Vol 3 No 12
December, 1999
ISSN 1097-9743

The ASEPNewsletter is devoted to informative articles and news itmes about exercise physiology. It is a monthly magazine of news, opinions, exercise physiology professionals, and events that shape exercise physiology. While it contains views and opinions of the Editor who oversees the ASEP Internet Websites, visitors can have a voice as well. We welcome interested practitioners, researchers, and academicians to e-mail the Publisher their thoughts and ideas or respond directly online via the ASEP Public Forum.
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January 2000
Editorial Policy and Call for Papers
From The Editor
Research Manuscripts plus Abstracts from the 2nd National ASEP Meeting
PEPonline The 10 Rules of Work 
Exercise: A Different Perspective
One of the greatest needs in the professionalization of exercise physiology is the development of state chapters.  Are you interested in starting an exercise physiology association in your state? If you are, click on the following documents for a template of how to do so.  Naturally, the documents can and, perhaps, should be altered to fit your circumstances.
ASEP Public Forum
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Exercise Physiologists
Marquette University

President's November Report

Interested in starting a Student Chapter at your institution, then contact
Dr. Robert Robergs at 505-277-1196 or the ASEP National Office (218-723-6297).
The Student Chapter ByLaws and Constitution are on the Internet.

Be sure to click on the October 1999 issue of JEPonline. Each article can be printed either in HTML or PDF format, and can used in your work or as part of your classroom assignments.  As an author of an article in ASEPNewsletter, JEPonline, or PEPonline, you can list the work in your Resume' and other important documents.  There are no page charges to publish in the three ASEP documents.  ASEP meets the costs of publishing your work.

What about copyright? Both e-journals and the newsletter are listed with the Library 
of Congress via their own ISSN numbers (International Standard Serial Number).

We are an organization of "312" members and still climbing.
To become a member, print the Membership Application and forward it to the ASEP 
National Office, or call an ASEP representative at (218) 723-6297. Visit additional web 
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From the Editor: Tommy Boone
What do you see in the pictures? A student who is being tested on the bicycle ergometer.  What else do you know? She is connected to the Cardio2 metabolic analyzer.  For what purpose? To determine oxygen consumption and ventilation, perhaps, during steady state exercise. What else do you know? Her blood pressure is being measured.  Anything else? What about heart rate? Oh yes, note the heart rate monitor on her right wrist.  Ok, what is the point? 

The point is simply that the pictures are full of what exercise physiologists do and understand.  They understand the cardiovascular responses to exercise, whether the practice of relaxation during exercise increases physiologic efficiency, the statistical procedures used to determine mean differences between a control session and a treatment session, and how to reduce the information to a research report or a manuscript.  Is the equipment in the pictures typically located in other academic departments on campus?  I don't think so!  Are other students educated in the hands-on laboratory application of cardiovascular physiology to rest, exercise, rehabilitation, and sports?  I don't think so!  This is one big difference between exercise physiologists and other healthcare practitioners.  We should be proud of what we do.  Don't you think so?

Tommy Boone, Ph.D., MPH, FASEP

I believe it was Dale Carnegie who said, "Keep your mind open to change all the time.  Welcome it.   Court it.  It is only by examining and reexamining your opinions and ideas that you can progress."  In just a few days, we will witness the dawn of a new century.  The birth of new ideas and the rush to end this century is no longer a question.  It is reality.  No longer will we be as we are, but rather what we can be if we grant ourselves 
the hope and right to keep our minds open to change.  In fact, to survive as exercise physiologists, to be the leaders in the health, fitness, rehabilitation, and sport fields, we must welcome change.  We can no longer live in our cocoons, regardless of our individual success and/or affluence.  After all, when one of us suffers, we all suffer!

Slow, imperceptibly perhaps, but interest in ASEP is increasing.  The cutting edge of the Internet has allowed for the growth and "take charge" thinking necessary to professionalize what we do.  What you see in the ASEP Internet pages is just the beginning.  There is more to come.  Tell us what you want, the resources, and the technology to extend your influence.  Today, we are in position to become and 
capture our dreams.  People across the Internet can see that we exist, and that we are making a difference in the struggle for respect and credibility.

But technology alone is not enough.  Professionalization of exercise physiology requires communication between and among ourselves. Today is the time more so than ever in the past decades.  This is one of the ironies of today's technologies, however.  What good is the ASEP contact page and the information if exercise physiologists 
don't share it?  Think about it.

Sure, technological sophistication is important but, in the end, exercise physiologists must keep their minds open to change, move from contentment to involvement, from sports medicine to exercise physiology.  No one said it was going to be easy.  Participation in the professionalization process is imperative; it is the differentiator 
in the change process.

What is needed is leadership.  ASEP needs people with the desire, regardless of work and life's complexities, to help other exercise physiologists achieve what they are capable of being.  What's needed is leadership to help continue the vision for the future, to mentor, and to establish a stable progression and management of ASEP goals and objectives.   It is critical to the change that is presently taking place.

You can do it.  You can help by organizing five or ten of your exercise physiology friends to become ASEP members.  Help them understand the vision and let them share in the process to build ASEP and to share in the rewards of professionalization.  It's not just another organization.  It is your organization.  With a unified effort, the results will be astounding, incredible, and attractive.

Leaders come in all ages and work experiences.  They aren't necessarily the Director of the Supervisor.  Perhaps, they are the workers in the field who have never stopped being themselves.  They believe in their work, and their enthusiasm is evident in the hearts of people helped everywhere.  No matter how busy, they are always available to listen and talk to people.  The enthusiasm extends to the church, the halls of business, even to the home.  Any place where people are interested, communication about health and fitness is the business of the exercise physiologist.

