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Professionalism Articles for Exercise Physiologists

Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, MAM, MBA
Fellow, American Society of Exercise Physiologists
Board Certified Exercise Physiologist

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    December 2012 Vol 15 No 12

Exercise Physiology Professionalism Books

The Edwin Mellen Press and Nova Science Publisher [Click here for more information on each book]

        Boone, T. (2012). The Business of Exercise Physiology. The Edwin Mellen Press, 220 pages

This book contains the information that Board Certified Exercise Physiologists need to start and manage a profitable healthcare business. In addition to helping physiologists understand what it takes to start a business, the book also addresses the importance of a business plan. The more information that exercise physiologists have at the beginning, the more likely they are going to be successful. The idea is to identify what is needed as an entrepreneur to get started and how to be successful at growing your own business. This book is a declaration of intent and permission to “just do it.”

Boone, T. (2010). Integrating Spirituality and Exercise Physiology: Toward A New Understanding of Health. The Edwin Mellen Press, 188 pages.

This book proposes that health care is not just about physical abilities but mental and spiritual beliefs as well. The author argues for a more complex understanding of the psycho-physiological connection and advocates for a more holistic approach that may presently be perceived as a radical way to think about the practice of exercise and exercise physiology as a profession.

Boone, T. (2009). Basic Issues In Sports Ethics: The Many Ways of Cheating. The Edwin Mellen Press, 273 pages.

This book argues that cheating not only destroys the integrity of sports, it destroys the integrity of the athlete and everyone who either supports cheating or allows it to happen. Majors topics such as “athletics is over the edge,”“performance-enhancing substances,”“victory with honor,”“negative impact of marketers,” and “accountability” are discussed in reference to the “cheat pushers” who must not be allowed access to those who love athletics.

Boone, T. (2009). The Professionalization of Exercise Physiology:
Certification, Accreditation, and Standards of Practice of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). The Edwin Mellen Press, 645 pages.

Exercise physiology is evolving and will continue to do so for a long time to come. This is the natural progression of things evident in most established professions. The chapters in this textbook represent a partial record of the change process. All professions are unfinished to some degree. The important point here is that a collection of individuals, usually members of a professional organization, are continually in pursuit of better procedures, guidelines, and policies.

Boone, T. (2008). Sex Before Athletic Performance: Myth or Fact. The Edwin Mellen Press, 163 pages

The first of its kind, this book examines the anecdotal evidence and the empirical literature pertaining to the physiology of sexual activities, seeking to dispel myths associated with sex’s negative impact on athletic performance.

Boone, T. (2007). Ethical Standards and Professional Credentials in the Practice of Exercise Physiology. The Edwin Mellen Press, 416 pages.

This is a book about ethics and professionalism in the practice of exercise physiology. Implications of unprofessional behavior are discussed, how to anticipate legal issues, and the future career expectations of exercise physiologists in healthcare. The author shares a academic vision for the future that requires serious analysis and decision-making on behalf of all exercise physiologists.

Boone, T. (2006). Is Sports Nutrition for Sale? Nova Science Publishing, Inc., 151 pages.

The attitude that the use of performance-enhancing supplements and drugs is not unethical needs examination by exercise physiology professionals. This book explains - clearly, within the importance of professional development in exercise physiology - the way an exercise physiologist should think about sports nutrition, athletics, and cheating.

Boone, T. (2006). Exercise Physiology as a Career: A Guide and Sourcebook. The Edwin Mellen Press, 220 pages.

This book is designed to be a guide and sourcebook for persons who are considering exercise physiology as a career. This handbook includes twenty chapters that have been divided into the following five parts: Introduction, Exercise Physiology, Professionalism, Healthcare Professionals, and The Exercise Physiology Niche.

Boone, T. (2005). Exercise Physiology: Professional Issues, Organizational Concerns, and Ethical Trends The Edwin Mellen Press, 353 pages.

This book describes the founding and importance of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). It explores the professional issues, organizational concerns, and ethical trends that all exercise physiologists face. A significant purpose of this study is to continue the changes in exercise physiology and the expected professional results ...

Boone, T. (2002). The Power Within: The Integration of Faith and Purposeful Self-Care in the 21st Century.   AuthorHouse, 232 pages.

This book rises out of my conviction that we are responsible for our health.  My hope is that you will come to understand this most fundamental and inescapable fact and will do something about it. 

Boone, T. (2001). Professional Development of Exercise PhysiologyThe Edwin Mellen Press, 215 pages.

This work addresses all exercise physiologists and asks them to recognize the need to professionalize the field of exercise physiology. The author provides a clear direction on how to do so.


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