Vol 1 No 4
December, 1997
ISSN 1097-9743

The ASEPNewsletter 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 respond directly via the ASEP Public Forum.
January, 1998
The First ASEP Annual Meeting
Call For Papers

Journal of Exercise Physiologyonline
Who is the Editor-in-Chief?
Associate Editors?
Call for Papers

Just Thinking: By the Editor
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH

You have the power!
The 1,2,3,4...
No one plans to fail, they just fail to plan
Drive to win
What about failures?
How can you make it happen?

The First
ASEP National Meeting
Call For Papers
October 2-3, 1998
The College of St. Scholastica
Duluth, MN 55811

Professionalization of Exercise Physiology
and Exercise Physiology Research 

Dear Colleague,

I am pleased to invite you to the first annual American Society of Exercise Physiologists meeting and to provide you with the ANNOUNCEMENT and CALL FOR ABSTRACTS.

The meeting will be Oct. 2 and 3, 1998, at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. Presented by the Department of Exercise Physiology at St. Scholastica, the gathering will provide:
· an overview of Exercise Physiology;
· methods to professionalize the discipline; and the
· opportunity for researchers to present their data.

To facilitate professional and scientific interaction, the Organizing Committee has arranged a distinctive program of speakers, oral presentations, and poster sessions. The program is designed for all practitioners in exercise physiology. The setting chosen for this meeting is Duluth, MN. This city is in the heart of God’s country. Early October is usually the height of the autumn color season, and St. Scholastica’s campus on a ridge overlooking Lake Superior is never more beautiful.

I invite you to attend and encourage your active participation. I look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful and exciting city of Duluth for an instructive, productive, adventurous, and enjoyable meeting.
With best wishes,
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH
ASEP President 


This meeting has been designed for Exercise Physiologists who want to become part of the first national effort to support the unification and interaction of Exercise Physiology professionals. It is designed for all practitioners in the areas of teaching, research, and athletics as well as those who care for patients in hospital, health, fitness, and rehabilitation settings.


1. Understand the steps taken by ASEP toward the professionalization of Exercise Physiology.

2. Recognize and understand the importance of exchange of ideas, advancement of academic programs, and career opportunities.

3. Describe the process for implementing a national Exercise Physiology certification and the advantages (and how to) of licensure in Exercise Physiology.

4. Identify the reasons for setting the ASEP agenda, direction, and decision making process to increase visibility and enhance the image of the profession.

5. Define and understand the impact and concerns of Exercise Physiologists who work as clinicians, and the steps needed to support the quality and integrity of their work.

6. Understand the role of Exercise Physiology research in health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation, fitness, and athletics.

7. Describe the academic and practical aspects of what it takes to be a successful Exercise Physiologist in today’s market.

8. Discuss and identify ways to respond to the ethical and professional challenges presented to Exercise Physiologists, including all practitioners in the disciplines of health, fitness, rehabilitation, and related professions.

ASEP October 2-3, 1998





Exercise physiology as a profession
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, Department of Exercise Physiology, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

International status: Professionalization of exercise physiology
Robert Robergs, PhD, Center for Exercise & Applied Human Physiology, University. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM


Certification of exercise physiologists
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH

Licensure of exercise physiologists
Allison McGill, MEd, Cardiac Rehabilitation, University. of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital, Birmingham, AL

Accreditation of academic programs
Dale Wagner, PhD, Department of Exercise & Sports Science, Southern California College Costa Mesa, CA



Multi-site study of outpatient cardiac rehabilitation utilizing transtelephonic exercise monitoring
Donald K. Shaw, PhD, PT* [PRESENTER] with K.E. Sparks^, H.S. Jennings# and L.M. Quinn**, *Department of Physical Therapy, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, ^Department of HPERD, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH, #Saint Thomas Hospital, Nashville, TN, and **Consultant, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

