Policy and Call for Papers
Manuscripts plus Abstracts from the 2nd National ASEP Meeting
10 Rules of Work
A Different Perspective
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.
PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY
AND WELLNESS CENTER
in starting a Student Chapter at your institution, then contact
Robert Robergs at 505-277-1196 or the ASEP National Office (218-723-6297).
Student Chapter ByLaws
on the Internet.
sure to click on the October
1999 issue of JEPonline.
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,
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.
about copyright? Both e-journals and the newsletter are listed with
Congress via their own ISSN numbers (International Standard Serial Number).
are an organization of "312" members and
become a member, print the
Membership Application and forward it to the ASEP
Office, or call an ASEP representative at (218) 723-6297. Visit
for more information, click on the ASEP Table
of Contents. Current
weather at the ASEP National Office, Duluth, MN.
ASEP Membership feature: Members
the Editor: Tommy Boone
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?
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
Boone, Ph.D., MPH, FASEP
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
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!
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
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.
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
share it? Think about it.
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
the change process.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
10 Rules of Work by Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP
are your thoughts about the articles? AGREE? DISAGREE?
POLICY and CALL FOR PAPERS:The
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.
all submissions to the Editor: ASEP National Office, c/o Tommy Boone,
FASEP, Department of Exercise Physiology, The College of St. Scholastica,
Ave, Duluth, MN 55811
from an ASEP member, 11/30/99
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]
Program in Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy at Marquette
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.
with qualifications and experience.
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
Evidence of potential for research and successful grant writing.
Demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and active participation in
allied professional organizations.
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
PT or ATC prefered but not required.
NSCA and/or ACSM certification desirable but not required.
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.
Provide leadership for a newly developed undergraduae exercise testing
Conduct independent and colaborative research, grant writing and pursue
external funding. Publish in exercise physiology or other related journals.
Other duties and responsibilities will include directing and serving on
theses committees, serving on departmental and university committees and
providing appropriate community service.
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 :
Screening will begin immediately.
Marquette University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
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