The Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) and the Louisiana Association of Exercise Physiologists (LAEP) are pleased to announce a merger of these two organizations committed to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology.
Founded in 1994, LAEP is dedicated to improving clinical practices, networking, and education for exercise physiologists for the benefit of the public. Founded in 2007, as an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine, CEPA seeks to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology through advocacy, education, and career development.
Both CEPA and LAEP have signed a Memorandum of Agreement which adds all current LAEP members into the CEPAs membership. In turn, CEPA will develop a Louisiana state affiliate group, making it the first CEPA state affiliate. “This announcement is truly a win-win for both organizations, combining our collective experiences and resources.” Stated CEPA President, Dr. Dennis Kerrigan.
The creation of a Louisiana state affiliate within CEPA, will allow Louisiana members to continue to connect and work with each other at a state level, while being part of a larger organization. “It will create an opportunity to enhance our professional image as exercise physiologists and to strengthen our numbers.” Adds LAEP President Mr. Jim Buxton, LCEP. The merger between LAEP and CEPA is scheduled to happen in June 2018, coinciding with the launch of the new CEPA website.
Eligible LAEP members will be contacted soon to confirm each member's wish to become a member of CEPA and to update contact information.
Exciting New Development
LAEP will be merging with ACSM's Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA). Our organization will be the first state affiliate member of CEPA. Stay tuned for further updates on how you can become part of this new venture.
Survey Regarding Internships
If your facility offers internships to students studying exercise physiology, kinesiology, sports medicine, or any branch of exercise science, please take a few minutes to complete the survey below.
The Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) in collaboration with The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) and the Million Hearts initiative, are working on improving cardiac rehabilitation internships through: education, standardization, and sharing of best practices.
CEPA 2016 Salary Survey
This survey is a "must see" for all exercise physiologists. It is a very thorough investigation into salary, years of experience, education and certification levels. The presentation is in the attached file below below.
The Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA), an affiliate society of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), was founded in 2007 to advance the profession of clinical exercise physiology through advocacy, education, and career development. The results presented in this report were generously provided to LAEP members by CEPA and was originally published in the Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiologist in March 2017.
And the Survey Says....
In the fall, a survey was sent to all LAEP members. The results were quite interesting and varied.
Most of our members are receiving their continuing education hours through ACSM's Certified News. The rest are getting their credits through online sources (i.e. Gatorade Science, Medco, center4healthandfitness), LAEP meetings, LAHPERD, and AAHPERD, and other seminars.
The majority of our members felt they benefited from LAEP membership through free CEU's, the website, newsletter, and job opportunity postings.
Some members liked the quarterly meetings, but distance sometimes prevented them from attending. A few liked the old symposium format where CEU's could be bundled (6-8 hours in a day).
Meetings - Time Preference and Willingness to Travel
The vote was almost evenly split between having meetings on Saturday versus week days. There was no consensus on the week day, with votes split between Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
Half the respondents indicated they would NOT travel; the other half stated they would be willing to travel if it wasn't too far (more than 1 or 1 1/2 hours away).
So there you have it folks!
Why Join LAEP?
LAEP members have the exclusive right to:
If you are serious about success in exercise physiology and are committed to professional development, LAEP is for you. LAEP promotes the profession of Exercise Physiology by helping to define the role of an exercise physiologist and the scope of the practice, by providing information about licensing and links for professional development. In addition, LAEP offers the opportunity to join other professionals in building this growing profession.