Boone, Tommy

Dr. Tommy Boone, Ph.D., MPH, MA, FASEP, EPC, is a founding member and first President of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). Dr. Boone is Professor and Chair of the Department of Exercise Physiology at The College of St. Scholastica. He is also the Director of the Exercise Physiology Laboratories for scholarly research in exercise physiology. He has published in journals such as The American Journal of Chinese Medicine, Applied Nursing Research, New Zealand Journal of Sports Medicine, International Journal of Sports Medicine, Physical Therapy, Gail & Posture, Journal of Sports Sciences, Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, Australian Journal for Science and Medicine in Sports, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. He is also author/co-author of six books as well as numerous print copy and electronic publications. Dr. Boone also created and publishes in connection with ASEP (http://www.asep.org/) two electronic publications, the Journal of Exercise Physiology online and the Professionalization of Exercise Physiology online, and one electronic journal (the Professional Journal of Exercise Physiology) published by The Center for Exercise Physiology online (http://www.exercisephysiologists.com/).

Basic Issues in Sports Ethics: The Many Ways of Cheating
2009 0-7734-3909-9
This book argues that cheating not only destroys the integrity of sports, it destroys the integrity of the athlete and everyone who either supports cheating or allows it to happen. Majors topics such as “athletics is over the edge,”“performance-enhancing substances,”“victory with honor,”“negative impact of marketers,” and “accountability” are discussed in reference to the “cheat pushers” who must not be allowed access to those who love athletics.

Business of Exercise Physiology
2012 0-7734-1575-0
This book contains the information that Board Certified Exercise Physiologists need to start and manage a profitable healthcare business. In addition to helping physiologists understand what it takes to start a business, the book also addresses the importance of a business plan. The more information that exercise physiologists have at the beginning, the more likely they are going to be successful. The idea is to identify what is needed as an entrepreneur to get started and how to be successful at growing your own business. This book is a declaration of intent and permission to “just do it.”

Ethical Standards and Professional Credentials in the Practice of Exercise Physiology
2007 0-7734-5245-1
This is a book about ethics and professionalism in the practice of exercise physiology. Implications of unprofessional behavior are discussed, how to anticipate legal issues, and the future career expectations of exercise physiologists in healthcare. The author shares a academic vision for the future that requires serious analysis and decision-making on behalf of all exercise physiologists.

Exercise Physiology as a Career
2006 0-7734-5629-5
This book is designed to be a guide and sourcebook for persons considering exercise physiology as a career. This handbook contains 20 chapters, divided into five parts: (1) Introduction; (2) Exercise Physiology; (3) Professionalism; (4) Healthcare Professionals; and (5) The Exercise Physiology Niche. The book contains a wealth of information on the various aspects of the field, including helpful definitions of exercise physiology, what courses one should take in high school, which colleges and universities offer specialized programs in exercise physiology and the specific courses required, the kinds of employment opportunities in the field, how to look for a job, the salary range, the accrediting process, and much more. First-person comments by graduates from The College of St. Scholastica, who shared their professional experiences following graduation, provide a valuable viewpoint.

Exercise Physiology as a Healthcare Profession
2012 0-7734-2602-7
This is a book about the future of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession. It is not a book about exercise physiology as a research discipline, but about you, the student of exercise physiology, and about the academic exercise physiologists, and how they can create a credible future for their students. This book was written with the express purpose of talking about the change process and how it is needed for exercise physiologists to work in healthcare. For instance, there are chapters about giving shape to the future, professionalism and leadership, and the courage to do what seems to be the impossible. Deep within each of us is the need to face reality with hope and courage to speak from the heart. It is here that real change and a shared vision takes place. Thus, this book is my effort to show the reader how to go about creating professionalism in exercise physiology. It is here that the reader comes to understand the importance of the ASEP Board Certification, Code of Ethics, Accreditation, and Standards of Professional Practice. After all, exercise is medicine, and the ASEP leadership has provided the blueprint to assist the academic community in developing this awareness and applying it to all aspects of exercise physiology tomorrow and beyond.

Exercise Physiology: Professional Issues, Organizational Concerns, and Ethical Trends
2005 0-7734-6077-2
This book describes the founding and importance of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). It explores the professional issues, organizational concerns, and ethical trends that all exercise physiologists face. A significant purpose of this study is to continue the changes in exercise physiology and the expected professional results for decades to come. This book also emphasizes the work of the ASEP leadership in creating the professional infrastructure for exercise physiology.

Integrating Spirituality and Exercise Physiology. Toward a New Understanding of Health
2010 0-7734-3679-0
This book proposes that health care is not just about physical abilities but mental and spiritual beliefs as well. The author argues for a more complex understanding of the psycho-physiological connection and advocates for a more holistic approach that may presently be perceived as a radical way to think about the practice of exercise and exercise physiology as a profession.

Professional Development of Exercise Physiology
2001 0-7734-7380-7


Professionalization of Exercise Physiology: Certification, Accreditation, and Standards of Practice of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (asep)
2009 0-7734-4855-1
This book is written to inform and to help students and exercise physiologists think and reflect on the many issues, challenges, management, and visionary thinking that the profession embraces today.

Promoting Professionalism in Exercise Physiology: Vision, Challenges and Opportunities
2015 1-4955-0295-3
A new visionary study to help academics recognize exercise physiology as a legitimate healthcare profession. This work explores the concept that the quality of the scientific training necessary to achieve the prescribed exercise medicine, that promotes healthier lifestyles, is as relevant to society as is nursing or physical therapy. It offers a break from past ways of thinking about exercise physiology and introduces ways to implement the steps necessary to standardize it’s professionalization in order to help it become a nationally recognized healthcare profession.

Sex Before Athletic Competition: Myth or Fact
2008 0-7734-5137-4
The first of its kind, this book examines the anecdotal evidence and the empirical literature pertaining to the physiology of sexual activities, seeking to dispel myths associated with sex’s negative impact on athletic performance.