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
03.22.2017
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....
03.22.2017
The Exercise Physiologist II delivers direct and indirect, quality patient care utilizing advanced exercise science clinical skill level and knowledge for inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary patient populations. He/She assesses, plans,...
03.22.2017
The Exercise Physiologist II delivers direct and indirect, quality patient care utilizing advanced exercise science clinical skill level and knowledge for inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary patient populations. He/She assesses, plans,...
02.23.2017
Responsible for providing professional care assessment, implementation and evaluation of patients enrolled in Cardiopulmonary Service Fitness Program and performance of various diagnostic cardiovascular procedures. Customer...
03.22.2017
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...
03.22.2017
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...
03.22.2017
Were a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We dont believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique...
02.24.2017
The exercise specialist will provide exercise programming, prescription, exercise therapy and will assist as needed in the provision of other department functions for individuals with medical conditions requiring participation in a clinical...
03.03.2017
Personal Trainer Duties: Create personalized exercise programs using results from a variety of fitness tests and assessments; supervise each exercise session; track client's progress towards fitness goals and provide basic nutritional...
03.22.2017
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...
03.22.2017
Group Exercise Instructor Provides well organized workouts with a variety of routines and patterns. Zumba preferred. Qualifications: National Group Exercise Certification preferred. If applicant does not have National certification, it...
03.22.2017
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 have National...
03.22.2017
Responsible for assisting in the smooth flow of all components of the Wellness Connection. Must be confident, outgoing and a self-starter. Should be competent in administrative principles, nutrition, and exercise physiology. CPR certification...
03.22.2017
Must be confident, outgoing and a self-starter. Should be competent in anatomy and physiology and exercise physiology. CPR certification required. Must be a non-tobacco user. Must be certified aerobics instructor able to teach yoga, pilates,...
03.22.2017
Supports Carilion's hallmarks of service excellence and quality for all job responsibilities. Manages all group exercise areas on a daily basis, striving for growth and success in all programs. Minimum Qualifications Required Education:...
  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 II - Cardiac Rehabilitation Wilmington, NC New Hanover Regional Medical Center
    The Exercise Physiologist II delivers direct and indirect, quality patient care utilizing advanced exercise science clinical skill level and knowledge for inpatient and outpatient cardiopulmonary patient populations. He/She assesses, plans,...
  3. Exercise Physiologist II - Intensive Cardiac Rehab Wilmington, NC New Hanover Regional Medical Center
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  4. Exercise Physiologist - CV Diagnostics - Full Time - Days Lancaster, OH Fairfield Medical Center
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  5. 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...
  6. Cardiac Rehab Physiologist Hyannis, MA Cape Cod Healthcare
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    Were a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We dont believe in jobs at Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique...
  8. Exercise Specialist, Cardiology Practice, Raleigh (Temporary Employment) Raleigh, NC WakeMed Health & Hospitals
    The exercise specialist will provide exercise programming, prescription, exercise therapy and will assist as needed in the provision of other department functions for individuals with medical conditions requiring participation in a clinical...
  9. Exercise Specialist Gastonia, NC CaroMont Health
    Personal Trainer Duties: Create personalized exercise programs using results from a variety of fitness tests and assessments; supervise each exercise session; track client's progress towards fitness goals and provide basic nutritional...
  10. Group Exercise Instruct. Pinehurst, NC FirstHealth of the Carolinas
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  11. Group Exercise Instruct. Pinehurst, NC FirstHealth of the Carolinas
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  12. Group Exercise Instruct. Pinehurst, NC FirstHealth of the Carolinas
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  13. Exercise SpecialistPart Time Position Starkville, MS OCH Regional Medical Center
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  14. Exercise InstructorPart Time Position Starkville, MS OCH Regional Medical Center
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  15. GROUP EXERCISE MANAGER Roanoke, VA Carilion Clinic
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