"Tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." -- African proverb
The ASEP Goals
The ASEP goals describe actions that are taken by the National Office, Board of Directors, and Committees. There are a number of goals, each describing a desired future condition toward which efforts are directed to increase membership, accreditation, board certification, and advertisements. Accomplishing the goals help to define ASEP as a successful organization. Goals challenge those responsible for achieving them focused on the success of ASEP and away from distractive activities that often result in draining resources and accomplish little. A few examples that support the ASEP mission statement are:
- Implement an advertisement component to the ASEP web pages that customers will want to post their exercise physiology-related advertisements.
- Create a well-designed, easy to navigate, and interactive electronic book for those interested in sitting for the ASEP Board Certification.
- Set up a distribution system across the U.S. that offers flexibility, reliability, and credibility for candidates who want to be Board Certified Exercise Physiologists.
- Establish a partnership program with other organizations that generates increased potential for new membership exposure and income for ASEP.
- Promote ASEP gifts in traditional and online media.
- Put in place a management structure that is able to accomplish the business of ASEP conferences and workshops efficiently and profitably.
If you are an exercise physiologist, you might be surprised to read the following list. For the ASEP members, this is part of the 21st century thinking that underpins the infrastructure of professional development. After all, professionalism is critical to society's acceptance of exercise physiologists as healthcare professionals. And, in much the same sense that Bob Dylan was thinking when he said, "You don't need a weather man to know which way the wind blows." -- ASEP leaders believe that exercise physiologists don't need a doctorate degree to know that Albert Einstein was right: "The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them."
- To provide a powerful, unified forum and opportunity for exercise physiologists to present and discuss current research in exercise physiology.
- To promote and encourage the exchange of ideas and information regarding all phases of exercise physiology.
- To promote advancement of teaching and research in exercise physiology within the academic environment.
- To encourage implement undergraduate and graduate education programs to meet the diverse interests and career opportunities in exercise physiology, regardless of age, gender, race or disability.
- To promote the growth and application of the highest quality research and professional application of exercise physiology in health promotion, disease prevention, rehabilitation, and sport fitness and training.
- To promote development and exchange of scientific information between ASEP and other professional organizations with an interest in exercise physiology.
- To set the agenda, determine the direction, and make the decisions about the future of the exercise physiology profession.
- To be a dynamic and action-oriented clearinghouse for questions regarding the exercise physiology profession.
- To increase visibility and enhance the image of the exercise physiology profession.
- To represent exercise physiologists whose professional work is mainly clinical, and to help ensure that federal agencies and legislators understand their work and needs of the clinical professional.
- To participate in the development and implementation of public policies and procedures concerned with exercise physiology.
- To make a commitment to quality and integrity in exercise physiology through adherence to the Society's Code of Ethics.
- To facilitate and promote positive public policy and professional, ethical behavior by providing ongoing peer review and quality assurance programs via the accreditation of the exercise physiology (science) academic programs.
- To expand federal and private funding of exercise physiology research and training.