Summary Report for:
11-9039.02 - Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.
This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.
- Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
- Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.
- Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.
- Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.
- Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.
- Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.
- Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations.
- Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.
- Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.
- Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
- Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks.
- Organize and oversee fitness or wellness programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, or training in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
- 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.
- Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition.
- Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs.
- Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about wellness programs or services.
- Select or supervise contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners.
- Supervise fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.
- Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants.
- Track attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events.
- Track cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness.
- Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.
Tools & Technology
Tools used in this occupation:
- Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED
- Bodyweight measuring scales — Weight measurement scales
- Cross trainers — Elliptical trainers
- Electronic blood pressure units — Automatic blood pressure cuffs
- Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency medical aid kits
- Fitness weights — Free weights
- Laser printers — Computer laser printers
- Lower body resistance machines — Lower body weight machines
- Mercury blood pressure units — Manual blood pressure cuffs
- Notebook computers — Laptop computers
- Patient height rulers — Height measurement rulers
- Personal computers
- Skinfold calipers — Body fat calipers
- Stationary bicycles — Stationary exercise bicycles
- Tape measures — Measuring tapes
- Teleconference equipment — Teleconferencing equipment
- Treadmills — Exercise treadmills
- Upper body resistance machines — Upper body weight machines
Technology used in this occupation:
- Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software
- Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; MicroFit HealthWizard
- Desktop publishing software — Microsoft Publisher
- Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat
- Electronic mail software — Email software
- Internet browser software — Web browser software
- Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
- Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel
- Time accounting software — Payroll software
- Word processing software — Microsoft Word
Detailed Work Activities
- Supervise employees.
- Schedule activities or facility use.
- Evaluate program effectiveness.
- Analyze data to inform personnel decisions.
- Coordinate special events or programs.
- Implement organizational process or policy changes.
- Prepare operational budgets.
- Conduct employee training programs.
- Manage guest services.
- Present information to the public.
- Hire personnel.
- Develop marketing plans or strategies.
- Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments.
- Recommend organizational process or policy changes.
- Perform manual service or maintenance tasks.
- Teach classes in area of specialization.
- Maintain personnel records.
- Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics.
- Manage outreach activities.
Interest code: ES
- Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
- Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
- Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
- Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
- Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Wages & Employment Trends
Median wages data collected from Education Administrators, All Other.
Employment data collected from Education Administrators, All Other.
Industry data collected from Education Administrators, All Other.
|Median wages (2014)||$37.03 hourly, $77,020 annual|
|Employment (2012)||34,000 employees|
|Projected growth (2012-2022)||Average (8% to 14%)|
|Projected job openings (2012-2022)||12,200|
|Top industries (2012)|
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections . "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.