Juggling or playing tennis takes physical coordination, but the coordination of fitness and wellness goals takes another level of expertise. That’s where fitness and wellness coordinators come in to tailor health programs and services to fit the needs of individuals and communities. Fitness and Wellness Coordinators offer one-on-one sessions to develop wellness and nutrition goals that fit a client’s budget and schedule. They often develop and teach group classes and coordinate equipment and facilities. Surveys help them measure participants’ satisfaction with the program and identify new program ideas. These health professionals also supervise specialists, instructors, health educators, and nutritionists who can provide more detailed guidance in specific areas. Coordinators work for wellness programs in large corporations, for cities or communities, in senior residences, insurance providers, and others. Work schedules vary depending on the setting and employer. The majority of fitness and wellness coordinators have a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, physical education, kinesiology, or a related field, and a few have master’s degrees. Most are also required to obtain a professional certification.
What they do:
Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.
On the job, you would:
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.
Arts and Humanities
Education and Training
teaching and course design
Math and Science
talking to others
thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
changing what is done based on other people's actions
understanding people's reactions
noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
communicate by speaking
listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
use rules to solve problems
notice when problems happen
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
Office suite software
bachelor's degree or master's degree usually needed
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