified credential?
  9. Does the employer and/or other colleagues ask about academic accreditation of exercise physiologists?
  10. Is licensure a professional issue or concern at your work?

If you haven't published in a journal before, you should know that every journal has submission guidelines.  PEPonline does, too.  Follow the guidelines on the 'current issue' at the tope of the page, it's that simply. When finished send as an attachment to an email to tboone2@css.edu

NEXT MONTH: Specifics on getting started
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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, sdavis@calpoly.edu

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:
www.phs.spokane.wsu.edu and www.chr.wsu.edu
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.

Performance Orthotics
Location:  Rhode Island (Part-time)
Position:  Exercise Physiologist or Athletic Trainer (ATC)
Expected Start Date:  As soon as possible
Our Company History:  Performance Orthotics is a dynamic and growing company with over 100 years of combined experience in the foot orthotic industry.  We currently employ more than 100 individuals throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.  Our specialized lower extremity clinics treats patients suffering from foot, ankle, shin, knee, hip, and back pain in a non-invasive manner using custom foot orthotics.  The company achieves tremendous growth through effective and compassionate ongoing patient care.
Position Summary: You will be responsible for liaising with orthopaedic surgeons who will refer patients that have abnormal biomechanics and foot and ankle complications.  You will assess each patient using our proprietary state of the art software and foot mapping technology.  Furthermore, you will be required to sell orthotics to referred patients.  The position combines the following skill sets:  Medical assessment, patient care, and sales.
Education: The successful candidate preferably is an Exercise Physiologist or a  Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC).
Experience:  Experience in dealing with patients with biomechanical conditions in a clinical environment is preferred; sales/retail experience is an asset.
Other:  Strong communication (oral and written), interpersonal and organizational skills; comfortable with people; detail-oriented; professional; trusting; caring; self-motivated; ability to work in an independent environment; service-oriented; compassionate; and computer skills a must.
If you believe that you fit the above requirements, please forward your resume to Michael Berman at michaelb@performanceorthotics.com
Successful candidates will be contacted directly.
Sports Medicine Coordinator
At PeaceHealth Lower Columbia Region in Longview, Washington, we recognize the simple truth that organizations do not achieve outcomes - people do. By nurturing relationships with the people around us, we're able to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients, their families and our staff of caring professionals. Our Lower Columbia Region includes St. John Medical Center, a 200-bed acute care and Level III Trauma Center community hospital, and PeaceHealth Medical Group, a multi-physician practice. Currently, our In-motion Clinic is seeking a Certified Athletic Trainer for our Sports Medicine Coordinator opening.

As the primary point of contact, provide services to the hospital, the community, and area high schools, and community college sports programs. This is a full-time position with variable hours so flexibility is essential. Requires a Bachelor's degree in exercise science, medical based program, or related discipline, 2+ years' related experience, and 1+ years' supervisory/management experience. Must have current NATA and BAC, and a MS and/or Physical Therapy degree is preferred. We offer a salary range of $43,000 to $65,000, and a comprehensive benefits package.

The Longview area is an ideal location for the outdoor enthusiast with mild seasons offering year round outdoor activities. Our mountains, lakes, rivers, and the Pacific Ocean provide opportunities for snow skiing, water skiing, hiking, biking, camping, hunting, and fishing. With a population of approximately 35,000, Longview offers a quality of life with a unique combination of elegant residential areas, country living and the urban amenities of Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.

To view a complete job description and to apply, please visit our Web site at PeachHealth Lower Columbia Region.

PeaceHealth is an AA/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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