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To put into action, practice, or force; to make use of something, such as a right or option.

To exercise dominion over land is to openly indicate absolute possession and control.

To exercise discretion is to choose between doing and not doing something, the decision being based on sound judgment.


(Discharge a function), verb act, administer, carry into execution, carry on, carry out, conduct, do duty, efficere, engage in, execute, exercere, facere, officiate, perform, practice, pursue, put in motion, put into action, put into effect, put into practice, serve as, translate into action, wage
Associated concepts: authority exercised under the United States Constitution, exercise an option, exercise jurisdiccion, exercise of judicial discretion
Foreign phrases: Cui jurisdictio data est, ea quoque connessa esse videntur, sine quibus jurisdictio explicari non potest.To whomsoever jurisdiction is given, those things also are supposed to be granted, without which the jurissiction cannot be exercised. Frustra est potentia quae nunquam venit in actum. A power is a vain one if it is never exercised.


(Use), verb apply, avail oneself of, bring into play, bring to bear, draw on, employ, make use of, operate, practice, put in action, put in practice, put to use, put to work, turn to account, utilize, wield
Associated concepts: exercise a right to vote, exercise an option, exercise discretion, exercise dominion, exercise due care, exercise of power
See also: act, apply, campaign, commission, discipline, effort, employ, endeavor, enterprise, exert, exploit, labor, officiate, operate, ply, practice, problem, resort, transaction, undertaking, wield, work
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The 11 items on the survey were sex, age, region of the country employed (9 options), highest degree earned, year in which the highest degree was awarded, employment category or work setting (academia, fitness industry, clinical, government, or entrepreneurial), years employed in current exercise physiology position, total years employed as an exercise physiologist, annual income, active membership in professional organizations, and professional certifications held.
Professor Baker said: "It's a great honour for both myself and the university to receive this award from one of the most prestigious American Exercise Physiology Societies.
During the registration period, undergraduate students enrolled in a four-year kinesiology program randomly selected one of the two sections of a required third year exercise physiology course and one of four sections of the accompanying lab.
Martin Pout, lecturer in Exercise Physiology at the University, said: "The exercise physiology research lab and the environmental chamber will give Teesside the cutting edge for both teaching and research.
The grant will fund a coordinated set of 11 research, development, and training projects, as well as a partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine to train professionals and students in exercise physiology in the area of physical activity and disability.
Randy Braith, PhD, one of the study's coauthors and director of the Clinical Exercise Physiology Lab at the University of Florida, told NursingHomes/Long Term Care Management, "Nursing homes (and the like) that are genuinely committed to providing a comprehensive quality-of-life environment should provide the opportunity and facilities for residents to participate in weight-lifting exercise programs.
Researchers developed seven multiple-choice tests, based on the National Physical Education Standards Education text, "Concepts of Physical Education: What Every Student Needs to Know," in order to assess subdisciplinary concept knowledge in the areas of aesthetic experience, biomechanics, exercise physiology historical perspectives, motor development, motor learning, and social psychology.
I was determined to win a race on grass with her," said Naylor, who has a PhD in Equine Exercise Physiology, which he describes as "how horses run".
It wasn't what we were expecting to see," notes Tom Thomas, professor of exercise physiology.
Religion can clearly work as a method of weight loss, said LiLi Ji, a professor of nutritional science and exercise physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In the summer of 1998, the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) offered an Exercise Physiology course over the Internet as the first step in developing a distance learning track with their exercise science curriculum.