Taking Control of
Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP
As I reflect on the second
month of 2000, I am reminded of a recent email from the Director of Exercise
physiology Research at The Cooper Clinic in Dallas.
"Dr. Boone, It is
a priviledge to have access to a great website that is interesting and
informative. Thank you for establishing such a "society" and website..."
Sincerely, Roni Gonzalez-Dunn
It is good news to know that
the ASEP web pages are a welcome site for so many exercise physiologists.
It is especially good news to me personally because I have assumed the
responsibilities of overseeing the
and the PEPonline
journal. While I don’t need fans cheering me on, and what I do seems
very much like team work, I am overwhelmed with moments of “just
feeling good” when a colleague writes me and says positive things about
the web pages. This article is dedicated to the exercise physiologists
who believe they determine the outcome of their own professional lives.
We all have moments when
we believe more than at other times we have a right to make our own professional
reality. Yet, for many of us, those beliefs are frustrated with confusion,
conflict, and purposeful distraction by some of our professional friends.
I’ll never forget the day a long-time friend said to me “Why are you doing
this?” I suddenly recognized his frustration with me. Today,
though, I believe he has spotted the reasons and treasures the gifts ASEP
provides to all exercise physiologists (although he is still not a member).
During the past several years, I have received some rather interesting
emails. Some I wouldn’t want to share publicly, given the negativity.
Others, I should share but haven’t given the personalized sincerity and
message to keep the fire going.
I was touched very deeply
by a PhD colleague who said, “Keep up the work Tommy. There
are a lot of people watching.” What a feeling to know that colleagues are
reading the journal articles and seeking answers in the ASEP web pages.
What can I do to present a better web site is a constant question in my
mind, thus the reason you see different web pages and color backgrounds
and so forth. My limited web experience as web designer keeps me
wondering what I should be doing better. I have even had ASEP members
suggest that they would create pages and a more professional site, but
they don’t follow through. So, what you see is what you get.
It is the best I can do, although I promise to keep trying. I promise
to expand possibilities, resources, and thinking through the ASEP contact
pages. Bear with me if everything isn’t the quality it could be.
Fortunately, the administrators
of the College of St. Scholastica have allowed me to expand the ASEP web
site however necessary to publish the message, hope, and dream of exercise
physiologists. Think of the far-reaching influence the web site has
provided. Professionals across the United States and around
the world are looking to ASEP and the members’ commitment to professionalism.
Many of them have come to terms with the notion that knowing what should
be done isn’t enough. Professionals must act to realize the answers
they need to create the leveraging necessary to optimize changes.
Together, we will create the future we need today not later.
The question is:
Where are you? When will you join ASEP? What contributions
are you going to make to the profession? Now is the time to get with
the program! Please, no more excuses. Seize the moment now.
Take action. Commit yourself to professionalism. Take control
of your profession!
Nothing can beat the decision
to act. Decisions begin the process of turning “what is” into “what
can be”. The latter is reality. So, if you are thinking as
I am, you will find a way to realize national certification, licensure,
and academic accreditation. You will make the decision to join ASEP
or to renew your membership. Think about it. Make the decision
today. Commit to achieving the results that all exercise physiologists
need, and remember:
“It is in your moments
of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -- Anthony Robbins
Winning is the result of following
up, taking action, and persisting regardless of the frustrations.
It is about directing your own thoughts and beliefs. We need to believe
in ourselves because our beliefs give us the feeling of certainty and capacity
to make the future we want.
“We are what we
think.” – The Buddha
in starting a Student Chapter at your institution, then contact
Robert Robergs at 505-277-1196 or Dr.
Tommy Boone at the ASEP National Office (218-723-6297). The Student
on the Internet. NEWS: Just received the good news that West Virginia
University STUDENTS are starting an ASEP Student Chapter.
of Exercise Physiologyonline
"first-ever" exercise physiology electronic journal, Be sure to click
on the January
2000 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 internet 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).
among the following Internet databases:
Jour: Electronic Journals and Newsletters
of Washington: Healthlinks
of Alberta Libraries
are an organization of professionals. 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 sites for more information, click on the ASEP Table
of Contents. Current
weather at the ASEP National Office, Duluth, MN. ASEP Membership
is seeking guest editorials -- brief commentaries on a wide variety
of issues. Everyone involved in: health, fitness, rehabilitation, 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.
POLICY and CALL FOR PAPERS: TheASEPNewsletter
not a 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.
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
of Exercise Physiologyonline (PEPonline)
"3" articles about professionalism:
The Inner Drive by Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP
and EJournals by Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, FASEP
Exercise Physiologist as an Entrepreneur: Reflections and Experiences in
the World of Business by Eric Durak, MSc
Importance of Graded Exercise Testing in the Diagnosis and Treatment of
Eating Disorders by Susie McMinn, MS
you run across an interesting exercise physiology site? If you have
and would like it to be posted, please let me know via my email.
are necessary for an athlete (or anyone for that matter), regardless of
the sport? Please forward your response to the address.
