Upon passing the EPC examination, the Exercise Physiologist Certified is expected to have knowledge, skills, and ability to: (1) think critically and reflectively in the lifelong application of exercise physiology concepts and insights to work and life; (2) promote entrepreneurial creativity as it relates to the complexity of health and fitness issues and concerns; and (3) facilitate professional growth in research including scientific writing and oral communication. The ASEP organization and the Board of Certification are providing the Board Certified Exercise Physiologist (EPC) exam throughout the United States and internationally via online testing available through www.asep.org. The exam consists of 200 multiple choice questions and requires 70% to pass.
There are other personal and professionals benefits, too.
1. Present yourself to the public as a credentialed "EPC" – Board Certified Exercise Physiologist."
2. To gain professional status for a job interview or to attain promotion.
3. For prestige (e.g., to gain acceptance and a title from the professional organization of EPs).
4. Become part of the Registry of Board Certified Exercise Physiologists with the ASEP organization.
5. Improve your education and resume so you can get that job you want or protect the job you have.
6. Opportunities for ASEP Committees and Officer Positions.
7. To obtain professional qualifications and education previously missing in exercise physiology.
8. To position yourself within as a provider of exercise medicine.
9. To become a Fellow of the ASEP organization.
10. Gain increased self-esteem as well as respect from other healthcare professionals.