Professionalization and Healthcare
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Exercise physiologists should focus on the professionalization of exercise
physiology by supporting the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP),
particularly in regards to their role in prescribing exercise medicine? Secondly, the
non-academic community of non-doctorate exercise physiologists must provide a
stronger voice for exercise physiology as a healthcare profession. It is important that
exercise physiologists should focus on healthcare employment, and they must be taught
the exercise physiologists’ code of ethics and professional standards. For the profession
of exercise physiology to become equal to physical therapy and other healthcare
professions, members must help ensure that professionalism is at the core of the
academic curriculum. The exercise prescription must be properly prescribed with
specificity to promote positive outcomes and reduce complications. Age-related
changes in human organ subsystems can be improved by regular exercise, but only if it
is safely administered by ASEP Board Certified Exercise Physiologists.
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