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Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA)

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== Clinical Exercise Physiology Association – CEPA ==

”History” –

Founded in 2007, CEPA, is an affiliate society of the [[American College of Sports Medicine]] (ACSM) committed to advancing the profession of clinical exercise physiology. As an affiliate society, CEPA is autonomous, but operates with administrative support from ACSM. CEPA, along with ACSM, is committed to the development of CEPA as an independent, self-sufficient professional organization.

”Statement of Purpose” –

The primary purpose of CEPA is to advance the scientific and practical application of clinical exercise physiology for the betterment of the health, fitness, and quality of life for patients at high risk or living with a chronic disease.

The focus of CEPA is to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology through advocacy, education, and career development.

”CEP Definition” –

A clinical exercise physiologist (CEP) is a healthcare professional who is trained to work with patients with chronic diseases where exercise training has been shown to be of therapeutic benefit, including but not limited to cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease and metabolic disorders.

CEPs work primarily in a medically supervised environment that provides a program or service that is directed by a licensed physician. A CEP holds a minimum of a master’s degree* in exercise physiology, exercise or movement science, or kinesiology AND is either licensed under state law or holds a professional certification from a national organization that is functionally equivalent to either the ACSM’s Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® or ACSM’s Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist® credentials. An individual with a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, exercise or movement science, or kinesiology and certified as an ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist® is also considered qualified to perform exercise physiology services. All individuals providing exercise physiology services are trained in basic and advanced cardiac life support.

(* individuals with bachelors degrees in exercise science AND who hold the ACSM CES or RCEP® certification or equivalent prior to July 1, 2010 are considered Clinical Exercise Physiologists.)

Approved by CEPA Executive Board 5/29/08

”Current Executive Board” –

Randi Lite, MA, RCEP

Dino Costanzo, MA, RCEP, FACSM

David Verril, MS, RCEP

Brian Coyne, MEd, RCEP

Kathleen Cahill, MS, RCEP;
Clinton A. Brawner, MS, RCEP, FACSM;
Carl Foster, PhD, FACSM;
Sam A. E. Headley, PhD, RCEP, FACSM

Student representative:
Sean Fournier, MS, RCEP

== Sources ==
[ Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA)]

[ American College of Sports Medicine]

(Via Wikipedia – New pages [en].)

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