What can you do to help?  Before ASEP gets much further into the new century thinking, why not gather your resources and possibilities and participate in the communication of the goals and objectives of ASEP to your colleagues.  You know if somebody is approachable or if they're not.  When you get the feeling that a person is ready to listen, talk to him/her.  It is extremely important.  Don't expect professionalization to happen with some hard work.  Take the risk to tell someone what 
you are thinking.

The truth of the matter is that they are wanting to get involved as well. Sharing your ideas with them will help make the difference.  If you enroll one person, then you are a success.  That person does the same, and it becomes a way of life.  The bottom line is that we are in this together. We don't have to be rocket scientist to understand this basic point.  In fact, it is clear from ordinary people can and do accomplish extraordinary things.  You may say, "But, I'm nobody."  Hello, I'm nobody too, but together we are something.

It is time to take exercise physiology seriously.  I'm available.  Are you? I'm interested in making a difference.  Together, we can keep on course and show the world what a wedding in ideas can do.  So, why not call up a friend and say, "Look, I'm a member of ASEP, and I think you should be too."  Chances are that person will become a member.  Such display of interest in the ASEP vision is important, as it prepares the way for others to share in problems, rewards, and friendships.

Developing real friendships within ASEP is an important byproduct of looking at things from an agreed upon point of view. It's the single most important key to change, success, and exceeding expectations. Looking at "our" problems from within, as viewed by exercise physiologists, gives hope and perspective towards achieving new
inroads into increased credibility and financial stability.  In the end, we help prepare our students for the future.  They won't have to worry so much about the isolation and random comments, "What are you?"  "What is your degree in?"  "Are you certified, licensed?" "Is your program accredited?"  The marketing of exercise physiologists will be accomplished by the magic of the ASEP organization.

The ideas, creativity, and the spark are all in place.  There's just one more thing needed.  We need more members to focus their energy on the unified vision the individual members share.   Get involved and stay involved.  Be a mentor, build confidence, and help others to understand their responsibility to the exercise 
physiology profession.

Professionalization The 10 Rules of Work by Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP
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refereed newsletter.  Newsletters are open-ended so as to present a diverse set of opinions. The papers in the each issue are concerned with issues and topics that have a bearing on the professionalization of exercise physiology.  As Editor, I especially welcome articles that critically address specific features of ASEP and its efforts to develop exercise physiology.  Views that support ASEP's vision, goals, and objectives as well as views that do not provide valuable lessons for our readers.  Submitted papers should be unpublished and non-copyrighted. Submission of a paper will imply that it contains original unpublished work and is not submitted for publication elsewhere.  The Editor will pursue a policy of timely and meaningful review of each paper.  After the paper is accepted, the author(s) must provide the paper's final version in an electronic file on a diskette.  The paper should follow the example of published articles in the ASEPNewsletter.  The text format is flexible (regarding center headings, side flush headings, and so forth).  The reference style should conform to the style presently used in the JEPonline.

Send all submissions to the Editor: ASEP National Office, c/o Tommy Boone, PhD, 
MPH, FASEP, Department of Exercise Physiology, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 
Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811

email from an ASEP member, 11/30/99
"I am eternally grateful that 'ASEP' exist.  You would not believe how comforting it was to discover the site and have proof positive that I am not the only one who felt so overlooked and undervalued.  I thought I had thoroughly wasted 5 years of my life. Thanks for trying to guide us to doors that could be opened and trying to prop them open permanently."  [name withheld by the Editor of the ASEPNewsletter]

Position Announcement at
Marquette UniversityProgram
in Exercise Science

The Program in Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette 
Univeristy is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor position to begin August 2000. Our program includes the opportunity to work with a diverse student population and includes teaching and multidisciplinary research opportunities.  This is a ten month (additional support of summer research efforts possible) tenure track position.

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

1. An earned doctorate in the area of Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics or a related field and two or more years of post-doctoral experience strongly suggested.
2. Evidence of potential for research and successful grant writing.
3. Demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and active participation in allied professional organizations.
4. Previous teaching and laboratory experience in exercise physiology/biomechanics desired. Ability to develop, establish and direct exercise physiology labs and/or cardiopulmonary testing or kinesiology/biomechanics with movement analysis. 5. Applicants should have primary expertise in aging/geriatrics or women's health as they relate to exercise physiology/biomechanics.  Subpecialties should include one or more of the folowing: assessment of sport performance, molecular adaptations of skeletal muscle, molecular techniques, conditioning and fitness, sports nutrition, or motion/movement analysis.
6. PT or ATC prefered but not required.
7. NSCA and/or ACSM certification desirable but not required.

1. Instruct and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.Courses taught will include exercise physiology or kinesiology/biomechanics.  Other courses may include nutrition and performance, exercise and special populations, exercise testing, prescription, many course have laboratories or other advanced electives.
2. Provide leadership for a newly developed undergraduae exercise testing or motion 
analysis labs.
3. Conduct independent and colaborative research, grant writing and pursue external funding. Publish in exercise physiology or other related journals.
4. Other duties and responsibilities will include directing and serving on theses committees, serving on departmental and university committees and providing appropriate community service.

All completed applications must be received by December 31, 1999. Applicants should submit a letter of interest with e-mail address and vita (unofficial transcripts requested), including the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references, statement of interest relative to job description and summary statement of research interests and professional goals.

    Send to :
    Karen Wrench
    Search Committee
    Exercise Science
    PO 1881
    Marquette University
    Milwaukee,WI 53201-1881.

    Screening will begin immediately.
    Marquette University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
    Karen Wrench
    Marquette University
    Program in Exercise Science

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