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

Exercise Physiologist

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Salary Outlook

Title Company Location Posted
12.11.2017
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....
12.13.2017
Under the direct supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation RN and Respiratory therapist staff, the Exercise Physiologist is responsible for the patient/participant care and program process for the adult and geriatric client. Efforts are...
12.11.2017
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....
12.13.2017
St. Lukes is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for more Exercise Physiologists to join our team. The Exercise Physiologist prepares and conducts routine...
11.10.2017
The Exercise Physiologist will work closely with the Cardiologist to maintain the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory and equipment, as well as perform physiological evaluations. He/She is responsible for the inpatient/outpatient...
12.13.2017
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's...
12.13.2017
Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's...
11.15.2017
Bachelor BLS through American Heart Association JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing service to members of Phifer through Fitness floor and Front desk interaction. Performs exercise testing, exercise prescriptions, monitoring of exercise...
12.13.2017
Assists with fitness assessment and fitness-related education programs; participates in planning and implementing individual/group fitness programs. Participates in health condition assessments; administers fitness testing procedures and...
12.01.2017
The exercise technologist works under the supervision of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Department Program Manager performing diagnostic procedures provided by the divisions scope of service and processing associated paperwork for respective...
12.13.2017
High School/GED Group Exercise Instructor Provides well organized workouts with a variety of routines and patterns. Qualifications: Must have National Group Exercise Certification and previous teaching experience. If applicant does not...
12.13.2017
Group Exercise Instructor Provides well organized workouts with a variety of routines and patterns. Water Instruction preferred. Qualifications: National Group Exercise Certification preferred. If applicant does not have National...
12.13.2017
Must be confident, outgoing and a self-starter. Should be competent in anatomy and physiology and exercise physiology. CPR certification required. Must be certified aerobics instructor able to teach yoga, pilates, step and other types of...
12.13.2017
. Find more than a job. Find more in yourself. Find your calling. Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small. Were looking for people who are committed...
10.19.2017
JOB SUMMARY The Rehab Exercise Specialist will participate in screening patients' medical histories and current health status to identify major health risk factors. They will assist staff with patient rehab by orienting new patients to rehab...
  1. 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....
  2. Exercise Physiologist Montgomery, AL Baptist Health
    Under the direct supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation RN and Respiratory therapist staff, the Exercise Physiologist is responsible for the patient/participant care and program process for the adult and geriatric client. Efforts are...
  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 - Cardiac Rehab Boise, ID St. Luke's Health System
    St. Lukes is a nationally recognized leading healthcare organization where people like you drive our success. We are currently searching for more Exercise Physiologists to join our team. The Exercise Physiologist prepares and conducts routine...
  5. Exercise Physiologist-Cardiology Diagnostic Columbus, OH Nationwide Children's Hospital
    The Exercise Physiologist will work closely with the Cardiologist to maintain the Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory and equipment, as well as perform physiological evaluations. He/She is responsible for the inpatient/outpatient...
  6. Exercise Physiologist Nuclear Medicine - Cardiovascular Center Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Healthcare
    Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's...
  7. Cardiac Rehab Physiologist Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Healthcare
    Cape Cod Healthcare is the leading provider of healthcare services for residents and visitors of Cape Cod. With more than 450 physicians, 4,700 employees, and 1,100 volunteers, Cape Cod Healthcare operates two-acute care hospitals, the Cape's...
  8. Exercise Physiologist and Group Fitness Instructor Morganton, NC Carolinas HealthCare System - Blue Ridge
    Bachelor BLS through American Heart Association JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing service to members of Phifer through Fitness floor and Front desk interaction. Performs exercise testing, exercise prescriptions, monitoring of exercise...
  9. Exercise Specialist - Wellness Center Bemidji, MN Sanford Health of Northern Minnesota
    Assists with fitness assessment and fitness-related education programs; participates in planning and implementing individual/group fitness programs. Participates in health condition assessments; administers fitness testing procedures and...
  10. Exercise Technologist-Cardiology Diagnostic Columbus, OH Nationwide Children's Hospital
    The exercise technologist works under the supervision of the Non-Invasive Cardiology Department Program Manager performing diagnostic procedures provided by the divisions scope of service and processing associated paperwork for respective...
  11. Group Exercise Instruct. Pinehurst, NC FirstHealth of the Carolinas
    High School/GED Group Exercise Instructor Provides well organized workouts with a variety of routines and patterns. Qualifications: Must have National Group Exercise Certification and previous teaching experience. If applicant does not...
  12. Group Exercise Instruct. Pinehurst, NC FirstHealth of the Carolinas
    Group Exercise Instructor Provides well organized workouts with a variety of routines and patterns. Water Instruction preferred. Qualifications: National Group Exercise Certification preferred. If applicant does not have National...
  13. Exercise InstructorPart Time Position Starkville, MS OCH Regional Medical Center
    Must be confident, outgoing and a self-starter. Should be competent in anatomy and physiology and exercise physiology. CPR certification required. Must be certified aerobics instructor able to teach yoga, pilates, step and other types of...
  14. CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE SPECIALIST-RN Duluth, MN Essentia Health
    . Find more than a job. Find more in yourself. Find your calling. Essentia Health seeks employees who embrace our commitment to patient-and family-centered care in communities both large and small. Were looking for people who are committed...
  15. Rehab Exercise Specialist Shelbyville, IN Major Health Partners
    JOB SUMMARY The Rehab Exercise Specialist will participate in screening patients' medical histories and current health status to identify major health risk factors. They will assist staff with patient rehab by orienting new patients to rehab...