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.

Median Annual Wage: $77,020

Education: Bachelor's degree (71%); Master's degree (29%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Fitness Coordinator; Fitness Director; Chief Wellness Officer; Executive Wellness Programs Director; Fitness and Wellness Director; Fitness Supervisor; Fitness/Wellness Director; Group Fitness Manager (GFM); Recreational Sports Director; Wellness Director

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Fitness and Wellness Coordinators.

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