Fitness and Wellness Coordinators

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Worksite Wellness Practitioner
  • Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Wellness Manager
  • Wellness Director
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Coach
  • Wellness Ambassador
  • State Public Health Wellness Coordinator
  • Sports, Fitness, and Wellness Director
  • Recreational Sports Director
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What They Do

  • Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks.
  • Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants.
  • Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.
  • Organize and oversee health screenings or other preventive measures, such as mammography, blood pressure, or cholesterol screenings or flu vaccinations.
  • Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.
  • Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations.
  • Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about wellness programs or services.
  • Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.
  • Organize and oversee fitness or wellness programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, or training in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: ES.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Enterprising interests, but also prefer Social environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Independence and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • 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.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • 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.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $76,590 with most people making between $41,570 and $119,100

Outlook

0.42%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 950 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 990 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 4 openings due to growth and about 26 replacement openings for approximately 30 total annual openings.



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