Exercise Specialist Job Openings - 158,684 Jobs

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    Munson Medical Center

    Traverse City, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    Community Health Network

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    U.S. Army North

    Houston, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Exercise Specialist
    Community Health Network

    Indianapolis, IN

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    EXERCISE SPECIALIST
    Yale New Haven Hospital

    Branford, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    Exercise Specialist
    Lee Health

    Fort Myers, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    Exercise Specialist
    Lee Health

    Fort Myers, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise and Readiness Specialist
    Centra Technology

    Fort Belvoir, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Rehab Aide Exercise
    Marathon Physical Therapy

    Mansfield, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    Mayo Clinic

    Mankato, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Exercise Specialist Cardiac Rehabilitation
    Milford Regional Medical Center

    Milford, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist II EKG
    HCA Healthcare

    Aurora, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    PRN Exercise Specialist
    Lee Health

    Fort Myers, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Exercise Specialist - Fitness Center
    MCMC

    The Dalles, OR

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Rehab Aide Exercise
    Marathon Physical Therapy

    Newton, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Exercise Specialist - Wellness Center
    Sanford Health

    Thief River Falls, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Exercise Specialist (Per Diem)
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

    Newark, NJ

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    EXERCISE SPECIALIST
    Hillcrest Health Care

    Owasso, OK

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    Munson Healthcare

    Traverse City, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    EXERCISE SPECIALIST
    Lee Health

    Fort Myers, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist II Cardiac Rehab
    HCA Healthcare

    Aurora, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist, PRN
    HCA, Hospital Corporation of America

    Denver, CO

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    Stamford Health

    Stamford, CT

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Wellness Center
    Sanford Health

    Thief River Falls, MN

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    SPECIALIST-EXERCISE II
    Baptist Memorial Health Care

    Memphis, TN

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    PRN Exercise Specialist
    Lee Health

    Fort Myers, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

    Rehab Aide Exercise
    Marathon Physical Therapy

    Newton, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Rehab Aide Exercise
    Marathon Physical Therapy

    Mansfield, MA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Test, Training, and Exercise Specialist, Senior
    Booz Allen

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Full Time - Millstadt, IL
    ATI Physical Therapy

    Millstadt, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Test, Training, and Exercise Specialist, Lead
    Booz Allen

    Reston, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Full Time - Geneva, IL
    ATI Physical Therapy

    Geneva, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    PRN Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist
    Memorial Hermann

    The Woodlands, TX

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Part Time - Chicago, IL (Midway)
    ATI Physical Therapy

    Chicago, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $67,490

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    Clinical Exercise Specialist
    Jobtome

    San Bernardino, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist
    University of Utah Medical Group

    Salt Lake City, UT

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Carolinas Weight Mgmt & Wellness
    Carolinas Healthcare System

    Charlotte, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Davie Medical Center | DMC Cardiac-Pulmonary Rehab
    Wake Forest Baptist Health

    Bermuda Run, NC

  • Estimated Salary

    $36,160

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    Exercise Specialist - Part Time (20-29 hours) - La Grange, IL
    ATI Physical Therapy

    La Grange, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    Exercise Specialist - National Training Center - Per Diem - Varied Shifts
    South Lake Hospital

    Clermont, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $32,650

    Exercise Specialist - Viera Pro Health and Fitness, Part-Time, Evenings and Rotating Weekends
    Health First

    Viera East, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,000

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    Exercise Physiologist - Exercise Oncology Service
    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,610

    Exercise Physiologist
    Community Health Systems

    Naples, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $47,016

    Exercise Physiologist
    Franciscan Health

    Olympia Fields, IL

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,826

    Exercise Physiologist
    VCU Health System

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,122

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    Exercise Physiologist
    Palmetto Health

    Columbia, SC

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,826

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    Exercise Physiologist
    Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

    Richmond, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $29,826

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    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
    Sentara Healthcare

    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,610

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    Exercise Physiologist
    Community Health Systems

    Naples, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,809

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    Exercise Physiologist
    St. Luke's Health System

    Meridian, ID

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,000

    Exercise Physiologist
    Munson Healthcare

    Traverse City, MI

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,000

    Exercise Physiologist
    Northwell Health

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,809

    Exercise Physiologist
    Medstar Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,507

    EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST
    Medstar Health

    Olney, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $49,326

    Exercise Physiologist
    Acadia Healthcare

    Carlsbad, CA

  • Estimated Salary

    $37,610

    Exercise-Physiologist
    Cleveland Clinic

    Weston, FL

  • Estimated Salary

    $48,000

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    Exercise Physiologist
    Northwell Health

    New York, NY

  • Estimated Salary

    $40,282

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    Exercise Physiologist
    Medstar Health

    Baltimore, MD

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,809

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    Exercise Physiologist
    Washington Hospital Center

    Washington, DC

  • Estimated Salary

    $45,809

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    Exercise Physiologist
    St. Luke's Health System

    Meridian, ID

Exercise Specialist Jobs

average

$36,160

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  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing
  • Make Decisions

What does an Exercise Specialist do

An Exercise Specialist creates exercise plans designed to improve health for clients, such as those at high risk for heart, metabolic, or lung disease. They work at health clubs, hotels, gyms, and hospitals.

how to become an Exercise Specialist

The education and training required for fitness trainers and instructors varies by type of specialty, and employers often hire those with certification. Personal fitness trainers, group fitness instructors, and specialized fitness instructors each need different preparation. Requirements also vary by facility.

