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.
- 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.