Exercsie Physiologist - Job Description, Duties, Education, Skills, Salary, & Growth

Exercise Physiologist




Jump to:

Job Description

 

An exercise physiologist is a health care professional who monitors, documents and analyzes the improvement and maintenance of health and fitness.

In addition to these, exercise physiologists can oversee the results of heart disease rehabilitation and the rehabilitation of other chronic diseases and disabilities.

One of the most important responsibilities of exercise physiologists is guiding and counseling professional and amateur athletes so that these individuals can enhance their performances or recover from injuries.

Exercise physiologists are commonly referred to as personal trainers, but their job description goes far beyond that.

They administer exercise stress tests, evaluate the overall health and fitness of a person and develop a complete exercise program to enhance fitness, strength and endurance.

Sometimes, they are appointed by physicians to develop a customized exercise plan to meet the individual fitness goals of the patient.

.

Responsibilities

 

Exercise physiologists are tasked with the analyzing patient health, developing exercise programs, and maintaining patient wellness goals.

This involves performing body composition and BMI examinations, recording accurate data, collaborating with other healthcare professionals in clinical meetings, educating patients and families on fitness programs, providing outreach to hospitals and clinics, and training other staff members in the exercise elements of the field. 

They also work alongside coaching staff members to maximize the effects of their training recommendations by advising them on heart rate monitoring, recovery, hydration, and overtraining.

Exercise physiologists typically work with physiotherapists, dietitians, and sport psychologists.

.

Skills

 

Communication

Must effectively communicate with your co-workers to ensure the best care and the proper procedures. Must be able to communicate in high-stress environments.

Active Listening

Offering your full attention to an individual person or group in order to fully understand problems and their nature.

Critical Thinking

Must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Judgment and Decision Making

Needs to be able to act autonomously and make difficult decisions that would benefit the patient or make corrections. Must consider all benefits and repercussions of potential actions and choose the appropriate one. 

Complex Problem Solving

Must be able to identify complex problems and develop and evaluate corrective options and implement solutions. 

Stress Management

Must be able to endure intense situations and handle pressure that comes with extreme situations you may encounter.

Trustworthiness

Must be trustworthy because you have people's lives in your hands and what you do could help or hurt them. They are entrusted with a great responsibility and must live up to it. 

Perceptiveness

Gauging how people react and read their body language to decipher their feelings and predict their actions. They must be able to determine if people could be a risk to themselves or others and to distinguish truths from lies.

.

Working Conditions

 

Exercise physiologists can work in a variety of settings such as colleges, universities, fitness facilities, athletic programs, corporate wellness programs, military training centers, hospitals and rehabilitation clinics.

Additionally, some may find positions as sports managers, exercise directors, program coordinators, or rehabilitation specialists.

Some exercise physiologists are employed by the makers of sports gear and equipment where their expertise becomes invaluable to the development of products.

Some of these physiologists are known to open up their own businesses where they serve as sports or athletic performance consultants.

.

Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
07.16.2018
VCU Health System's Noninvasive Cardiology North Ground is seeking a PRN/Hourly Exercise Physiologist Depending on the work assignment, may administer physician-ordered cardiopulmonary exercise assessments including exercise and pharmacologic...
07.16.2018
Exercise Physiologist is responsible for clinical exercise supervision and instruction, and daily operations of clinical programs.
07.16.2018
Bachelor's of Science 1 Year of Experience Required The Exercise Physiologist is an essential part of the Cardiopulmonary Rehab health care team and provides care to Cardiopulmonary Rehab/Wellness populations in Phase II, III, IV Programs....
07.16.2018
The position of the exercise physiologist in the Cardiac Rehab Program requires an individual with knowledge of and experience with patients with coronary disease, i.e., its etiology, sign/symptoms, diagnostic techniques, treatment and...
07.16.2018
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to nearly 60 percent of the residents in Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. To learn more about Baptist...
07.16.2018
Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to nearly 60 percent of the residents in Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. To learn more about Baptist...
07.16.2018
The Cardiac Rehab Clinical Exercise Physiologist is professionally trained in preventive health and rehabilitation field. Duties will include assisting in exercise tolerance testing along with exercise prescription, monitoring of patient safety...
07.16.2018
- Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab (049220) Job Description Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab(Job Number: 049220) Description Primary Purpose: Apply concepts of exercise physiology to Phase...
07.16.2018
- Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab (048043) Job Description Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab(Job Number: 048043) Description Primary Purpose: Apply concepts of exercise physiology to Phase...
06.21.2018
Full / Part Time: Per Diem Location: Westfield, Massachusetts Regular/Temporary: Regular Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct...
06.07.2018
Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, responsible for Exercise session supervision. Participates in developing and implementing the plan of care for patients in both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation...
07.16.2018
Position Summary The Exercise Therapist will provide exercise programming, guidance and motivation to HSL LTCH patients involved in the Circle of Fitness (CoF) gymbased program and other LTCH Restorative Exercise programs. The position may...
07.16.2018
The Exercise Specialist role is located north at the Heart and Vascular Hospital Duties Provides direct care to cardiac rehabilitation patients for restoring functional capacity by assuring safe and appropriate instruction in monitored...
07.16.2018
High school diploma or equivalent is required BLS certification required prior to starting employment One (1) year relevant experience is required JOB SUMMARY The Exercise Assistant assists members of the fitness center to develop and...
07.16.2018
High school diploma or equivalent is required BLS certification required prior to starting employment One (1) year relevant experience is required JOB SUMMARY The Exercise Assistant assists members of the fitness center to develop and...
  1. Exercise Physiologist Richmond, VA VCU Health System
    VCU Health System's Noninvasive Cardiology North Ground is seeking a PRN/Hourly Exercise Physiologist Depending on the work assignment, may administer physician-ordered cardiopulmonary exercise assessments including exercise and pharmacologic...
  2. Exercise Physiologist Winchester , VA Valley Health System
    Exercise Physiologist is responsible for clinical exercise supervision and instruction, and daily operations of clinical programs.
  3. EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST Lynchburg, VA Centra Health
    Bachelor's of Science 1 Year of Experience Required The Exercise Physiologist is an essential part of the Cardiopulmonary Rehab health care team and provides care to Cardiopulmonary Rehab/Wellness populations in Phase II, III, IV Programs....
  4. Exercise Physiologist Laurinburg, NC Scotland Health Care System
    The position of the exercise physiologist in the Cardiac Rehab Program requires an individual with knowledge of and experience with patients with coronary disease, i.e., its etiology, sign/symptoms, diagnostic techniques, treatment and...
  5. Exercise Physiologist Montgomery, AL Baptist Health
    Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to nearly 60 percent of the residents in Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. To learn more about Baptist...
  6. Exercise Physiologist Montgomery, AL Baptist Health
    Baptist Health is the largest healthcare system serving central Alabama, providing comprehensive hospital-based and outpatient services to nearly 60 percent of the residents in Montgomery, Autauga and Elmore counties. To learn more about Baptist...
  7. CLINICAL EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST Worcester, MA UMass Memorial Medical Center
    The Cardiac Rehab Clinical Exercise Physiologist is professionally trained in preventive health and rehabilitation field. Duties will include assisting in exercise tolerance testing along with exercise prescription, monitoring of patient safety...
  8. Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab Cincinnati, OH University of Cincinnati Medical Center
    - Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab (049220) Job Description Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab(Job Number: 049220) Description Primary Purpose: Apply concepts of exercise physiology to Phase...
  9. Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab West Chester, OH West Chester Hospital
    - Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab (048043) Job Description Exercise Physiologist - UC Health- Cardiopulmonary Rehab(Job Number: 048043) Description Primary Purpose: Apply concepts of exercise physiology to Phase...
  10. Exercise Physiologist Physical Therapist Springfield, MA Baystate Medical Center
    Full / Part Time: Per Diem Location: Westfield, Massachusetts Regular/Temporary: Regular Baystate Noble Hospital is a 97-bed acute care community hospital providing a broad range of services to the Greater Westfield community. We offer direct...
  11. Exercise Therapist Brockton, MA Signature Healthcare
    Under the general direction of the Coordinator, Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation, responsible for Exercise session supervision. Participates in developing and implementing the plan of care for patients in both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation...
  12. Exercise Therapist Roslindale, MA Hebrew SeniorLife
    Position Summary The Exercise Therapist will provide exercise programming, guidance and motivation to HSL LTCH patients involved in the Circle of Fitness (CoF) gymbased program and other LTCH Restorative Exercise programs. The position may...
  13. Exercise Specialist Indianapolis, IN Community Health Network
    The Exercise Specialist role is located north at the Heart and Vascular Hospital Duties Provides direct care to cardiac rehabilitation patients for restoring functional capacity by assuring safe and appropriate instruction in monitored...
  14. Exercise Assistant Duluth, MN St. Luke's Hospital
    High school diploma or equivalent is required BLS certification required prior to starting employment One (1) year relevant experience is required JOB SUMMARY The Exercise Assistant assists members of the fitness center to develop and...
  15. Exercise Assistant Duluth, MN St. Luke's Hospital
    High school diploma or equivalent is required BLS certification required prior to starting employment One (1) year relevant experience is required JOB SUMMARY The Exercise Assistant assists members of the fitness center to develop and...