Education

Almost all trainers and instructors have at least a high school diploma before entering the occupation. An increasing number of employers are requiring fitness workers, particularly personal trainers, to have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree related to a health or fitness field, such as exercise science, kinesiology, or physical education. Programs often include courses in nutrition, exercise techniques, biology, anatomy, and group fitness. Personal trainers also learn how to develop fitness programs for clients of all ages.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Employers prefer to hire fitness trainers and instructors who are certified. Many personal trainers must be certified before they begin working with clients or with members of a gym or other type of health club. Group fitness instructors can begin work without certification, but employers often encourage or require them to become certified. Most specialized fitness instructors receive certification for their preferred type of training, such as yoga or Pilates.

Many organizations offer certification. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), part of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence, lists certifying organizations that are accredited.

All certification exams have a written part, and some also have a practical part. The exams measure the candidate’s knowledge of human physiology, understanding of proper exercise techniques, and ability to assess clients’ fitness levels and develop appropriate exercise programs. Many certifying organizations offer study materials to prepare for the exam, including books, webinars, other audio and visual materials, and exam preparation workshops and seminars.

Advanced certification requires an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in an exercise-related subject that includes more-specialized instruction, such as training athletes, working with people who are injured or ill, or advising clients on general health. For more information, see the profiles on athletic trainers and exercise physiologists.

Most trainers or instructors need certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators before applying for certification in physical fitness.

Training

After becoming a certified personal trainer, new trainers typically work alongside an experienced trainer before they are allowed to train clients alone.

Training for specialized fitness instructors can vary greatly. For example, the duration of programs for yoga instructors can range from a few days to more than 2 years. The Yoga Alliance offers several credentials that require a minimum of between 200 and 500 hours, with a specified number of hours in techniques, teaching methods, anatomy, physiology, philosophy, and other areas.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. Many fitness trainers and instructors must sell their services, motivating clients to hire them as personal trainers or to sign up for the classes they lead. Fitness trainers and instructors must therefore be polite, friendly, and encouraging, to maintain relationships with their clients.

Communication skills. Fitness trainers and instructors must be able to clearly explain or demonstrate exercises to clients.

Listening skills. Fitness trainers and instructors must be able to listen carefully to what clients tell them in order to determine the clients’ fitness levels and desired fitness goals.

Motivational skills. Getting fit and staying fit takes a lot of work for many clients. To keep clients coming back for more classes or to continue personal training, fitness trainers and instructors must keep their clients motivated.

Physical fitness. Fitness trainers and instructors need to be physically fit because their job requires a considerable amount of exercise. Group instructors often participate in classes, and personal trainers often need to demonstrate exercises to their clients.

Problem-solving skills. Fitness trainers and instructors must evaluate each client’s level of fitness and create an appropriate fitness plan to meet the client’s individual needs.

Advancement

Fitness trainers and instructors who are interested in management positions should get a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, physical education, kinesiology, or a related subject. Experience often is required in order for a trainer or instructor to advance to a management position in a health club or fitness center. Many organizations prefer a master’s degree for certain positions.

Personal trainers may eventually advance to a head trainer position and become responsible for hiring and overseeing the personal training staff or for bringing in new personal training clients. Head trainers also are responsible for procuring athletic equipment, such as weights or fitness machines. Some fitness trainers and instructors go into business for themselves and open their own fitness centers.

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Exercise Specialist Videos

Defining Exercise Physiology

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Real Exercise Specialist Salaries

Get paid what you deserve

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Corrective Exercise Specialist Definitions Personal Fitness, Inc. New York, NY Sep 12, 2015 $65,000
Corrective Exercise Specialist Definitions Personal Fitness, Inc. New York, NY Sep 30, 2014 $62,610
Corrective Exercise Specialist Definitions Personal Fitness New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $62,610
Corrective Exercise Specialist Definitions Personal Fitness Inc. New York, NY Oct 01, 2011 $62,610
Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist Avalon Health, LLC Gaithersburg, MD Jan 22, 2013 $50,297
Golf Performance Therapist & Exercise Specialist Junior Golf Academy of Canada Dbacore Golf Academy Winter Garden, FL Dec 02, 2016 $46,917
Exercise Specialist University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT Aug 01, 2011 $43,841
Exercise Specialist Toledo Inns Inc. Middleburg Heights, OH Sep 20, 2013 $42,000
Exercise Specialist Elyria Hotels Inc. Elyria, OH Sep 23, 2013 $42,000
Rehabilitation Exercise Specialist Avalon Health, LLC Gaithersburg, MD Jan 21, 2010 $36,418

Top Skills for a Exercise Specialist

Know what it takes to get the job done

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Top Exercise Specialist Skills

EKG, Fitness Assessments, Personal Training Sessions, Patient Care, Fitness Goals, Training Programs, Strength Training, Weight Loss, Emergency, Stress Tests, Supervise, Phase II, Fitness Programs, III, Heart Rate, Diabetes, Pulmonary Patients, Blood Pressure, Customer Service, Fitness Evaluations

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