The effects of a short-term high-volume resistive training program on muscular strength, body composition, and serum glucose and insulin levels in heart patients
Jonathan J. Schluck, MS [PRESENTER] with K.R. Ecker^, J.L. Boehler and M. Al-Omari, *Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN and ^Department of Human Performance, Mankato State University, Mankato, MN

Physiological changes during 33 years of exercise training
Frederick W. Kasch, PhD [PRESENTER] with R. Pyes, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Analysis of predicted and actual metabolic equivalents in the frail older adult with chronic disease
C.W. Cortes, PhD* [PRESENTER] with T. W. Findley*, T. Cavalierii^ and T. Morley#, *Institute for Disability Prevention and Wellness, ^Departments of Geriatric and #Pulmonary Medicine, School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford, NJ

Acute effects of caffeine intake on maximal anaerobic power during the 30s Wingate Test
Hyunsik Kang, MS^ [PRESENTER] with B. Kim*, B. Kim^ and H.T. Kim, *Department of Physical Education, Changwon National University, Changwon, South Korea and ^School of Exercise, Leisure & Sport, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio

Allometric scaling of knee extension strength in youths: Examination of gender differences
Joseph P. Weir, PhD* [PRESENTER] with T.J. Housh**, D.J. Housh^, G.O. Johnson**, K.T. Ebersole**, S.R. Perry**, *Program in Physical Therapy, University of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Des Moines, IA, ** Department of Health & Human Performance, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, ^Department of Oral Biology, College of Dentistry, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Lincoln, NE


Optimizing pre-exercise hydration and post-exercise rehydration
Robert A. Robergs, PhD

The effects of association and positive self-talk on 40K time trial performance in trained male cyclists Patrick J. Ayres, MS [PRESENTER] with M.D. Becque, Department of Physical Education, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

Step training with and without light extremity loading: Effect on knee, elbow, and shoulder muscle endurance
Hermann-J. Engels, PhD [PRESENTER] with J. Currie, C. Lueck and J.C. Wirth, HPR/Exercise Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI and Department of Physical Therapy, Mount Clemens General Hospital, Mount Clemens, MI


ASEP Official Business Meeting of Standing Committees





OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION: Women in exercise physiology

Exercise physiology standards
Hermann-J. Engels, PhD, HPR-Exercise Science, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

OPEN FORUM DISCUSSION: Public education/Job market


Regional societies of exercise physiologists
Don Diboll, PhD, Department of Physical Education, California State University,Bakensfield, CA

TOUR: The College of St. Scholastica's Exercise Physiology Laboratories

LUNCH [Focus Group option]


Sitting versus standing isokinetic trunk extension and flexion work
B.W. Findley, MS* [PRESENTER] with L.E. Brown, *Central Palm Beach Physicians, West Palm Beach, FL and Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

A comparative study of various mathematical models for critical velocity of juvenile swimmers
Jung-Charng Lin, PhD [PRESENTER] with C.F. Wu and S.J. Wang, Department of Physical Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, TAIWAN

Gender and anthropometric effects on acceleration during knee extension exercise on an isokinetic device
L. E. Brown, MEd* [PRESENTER] with B.W. Findley, *Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL and Central Palm Beach Physicians, West Palm Beach, FL


Health fitness screening in an underserved African-American community
Neal W. Pollock, PhD* [PRESENTER] with D.K. Shaw**, W.L. Jenkins**, and G.S. Poehlman^, *Georgia Southern , Department of Kinesiology, **Physical Therapy Department and ^Department of Family Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Closing Remarks

The Future of Exercise Physiology
Tommy Boone, PhD, MPH, Robert A. Robergs, PhD



Intended Audience
Exercise Physiologists are invited to submit abstracts for plenary, concurrent, and poster presentations.

Plenary Session
Participants in the first annual ASEP meeting are invited to submit one (or more) abstract(s) for paper presentation(s) to all members in attendance.

Concurrent Session Presentations
Abstracts for concurrent session presentations are being sought for: (1) ongoing or completed research dealing with Exercise Physiology; and (2) symposia which are a synthesis of research in a specific area related to the meeting topic (professionalization of Exercise Physiology).

