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
06.17.2019
Exercise Physiologist is responsible for clinical exercise supervision and instruction, and daily operations of clinical programs.
06.17.2019
As a member of the Cardiac Rehab team, the Exercise Physiologist is responsible for properly prescribing exercise for all patient populations, monitoring vital signs and telemetry during exercise sessions and prepares correspondence to referring...
06.17.2019
Southern Maine Health Care Department: MaineHealth Southern Maine Health Care/Cardio Rehab BMCD Std Hrs/Wk: Full Time Shift: Day Shift Full/Part Time: 32 Apply Internal Apply Create Job Alert Add to Cart Job Details: Position...
06.17.2019
Current Employees: If you are a current employee, please apply via the internal career site by logging into your Workday Account and clicking the "Career" icon on your homepage. Job Category Rehabilitation Department RCH...
06.11.2019
1. Contributes expertise as a member of a multi-disciplinary team to offer comprehensive treatment strategies to provide positive outcomes for individual participants and for the cardiac health, rehabilitation and prevention program. 2....
06.11.2019
Attention current TriHealth employees: Please apply for this position by submitting an online internal application via SuccessFactors. Please be certain to update your SuccessFactors Employee Profile prior to applying to this position....
03.29.2019
Attention current TriHealth employees: Please apply for this position by submitting an online internal application via SuccessFactors. Please be certain to update your SuccessFactors Employee Profile prior to applying to this position....
06.17.2019
Occupational Summary Develop, coordinate and implement exercise related programs including marketing, research, and internships. Provide exercise-related education for patients and the community. Responsible for all exercise science standards...
06.17.2019
Bachelors degree in Health Science or other related area or equivalent experience Basic knowledge of exercise physiology Licensure/Registration/Certification: BLS Desired Qualifications: Master's degree with emphasis on exercise...
05.21.2019
The clinical exercise physiologist internship is an unpaid position, and will be starting late August. The primary purpose of the Undergraduate Internship is to provide an intern with relevant field experiences in their chosen field of study....
05.28.2019
Performs exercise evaluation, prescription, supervision, education and outcome evaluation components of physical fitness to healthy and/or (ill health) diseased individuals. Assists in improving the components of physical fitness, prevention of...
03.20.2019
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...
06.17.2019
Job Number: 00146918 Location: Ontario, OR Organization Name: Saint Alphonsus Health System Facility: SAHS Ontario Campus Employment Type: Part time Hours: 0 At Saint Alphonsus Health System, we are looking for people who are living out...
06.17.2019
04.23.2019
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Component: Under the supervision of the Cardiopulmonary Rehab Manager and consultation of Clinical Exercise Physiologist plans, implements, and supervises exercise prescription and progression for Cardiopulmonary...
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