[DISAGREE OR AGREE]
list of Career Resources
was published in the December
Physiology Jobs / Career
Tips: 21st Century
Library of Medicine: PubMed
Exercise Science Department
POSITION: Full-Time Tenure-Track
Assistant Professor position available in August 2000. JOB DESCRIPTION:
Teach two or more undergraduate exercise science related courses in the
following content areas: biomechanics, exercise prescription, leadership
administration, and strength and conditioning; advise undergraduate students;
conduct research in area of expertise and participate in collaborative
research projects with faculty; serve on departmental and campus committees.
Instructor, Non-Tenure, (Two-Year) position available August 2000.
JOB DESCRIPTION: Teach undergraduate exercise science related courses;
assist in the department’s Human Performance Fitness Testing Laboratory;
advise undergraduate students; and serve on departmental committees.
FOR BOTH POSITIONS: Earned doctorate (ABD considered with doctorate
conferred by position start) in exercise science or closely related field
and a demonstrated record of successful teaching at the university level.
Strong computer skills and proficiency in using multi-media technology
in teaching is desired. Continuous record of scholarship as evidenced
by peer-reviewed publications, and/or funded research. Experience
in clinical exercise testing and prescription is preferred, and NATA, ACSM
and/or NSCA certifications desirable. Salary commensurate with qualifications
The Department of Exercise
Science offers an undergraduate major which incorporates internship
opportunities in strength and conditioning, athletic training, corporate
and community fitness, cardiac rehabilitation, and physical therapy.
We are successful in placing students into jobs and advanced degree programs
in these areas upon graduation. The department emphasizes quality
teaching, opportunities for “hands on” experience, and student involvement
in faculty research.
is a Catholic, Jesuit institution with 6,000 students in the colleges of
medicine, dentistry, law, nursing, pharmacy and allied health occupations,
business, and the arts and sciences. Our campus is located in the
downtown area of Omaha, Nebraska’s largest city (pop. 600,000). U.S.
News and World Report has recognized Creighton University as the number
one Midwestern comprehensive university for four consecutive years.
Send a letter of application,
indicating which position(s) is desired and include a description of research
focus, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. In addition,
provide an academic transcript substantiating the doctorate.
Send materials to:
Dr. Tom Baechle, Exercise Science Department, CreightonUniversity, 2500
California Plaza, Omaha, NE 68178. Review of applicationswill begin on
March 1, 2000 and continue until the position is filled.
Assistant Professor in Exercise Physiology, tenure-track appointment in
the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences at the University of Delaware.
Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses
in exercise physiology and related areas, conducting nationally visible,
fundable research, and supervising master’s theses.
doctorate in exercise physiology. Demonstrated ability to conduct
research and acquire research funding. Training in muscle physiology,
exercise metabolism, or cardiopulmonary physiology desired. Successful
experience in classroom and laboratory instruction preferred. Post-doctoral
experience preferred. ACSM certification helpful.
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
are due on or before March 15, 2000. Send letter of application,
curriculum vitae and 3 letters of reference to: (e-mail and fax applications
will not be accepted)
E. Neeves, Ph.D.
For Inquiries Only:
Phone: (302) 831-6816
Fax: (302) 831-3693
South College Avenue
University of Delaware
PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY
Department of Physiology is seeking a physiologist/exercise physiologist
to participate in a dynamic medical education environment. The successful
candidate will provide leadership as part of an initiative to develop
a strong presence of exercise physiology in the medical school curriculum
and scholarly productivity of the University. The position
involves modest participation in the teaching program. Requirements
for the position include a Ph.D. or equivalent in physiology, exercise
physiology or related field, postdoctoral experience and a proven record
in research. Special consideration will be given to those with experience
in medical applications of exercise, respiratory physiology and proven
instructional talents. Must be able to work effectively and efficiently
in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills.
additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair:
O. Ballam, Ph. D.
will be reviewed until a successful candidate is identified. Candidates
should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of research
and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers
of at least three references to:
of Human Resources
University of Health Sciences
City, MO 64106-1453
self-motivated, independent EPs needed to perform Cardiopulmonary Stress
Testing on a mobile basis. Ideal candidate will also be able to establish
and maintain exercise programs in Physician's Offices for cardiac/Pulmonary
Rehab as well as simple deconditioning. ACLS and ACSM certifications
required. Transportation is provided. Nashville, chattanooga,
Atlanta, and Macon areas available. Please fax resume to : (912)
Systems of TN, LLC
AND WELLNESS CENTER
Kosciusko Community Hospital Health and Wellness Center provides two internship
positions for undergraduate and graduate students in exercise physiology
and related majors. The internship provides the student with hands on experience
and skill development in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, weight management
and wellness services. Interns generally receive academic credit
and/or field experience from their college or university. Each appointment
is one semester in length (15 weeks). Interns are paid a stipend of approximately
receive additional information and an application packet, please contact:
Jungbauer, MA, MBA, FAACVPR
and Wellness Center
Provident Drive, Suite D
following are application deadlines:
semester – Last day of September. Notification of acceptance will be
by last day of October. The approximate starting date is the first or second
week of January.
semester – Last day of May. Notification of acceptance will be by last
day of June. The approximate starting date is the last week of August or
first week of September.
semester – Last day of February. Notification of acceptance will be
by last day of March, approximate start date of third or fourth week in
dates can be changed on the basis of availability and semester scheduling
at different schools.
SOCIETY OF EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTS
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