Poster Presentations
Abstracts for poster presentations will focus on research with implications for Exercise Physiology practice. You are invited to submit abstracts related to clinical practice, Exercise Physiology health/fitness interventions or athletic outcomes.

Selection and Notification
Abstracts will be peer reviewed. The following format will be used: (1) Objective; (2) Experimental Design; (3) Participants; (4) Measures; (5) Results; and (6) Conclusions. An example can be seem at the URL: [].

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts should be 250 words or less, including title, author(s), institution(s), and country. The entire abstract should be typed in vertical format on a single 8 1/2 x 11 white sheet of paper. It must not exceed one single spaced printed page, with 1.5” left margin, 1” top, right, and bottom margins (in 12 pitch type size).

Abstract Packets
Abstract packets for each presentation must be complete and should include: (1) presenter information; (2) three copies of the abstract in English and a diskette in WORD if possible.

Submission Deadline
Abstracts must be received by July 31, 1998. Please mail original abstracts, and 3 copies with author information REMOVED, to:

ASEP National Office
c/o Dr. Tommy Boone
Department of Exercise Physiology
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
Notification of Acceptance
Participants will be notified of acceptance by Aug. 31, 1998. If selected, abstracts will be printed in the official Proceedings (along with the final program schedule) distributed to participants during registration. All plenary and concurrent sessions and poster presenters must register for the meeting.

Presenter Information
Please complete a separate sheet and submit it with the copies of the abstracts. No submission will be considered without this form, which includes (1) Name/Credentials; (2) Position/Title; (3) Work Telephone; (4) Employer/ Address/City/Zip; (5) Exact Title of Abstract Submission; (6) Type of Presentation (Plenary, Concurrent Session, and/or Poster Presentation).

Poster Information/Instructions
Abstracts submitted for poster presentation will be displayed for one full day. During the scheduled Poster Session/Mixer (4:30 - 6:00 on Friday, Oct. 2, and 4:30 -5:30 on Saturday, Oct. 3), authors will be present. Authors will mount their poster before 8:00 a.m. on the morning of the day of their session, and will remove it at the end of the respective session. The poster should be large enough to be viewed from a distance of 3 feet. Drawings should be simple with bold lines. Posters should be labeled to indicate the title of the paper, names of the authors, and their affiliation. NOTE: Materials submitted at the ASEP National Meeting must not have been presented or published prior to the meeting in Duluth, MN.

Please copy the application and mail or FAX with payment to:

ASEP National Office
c/o Dr. Tommy Boone
Department of Exercise Physiology
The College of St. Scholastica
1200 Kenwood Avenue
Duluth, MN 55811
For registration information, please call (218) 723-6297.

Please check the appropriate box below:
A. Academic Registrant  ASEP Member ($150)  Non-ASEP Member ($200)
B. Health/Rehab/Sports & Athletics Registrant  ASEP Member ($100)  Non-ASEP Member ($150)
C. EP Student/Related Field of Study Registrant  ASEP Member ($50)  Non-ASEP Member ($100)
Note: The non-ASEP member’s tuition includes the designated fee for ASEP membership.

Please make checks or money orders in U.S. dollars payable to ASEP.Payment by credit card is not possible at this time, but may be possible at the meeting.

Regarding the application for enrollment, please print. Also, please type all forms transmitted by FAX to (218) 723-6472. To avoid duplicate payment, DO NOT MAIL faxed application forms.
Name (Last) (First) (I) 

Home Address 
City/State/Zip Code 
Daytime Phone Number 
If you have special needs, please indicate: 

Refunds (excluding a 15% non-refundable processing fee) will be made for cancellations received in writing and postmarked by September 1, 1998. Thereafter, there will be no refund. Telephone cancellations will not be eligible for a refund. Please allow three weeks for processing. Registration can be transferred from one individual to another for $25.

