Fitness and Wellness Coordinator

Also called: Campus Wellness Coordinator, Certified Wellness Program Coordinator, Certified Wellness Program Manager, Chief Wellness Officer, City Wellness Coordinator

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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.

 

  • Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
  • Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition.
  • Supervise fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.
  • Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
  • Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.
  • Prepare or implement budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans.
  • Track cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.
  • Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.
  • Select or supervise contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners.
  • Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs.
  • Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.
  • Track attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events.
  • Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.
  • Organize and oversee fitness or wellness programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, or training in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.
  • Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about 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.
  • Organize and oversee health screenings or other preventive measures, such as mammography, blood pressure, or cholesterol screenings or flu vaccinations.
  • Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.
  • Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants.
  • Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks.
Work Context
  • Electronic Mail — 92% responded "Every day".
  • Telephone — 83% responded "Every day".
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 82% responded "Every day".
  • Contact With Others — 59% responded "Constant contact with others".
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 70% responded "Every day".
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 50% responded "Some freedom".
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 63% responded "Some freedom".
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Work Activities
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
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Detailed Work Activities
  • Perform manual service or maintenance tasks.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies.
  • Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments.
  • Teach classes in area of specialization.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Hire personnel.
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Knowledge

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.
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Skills

Coordination
  • Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Social Perceptiveness
  • Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Speaking
  • Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Critical Thinking
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
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Abilities

Oral Comprehension
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Deductive Reasoning
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Oral Expression
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Speech Clarity
  • The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Initiative
  • Leadership
  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Social Orientation
  • Self Control
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Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Document management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat Hot Technology
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Hot Technology
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Education

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Job Outlook

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
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