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from the Editor
is devoted to informative articles and news itmes about exercise physiology.
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Achievement Award in Exercise Physiology"
Speaker: Per-Olof Astrand, MD
of participates at the recent ASEP meeting in Albuquerque, NM
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Boone, PhD, MPH
As the first ASEP
President and as an ASEP member with intense interest in creating a "certification"
just for exercise physiologists, I have had the opportunity to learn from
and work with some tremendous individuals who found time in their busy
schedules to help with the development of the "Exercise Physiologist Certified"
exam. Most of these very important leaders in the field are identified
within the front matter of the EPC Guide for Candidates. Others include
the work of Christine Mermier and her colleagues of the University of New
Mexico. Still others include Drs.Don Diboll, Richard Kreider, and
Joe Weir. We owe a great debt of appreciation to all of these professionals
(including Dr. Robert Robergs who was gracious to serve 2 years as our
President). So, where possible and time permits, please consider
looking thanking everyone who contributed to the realization of the EPC.
You have no doubt heard the statement, "Where do you find inspiration?"
In this message, I hope that it is obvious that ASEP members focused on
developing a great certification and, frankly, it is inspiring. Their
work was done with enthusiasm, diligence, and a willingness to empower
the certified exercise physiologist.
It is with great pleasure
to announce that ASEP has a new President for its upcoming 4th year of
operation. His name is Dr. LaGary Carter. The Board of Directors
look forward to working with Dr. Carter in coordinating several goals of
the upcoming year.
new President indicated in Albuquerque that ASEP should create a Membership
Committee. The purpose of the Committee is to identify the needs
of non-ASEP exercise physiologists, and how ASEP can meet their professional
needs. In short, ASEP has nothing to sell if there's no one to buy
into the organization. We need to understand the needs of the non-PhD
exercise physiologist. They have the answers. Once we understand
their needs and form a relationship with them, the idea of buying into
ASEP will be obvious.
is the need to increase the financial base of the organization. Like
all organizations, ASEP must maintain a stable financial base. The
primary method of doing so is directly linked to dues income. After
3 years at very low dues for students and professionals, it is time to
think about an increase to secure the financial base of ASEP.
has worked hard to present electronic research articles via the Journal
of Exercise Physiologyonline
While there are many purposes for the existence of JEPonline,
the Board of Directors is especially interested in research presented via
the Internet. We are the first to present exercise physiology research
electronically. The efforts of Dr. Robergs and his editors have advanced
the profession of exercise physiology. An important area of work
that has not been develop is publishing of student research. There
is a dedicated dollar amount set aside for helping students carry out their
research and publish it online in the ASEP research journal.
It is important that ASEP gets the information about the organization out
to the public, especially members of the healthcare community. New
brochures are important to passing along the information in addition to
ongoing expansion and refinement of online professional development activities.
Collaboration with other national organizations around the world is important
to the national and worldwide expansion of ASEP efforts to professionalize
exercise physiology. We are eager to point out that a recent conversation
with the President of the Australian Association of Exercise and Sport
Sciences, Dr. Phil Pandorf, sets the stage for a very carefully designed,
objective-driven advocacy for the two organizations and for others willing
to join in professionalizing the worldwide efforts of all exercise science
and/or exercise physiology students and professionals.
is interested in learning of any member who has a desire to lead and work
on behalf of its members. It is important that we identify new inroads
into the college student population and other communities where potential
members may be located. We need more ASEP Student Chapters, more
ASEP affiliate state organizations, and more talented young people involved
in the promotion and development of ASEP.
the increased challenges and opportunities in front of us as both a professional
organization and as exercise physiologists, we must learn to count on and
include students, interns, and professionals with ongoing discussions and
improvements in methods to get objectives accomplished as well as attract
October 11, 2000, the ASEP National Office
received the following letter from the affiliate state association, Indiana
Association of Exercise Physiologists, please read and consider helping
where you can:
"Dear Fellow Exercise Physiologists,
As many of you may be aware,
Adminastar Federal is in the process of drafing guidelines for pulmonary
rehabilitation. A current draft can be found at Adminastar Federal's
website, adminastar.com. The draft
can be found by going to the intermediary section, then finding the Local
Medical Review Policies under provider relations.
While this draft can warrant
much discussion, there is one critical factor I would like to bring to
your attention. The current draft excludes Exercise Physiologists
by virture of not designating them. As we all know the inclusion
of Exercise Physiologists is not only critical to our profession, but more
importantly to the field of pulmonary rehabilitation. In an area
which uses exercise therapy as the primary source of care, inclusion of
Exercise Physiologists is imperative.
I urge all of you to respond
immediately. This can be done in several ways. Write to Adminastar
explaining your position. Also, Adminastar's website has an area
for responses to current draft guidelines. Finally, a hearing will
take place on Monday, October 23, 2000 at the Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield
building in Indianapolis. I encourage everyone in Indiana who is
able to attend, as this would be an excellent opportunity to have your
voice heard. More information can be gathered through the Adminastar
website, or by contacting Steve Jungbauer @( 219-372-7674) or me @ (219-435-7097).
President - Indiana Association
of Exercise Physiologist"
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Meeting Dr. Astrand was
a special moment in time and in my life. His presence and sincerity
made the meeting. Everyone in attendance wanted a picture taken with
him. He is truly a special person. I will never forget him,
his kindness, and his willingness to participate in Albuquerque.
We owe a special thanks
to these hard working ASEP members. Great meeting Dr. Robergs.
It couldn't have been better. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Good networking, good food, and good presentations. Thank you. (from
the Editor of ASEPNewsletter)
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH
I think it is time again
to tell the world with a concerted voice what "eduating students" means,
and why it is important to our profession. Prospective students and parents
understand that not all education is the same. They also understand
that a college degree is suppose to prepare students for a specific career.
We can no longer assume that it is okay that the undergraduate program
in "exercise science" isn't preparing the student for a meaningful, specific
career in the public sector. We need to remind ourselves that most
students choose a particular field because they find it satisfying and
important as an occupation. Exercise science (exercise physiology)
is not and should not be thought of in the same way as chemistry or biology.
That is, while exercise science (in conjunction with a significant number
of other science courses) can set the stage for students who wish to attend
physical therapy or medical school, my strong believe is that we should
first defend the proposition that exercise science exists for students
interested in preparing for a purposeful career in exercise physiology,
as an exercise physiologist. If an institution can succeed in providing
each student with a strong foundation and grounding in the exercise physiology
core courses, as identified in the ASEP Accreditation document, the academic
major should contribute to the richness, depth, and excellence we need
in our young professionals.
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