Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

Education & Training > Administration and Administrative Support

Projected Growth: Faster than average

4200+
Projected Job Openings

Considerable Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

Common job titles of Fitness and Wellness Coordinators include:
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Experience and Education

A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for this occupation. For example, a person in this occupation must complete four years of college and work for several years in industry to be considered qualified.

  • 70.83% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.

  • 29.17% said they needed a Master's Degree.

Tasks

    Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about wellness programs or services.

    Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition.

    Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.

    Supervise fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.

    Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.

    Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.

    Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.

    Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants.

    Track cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness.

    Organize and oversee fitness or wellness programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, or training in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

    Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.

    Select or supervise contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners.

    Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.

    Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.

    Track attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events.

    Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations.

    Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.

    Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.

    Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks.

    Organize and oversee health screenings or other preventive measures, such as mammography, blood pressure, or cholesterol screenings or flu vaccinations.

    Prepare or implement budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans.

    Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs.

    Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.

Tools

Weight measurement scales

Upper body weight machines

Teleconferencing equipment

Stationary exercise bicycles

Personal computers

Measuring tapes

Manual blood pressure cuffs

All Tools

Lower body weight machines

Laptop computers

Height measurement rulers

Free weights

Exercise treadmills

Emergency medical aid kits

Elliptical trainers

Computer laser printers

Body fat calipers

Automatic blood pressure cuffs

Automated external defibrillators AED

Technologies

MicroFit HealthWizard

Payroll software

Work scheduling software

Skills

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Writing

Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Persuasion

Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Learning Strategies

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Instructing

Teaching others how to do something.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Negotiation

Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Systems Analysis

Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

Abilities

Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression

Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning

Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension

Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression

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Occupation Sections

Knowledge

English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Administration and Management

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

Psychology

Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.

Communications and Media

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

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