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is devoted to informative articles and news items 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 to respond directly via the ASEP
What's News ---
Robert Robergs has just recently submitted his "President's Report."
To read the complete report, click on January,
were mailed from the National Office to ASEP members encouraging them to
develop an official ASEP Student Chapters, which reminds me that the Student
Chapter at the University of New Mexico is online.
If you are interested in starting a chapter, contact either Dr. Robergs
or the ASEP National Office (218-723-6297).
sure to click on the January
1999 issue of ASEP's exercise physiology journal. There are several
research articles for your enjoyment.
correct! We are an organization of 200+ 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,
or visit additional web sites for more information via the Table
of Contents. Just for fun:Current
weather at ASEP National Office
Editorials - Anybody?
seeking guest editorials -- brief commentaries on a wide variety of issues.
Everyone involved in health, fitness, rehabilitation, and sports, including
medical, business, management, psychology, teachers, and students -- is
welcome to share insights, concerns, points and counterpoints on any issue
that impinges upon the exercise physiology profession, including the:
role of exercise physiology,
and regulatory issues,
among exercise physiology professionals,
contribute a guest editorial, send, FAX (218)723-6472), or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
an essay and a brief biography. Send your contribution to ASEP National
Office, College of St. Scholastica, Department of Exercise Physiology,
1200 Kenwood Ave., Duluth, MN 55811.
Annual Meeting of ASEP
2nd annual meeting of ASEP members will take place during October 14-16,
1999 in Albuquerque, NM at the Wyndham
Public Forum for Exercise Physiologists
have gone out to specific ASEP members requesting their thoughts and ideas
in written form to be published in the Professionalization
of Exercise Physiologyonline
Sites by ASEP Members
a look at this site. It belongs to one of our own! ASEP member
George, M.A. is committed to innovation and successful development
of sport and outdoor products. What
we offer... is an excellent page for analyzing the services of Odyssey
Health & Fitness
site belongs to Eric P. Durak who is dedicated to promoting health
and exercise through special products designed to improve the quality of
life for cancer patients. This is also an excellent contact point
with a professional in who can make a difference in the quality of living.
Transforming Exercise Physiology
throughout colleges and universities has changed dramatically in the past
five years as technology has been integrated into more academic programs.
For example, high tech classrooms are set up with:
discussions with distance learning via interactive television,
to capture and analyze physiological responses to different stressors,
statistical programs to interpret the data,
systems with slide and videotape pictures,
chat rooms and email, and
2 doesn't add up anymore -- we need sound professional advice!
the future of exercise physiology that is on line. Going into a new
millennium, 2 + 2 doesn't cut it anymore. It's time for exercise
physiologists to start talking to each other, sharing ideas and dreams,
and combining their efforts for the good of all exercise physiologists.
The Key to Moving Up
anyone reading this ASEPNewsletter,
don't hesitate if you're going into exercise physiology, seek the EPC today
(i.e., when it is available in October, 1999). Now I realize that
the examination isn't actually available to take today, but the point is
obvious. As many of you in exercise physiology (science) are nearing
the completion of your college requirements, you probably are starting
to think about your career in the workplace. A well-thought-out plan
now could enhance your success in the years ahead.
important part of your career plan should be your commitment to obtaining
professional certification such as the EPC (Exercise Physiologist Certified).
The EPC designation, created by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists,
is the best way for exercise physiology (science) professionals to achieve
core competency in today's changing profession, enhance your career, and
earn more money.
is the only certification specifically designed for exercise physiologists.
Think about it, and give your career the EPC advantage.
and Professional Success
in your job depends on many things, not exclusively on where you graduate,
although that is important. Your success depends an awful lot on
self-motivation. Your attitude, self-esteem, and self-actualization
are probably more important than your academic grades.
today by applying yourself, whether in school or at the workplace.
Motivation is important. Try to be the best you personally can be
at whatever you are doing, and do so for the right reasons. Don't
do it to better others. Rather, stay focused, work hard, and put
your talents, skills, and abilities to work to help others. Your
grades or your job will take care of itself.
on your communication skills, interpersonal skills, and leadership skills.
These so-called soft skills are very important as you go through your college
life and in the workplace arena. Think about it. It isn't complicated.
Get focused on what is important, and don't take your future lightly.
Your career is literally in your hands. The choice is yours.
keep up with the professional developments in exercise physiology.
We encourage you to commit yourself to professionalism by joining and becoming
a member of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. I also
encourage you to support the development of ASEP Student Chapters at your
O.K. to be an ASEP Member With Membership in Other .....
"...other organizations." At no time have members of the Society
felt it necessary to somehow limit interests in other organizations.
It's O.K., really, a significant number of ASEP members belong to other
organizations. I do!
however, is about doing things just for exercise physiologists. Take
the gamble if you're willing to work to help professionalize exercise physiology
and send in an application to the National Office. Our staff is devoted
to individual attention. You will get an ASEP commitment to work
on behalf of all exercise physiologists.
path Without Direction Will Lead You Nowhere!
recently a graduate student approached me and said, "From my reading of
your articles on the internet, exercise physiology is coming to a fork
in the road." I asked, "Which way do you think we should go?"
He replied, "Where do you want to go?" I answered, "I want to go
down the road of building the profession of exercise physiology, not clinical
exercise physiology." He asked, "Do you think anyone understands
the difference?" I said, "No! That's the problem.
I do think more of us will figure it out in time. It takes time to
create change. But as partners in professional development, our partnering
for success will ensure a path with direction. The difference is
our members. They are professonals you can count on.
members, we share the opportunity and the obligation to build on the success
of the Society. When time permits, review the numerous initiatives
outlined in the ASEP Charter pages and identify those in which you can
participate. Together, we can fulfill the complete intentions of
greater control over our future. The ASEP Board Members look forward
to joining you in this team effort to make ASEP's 2nd year our most successful
for our members and ultimately for our community of exercise physiologists.
an Eye on the Future!
should come as no surprise that ASEP is here to stay. It is about
"something old, something new." In some ways, what is old is what
exercise physiology isn't. In other ways, young people today are
as eager to associate with the new. Their eye is on the future.
That's why we're here. Looking for excitement? Put us to the
test. Ask how ASEP solutions are helping exercise physiologists prepare
for a better future.
want to hear from you. We want your feedback! We want to know
what our readers think, and what is important to them.
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