members have created an organization that by virture of its values and
commitment to other exercise physiologists has had (even at this point
in its infancy) a tremendous impact as to how exercise physiologists are
beginning to think about who they are and what they do. They have stepped
forward in faith that they can and will make a change in the ongoing image
and practice of exercise physiologists not only in the United States but
worldwide. Their commitment is the continued growth of ASEP so that it
will not only last through the ages but will indeed become the premier
institution for exercise physiologists.
A Visionary Organization......
Is It About ASEP That Is Important To Know?
like the parable of the tortoise and the hare, ASEP got a slow start but
it will win over the long run.
the primary reason for the existence of ASEP is the well-being of the exercise
physiologists. Its core ideology goes beyond making ASEP special but rather
to make exercise physiologists special.
of ASEP believe in the Society's ideology. In fact, when ask, "What do
we actually value; the bottom line?" The answer is an exercise physiology-driven
view of unification and support for exercise physiologists.
although many ideas and plans will drive and change ASEP, its reason for
being will never change. Just like an enduring start on the horizon, its
core values and sense of purpose is tightly fixed.
Society is composed of members who aren't afraid of taking risks and challenging
the untried, and they appreciate the members' strengths, insights, and
members are driven to elevate the exercise physiology profession to higher
standards. They aren't oppose to trying whatever and keeping what works.
members are concerned with improving themselves so that the Society is
further empowered to continually ask the question, "What can we do better
next year than we did this year?"
Society is expected to grow and the members are expected to benefit from
the growth. You can have your cake and eat it too.
though ASEP has its own Charter with a vision, goals, objectives and so
forth, the never-ending value of ASEP is its members, their thoughts and
commitment, and their night and day wrestling with the legitimate and essential
concern before exercise physiologists, "The Professionalization of Exercise
Importance Of Change!
succeed, members of ASEP must not only be willing to take risks and change
but be out in front of the change. That is, while we value our core ideology
of uplifting the value and professionalism of exercise physiologists, things
that should be changed to adapt and move forward are important and critical
to the evolution of ASEP with the public's view and expectation of exercise
other words, although the members' respect and responsibility to each other
as well as respect for individual initiative and service to society doesn't
change, strategies, goals, and policies must change to stimulate progress
and to contnually optimize the professionalization of exercise physiology.
We must never stop renewing ASEP!
about the notion, "It can't be done." Simply stated, it has been done.
ASEP does exist, and the members will keep going and doing in search of
new possibilities. The inner urge for something better needs no justification,
regardless of the assumption by some that ASEP members are "flying in the
face of conventional wisdom or strategic prudence." As such, what else
can exercise physiologists do except to embrace their destiny and to realize
their dreams by acting on the drive from within. With all due respect to
exercise physiologists worldwide, they are figuring out how they can do
what they do better today and in the future.
members understand the importance of working in concert with each other
to preserve the core values and stimulate progress. In the end, they know
that it is far better to dare a new organization, winning some battles
and losing others, than to take rank with those who neither understand
nor care because they exist in the mind set that knows not victory nor
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