The Radisson Hotel, Duluth-Harborview, is holding a block of rooms at special rates for attendees. These rooms will be held only until Sept. 2, 1998. I urge you to make reservations promptly to ensure availability. You can place reservations by phone (218-727-8981) or mail directly to:

Radisson Hotel
5 Av W & Superior St.
Duluth, MN 55811
Please identify yourself as attending the ASEP meeting in order to receive the special rates.

Transportation from the Hotel to The College of St. Scholastica and back has been made for attendees.

Current taxi fares from the Duluth Airport to downtown are approximately $8-$10. The Airport is located 10 minutes from downtown and taxes run frequently.

General Information
For addition information about the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP), click on the ASEP Table of Contents homepage: []

The "Certified" Exercise Physiologist (EPC)

In the near future, after adoption by ASEP of a national certification test for all graduates of an approved exercise physiology curriculum, the Certified Exercise Physiologist will be recognized as an educated professional with specialized academic (college/university) training in research and application of exercise physiology to a variety of career options.

You have the power!

You have the powerto make exercise physiology a profession of choice with respect and value to the public. If your response is "yes, but..." then if you have not applied for membership, you have in effect given away your power. We believe that there is no reason to give it away to organizations that are not exercise physiology driven. Hence, when you hear yourself and others saying "yes, but...what about this or that sports medicine organization?" What if the organization did not exist, would you then belong to ASEP? Is the sports medicine organization worth the professionalization of exercise physiology?

The 1,2,3,4.......
Exercise physiologists need to stop wasting time.
Procrastination will keep us from reaching our goals/objectives in a timely fashion..
Don't put off becoming a member!

Let us think ahead and arrange our schedules in order of importance and need.

"No one plans to fail.
They just fail to plan."

The bottom line, we must plan for our future. We need to know where we are going. Why not get involved and help with this worthy cause. Get others involved. Do some positive networking. Focus on what can be, not what is. Be positive and get out from under the idea that "bigger is better" thinking. So what if ASEP is a small organization versus other sports medicine groups? The prize is not in the numbers unless the number per se is more important than the product. Exercise physiologists must find ways to customize who they are and what they do to get where they want to go. What is missing in our thinking today, regarding ASEP, is where it will take us in the future. We need to focus on the future and dream the dream that no one has thought of yet. Don't sit around waiting for others to do it for you. Get with ASEP!

Thedrive to win overcomes all weaknesses. Dreams are tomorrows reality. Remember those who dreamed to fly! What about putting a man on the moon? Or, better yet, is it possible to have an organization just for exercise physiologists? ANSWER: You bet it is possible. In fact, it exists now. How can you help exercise physiologists who belong to ASEP? Well, the answer is simple if we understand the "3" rules of succeeding by our own efforts.
Rule #1: We are the professionals who can solve our problems.

Rule #2:We must want to solve our problems.

Rule #3: We don't have to reinforce what we have been.

What about failures?
Remember, it is OK to fail as long as we keep trying. ASEP is small now but it will grow! There will be failures. But, the reality is that the quality of our profession will depend on the quality and drive of our thinking. I believe it was Abraham Lincoln who:
  • failed in business in 1831,
  • defeated for legislature in 1832,
  • failed in business in 1833,
  • suffered a nervous breakdown in 1836,
  • defeated for speaker in 1838,
  • defeated for elector in 1840,
  • defeated for Congress in 1843 and 1848,
  • defeated for Senate in 1855,
  • defeated for Vice President in 1856,
  • defeated for Senate in 1858..............
...........before being elected President of the United States in 1860. Hence, failures are nothing more than steps toward success.

All we have to do is keep our thoughts positive. To this end, now that we have a dream, let us begin living it. Now is the time to support ASEP, not later.

How can you make it happen? Again, 1,2,3,4....
1. Get involved. 
2. Just do it! 
3. Make time in your schedule for it. 
4. Commit yourself to seeing it through till the end. 

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