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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:
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.
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.
Weight measurement scales
Upper body weight machines
Stationary exercise bicycles
Manual blood pressure cuffsAll Tools
Lower body weight machines
Height measurement rulers
Emergency medical aid kits
Computer laser printers
Body fat calipers
Automatic blood pressure cuffs
Automated external defibrillators AED
Work scheduling software
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
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.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
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.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Teaching others how to do something.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
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
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.
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.