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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.

Sample of reported job titles: Chief Wellness Officer, Executive Wellness Programs Director, Fitness and Wellness Director, Fitness Coordinator, Fitness Director, Fitness Supervisor, Fitness/Wellness Director, Group Fitness Manager (GFM), Recreational Sports Director, Wellness Director

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks

  • Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and oversee fitness or wellness programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, or training in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and oversee health screenings or other preventive measures, such as mammography, blood pressure, or cholesterol screenings or flu vaccinations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare or implement budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about wellness programs or services. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select or supervise contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Supervise fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Track attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Track cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles — Automated external defibrillators AED See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bodyweight measuring scales — Weight measurement scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cross trainers — Elliptical trainers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Electronic blood pressure units — Automatic blood pressure cuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Emergency medical services first aid kits — Emergency medical aid kits See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fitness weights — Free weights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers — Computer laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lower body resistance machines — Lower body weight machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mercury blood pressure units — Manual blood pressure cuffs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers — Laptop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Patient height rulers — Height measurement rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skinfold calipers — Body fat calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stationary bicycles — Stationary exercise bicycles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Teleconference equipment — Teleconferencing equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Treadmills — Exercise treadmills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Upper body resistance machines — Upper body weight machines See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Calendar and scheduling software — Work scheduling software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; MicroFit HealthWizard See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Desktop publishing software — Microsoft Publisher See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Document management software — Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Time accounting software — Payroll software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Supervise employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Schedule activities or facility use. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluate program effectiveness. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze data to inform personnel decisions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinate special events or programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Implement organizational process or policy changes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare operational budgets. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct employee training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage guest services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Present information to the public. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Hire personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Recommend organizational process or policy changes. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform manual service or maintenance tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Maintain personnel records. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Train employees on environmental awareness, conservation, or safety topics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage outreach activities. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Credentials

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Interests

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. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Values

  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this work value.

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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
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 34,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 12,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "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.

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Job Openings on the Web

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