Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology
The official journal of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association

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Volume 6, Number 1 | March 2017


Highly Anticipated
Jonathan K. Ehrman and Clinton A. Brawner

Published in this issue of JCEP is a much anticipated summary article on the salaries of clinical exercise physiologists in the United States. This article marks the second salary survey conducted by the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA). Led by Dennis Kerrigan, PhD, this paper provides detailed information about the salaries of professionals with different qualifications (e.g., bachelor’s vs. master’s prepared, ACSM certified vs. not certified, etc.) who are working professionally as clinical exercise physiologists. There are also interesting comparisons with the initial salary survey data collected in 2010.

This issue's original research article by Pellinger et al. focusses on the postexercise hemodynamic response in patients with type 2 diabetes. Specifically the authors looked at four combinations of intensity and duration with an aim of attempting to identify the ideal combination that would result in a sustained vascular and blood pressure response.

The final article is an updated reprint of an article originally published in The Exercise, Sports and Sports Medicine Standards and Malpractice Reporter newsletter. William Herbert, PhD and his brother David Herbert, JD are long-time experts in the area of exercise physiology and law. They provide their outlook on the direction of the health fitness industry from a profession and legal perspective. A truly interesting read.


Postexercise Hemodynamics in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: Effect of Exercise Intensity and Duration
Thomas K. Pellinger, Catherine B. Pearce, Grant H. Simmons, Jack L. Snitzer
Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. 2017;6(1):1-8. | Download PDF

We compared hemodynamics in patients with type 2 diabetes following four doses of dynamic exercise. Our results suggest that exercise must be at least moderate in intensity or prolonged in duration to promote sustained postexercise elevations in skeletal muscle blood flow and reductions in systolic blood pressure in this population.


CEPA 2015 Clinical Exercise Physiology Practice Survey
Dennis J. Kerrigan, David E. Verrill, Aaron W. Harding, Kelly Drew
Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. 2017;6(1):9-16. | Download PDF | Download Supplement [Editors pick- download for free]

In this paper we report the results of the 2015 clinical exercise physiology practice survey conducted by the Clinical Exercise Physiology Association. The survey was completed by 1,271 individuals who reported working as a clinical exercise physiologist in the United States without having a concomitant degree or certification in another allied health field (e.g., dietitian).


Forces Driving Change in the US Exercise Industry Today
William G. Herbert, David L. Herbert
Journal of Clinical Exercise Physiology. 2017;6(1):17-21. | Download PDF

In this commentary three issues for reader consideration are presented which the author believes have a dominant influence on the health fitness industry today - issues that will continue to markedly influence opportunities and performance expectations for practitioners in the years ahead. While several scholarly and opinion articles are cited, this viewpoint is rooted in the principal author’s 45-year experience in developing and evaluating clinical exercise services, competency-based certification, related standards and guidelines for professional organizations, and extensive service as an expert witness in exercise injury litigation. While some influencers have been transitory and short-lasting, others have been persistent and likely to have even greater impact in the future.

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