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Become A Health And Wellness Instructor

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Working As A Health And Wellness Instructor

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Getting Information
  • Training and Teaching Others
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • $90,840

    Average Salary

What Does A Health And Wellness Instructor Do At Aegis Therapies

* Perform all work assignments and/or work schedules thoroughly and in a timely manner as outlined in work assignments/work schedules and instructed by the Director in accordance with established policies and procedures including, but not limited to Safety, Infection Control, Activity, Personnel, Resident/Tenant Rights including confidentiality and grievances, Abuse and Neglect, and HIPAA.
* Report any concerns regarding standard of practice of other staff members immediately to the Director.
* Ask for clarification regarding procedures as needed.
* These duties may include, but are not limited to:
* Assist the Director with the development, planning, coordinating, directing, organizing, communicating, and implementing in and out of campus, individual and group recreational programs to meet the variety of needs, capabilities, interests, and physical, intellectual, cognitive, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of residents/tenants in order to assist residents/tenants to develop interpersonal relationships, socialize effectively, and occupy their time as directed by the Director.
* Encourage and assist residents/tenants to develop leisure activities.
* Remind, escort, and/or transport residents/tenants to/from activities.
* Coordinate and set up needed rooms and supplies for activities.
* Assist with decorating the campus for holidays.
* Assist with campus volunteer program.
* Assist in design and implementation of marketing and promotions initiatives to attract appropriate clientele and expand program participation
* Monitor client participation and performance and produces records as requested
* Monitor existing equipment and supplies available for effective operation of programs and makes suggestions for enhancements
* Promote company as a national presence in professional conferences/seminars, and participates in presentations as available
* Participate as requested in quality review activities to assure appropriate delivery of services, and standards of practice requirements are met
* Complete required documentation relative to patient/employee services
* Adhere to established procedures related to patient orientation/start-up
* Monitor number of wellness/exercise sessions
* Interact with customer staff and team members in a positive manner, work collaboratively to ensure patient/employee and customer satisfaction relative to services rendered

What Does A Health And Wellness Instructor Do At Florida Hospital

* Demonstrates through behavior Florida Hospital’s Core Values of Integrity, Compassion, Balance, Excellence, Stewardship and Teamwork as outlined in the organization’s Performance Excellence Program
* Coordinates exercise program including referral proceedings, scheduling, program planning and exercise supervision to achieve the goals of the Rehabilitation Department, patient/client and Physician.
* Provides appropriate documentation of all proceedings to ensure program quality and meet hospital and department standards.
* Also records additional pertinent information in notes and other appropriate forms at time of occurrence.
* Performs and interprets the results of the physiological assessment accurately.
* Recognizes high-risk individuals and designs/refers appropriate exercise prescription.
* Utilizes communication skills appropriate to the population served, which may include: Pediatric (1 < 12 yrs), Adolescent (12 < 18 yrs), Adult (18 < 65 yrs) and Geriatric (65 yrs).
* Maintains patient/client safety by explaining and demonstrating correct exercise technique and equipment use, closely supervising all activities and discontinuing patient’s exercise if condition warrants.
* Educates and leads wellness participants and community members in all wellness related topics and exercise classes.
* Practices principles of employee and patient safety when performing daily job activities via observation.
* Actively promotes and implements marketing plan specific to the program as appropriate
* When available and as required, assists with patient care following the technical aide job description “Duties and Responsibilities” section.
* Meets at least 75% of the productivity standard.
* Complies with FH Compliance Plan, rules and regulations of all local, state, and federal agencies, and with the standards of all accrediting bodies and payors as evident through documentation reviews, tracers and rounds results.
* Takes responsibility for the environment of care by monitoring and taking action as needed.
* If you want to be a part of a team that is dedicated to delivering the highest quality in patient care, we invite you to explore the Exercise Therapist / Exercise Physiologist opportunity with RDV Sportsplex and apply online today.
* Job Keywords:
* Exercise Therapist, Patient Rehab, RDV Sportsplex, Maitland

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How To Become A Health And Wellness Instructor

Educational requirements vary with the subject taught and the type of educational institution. Most commonly, postsecondary teachers must have a Ph.D. However, a master's degree may be enough for some postsecondary teachers at community colleges. In career and technical schools, work experience may be important for getting a postsecondary teaching job.


Postsecondary teachers who work for 4-year colleges and universities typically need a doctoral degree in their field. Some schools may hire those with a master’s degree or those who are doctoral degree candidates for some specialties, such as fine arts, or for some part-time positions.

Doctoral programs generally take multiple years after the completion of a bachelor’s degree program. They spend time completing a master’s degree and then writing a doctoral dissertation, which is a paper presenting original research in the student’s field of study. Candidates usually specialize in a subfield, such as organic chemistry or European history.

Community colleges or career and technical schools also may hire those with a master’s degree. However, in some fields, there are more applicants than available positions. In these situations, institutions can be more selective, and they frequently choose applicants who have a Ph.D. over those with a master’s degree.

Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. At a minimum they must hold the degree of the program in which they are teaching. For example, the teacher must hold an associate’s degree if they teach a program that is at the associate’s degree level. In addition, work experience or certification may be just as important as education for getting a postsecondary teaching job at a career or technical school.

Other Experience

Some institutions may prefer to hire those with teaching or other work experience, but this is not a requirement for all fields or for all employers.

In health specialties, art, or education fields, hands-on work experience in the industry can be important. Postsecondary teachers in these fields often gain experience by working in an occupation related to their field of expertise.

In fields such as biological science, physics, and chemistry, some postsecondary teachers have postdoctoral research experience. These short-term jobs, sometimes called “post-docs,” usually involve working for 2 to 3 years as a research associate or in a similar position, often at a college or university.

Some postsecondary teachers gain teaching experience by working as graduate teaching assistants—students who are enrolled in a graduate program and teach classes in the institution in which they are enrolled.

Some postsecondary teachers, especially adjunct professors, have another job in addition to teaching.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Postsecondary teachers who prepare students for an occupation that requires a license, certification, or registration, may need to have—or they may benefit from having—the same credential. For example, a postsecondary nursing teacher might need a nursing license or a postsecondary education teacher might need a teaching license.


A major goal for postsecondary teachers with a doctoral degree is attaining a tenure—a guarantee that a professor cannot be fired without just cause. It can take up to 7 years of moving up the ranks in tenure-track positions. The ranks are assistant professor, associate professor, and professor. Tenure is granted through a review of the candidate’s research, contribution to the institution, and teaching.

Tenure and tenure track positions are declining as institutions are relying more heavily on part-time faculty.

Some tenured professors advance to administrative positions, such as dean or president. For information on deans and other administrative positions, see the profile on postsecondary education administrators. For more information about college and university presidents, see the profile on top executives.

Important Qualities

Critical-thinking skills. To challenge established theories and beliefs, conduct original research, and design experiments, postsecondary teachers need good critical-thinking skills.

Interpersonal skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be able to work well with others and must have good communication skills to serve on committees and give lectures.

Resourcefulness. Postsecondary teachers need to be able to present information in a way that students will understand. They need to adapt to the different learning styles of their students and teach students who have little or no experience with the subject.

Speaking skills. Postsecondary teachers need good communication skills to give lectures.

Writing skills. Most postsecondary teachers need to be skilled writers to publish original research and analysis.

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Hebrew

  • Mandarin

  • Cantonese

  • Russian

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Top Health And Wellness Instructor Skills

  1. Weight Management
  2. Wellness Program
  3. Safe Environment
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Focus was both on personal nutrition with an emphasis on weight management as well as preparing nursing students for nutrition assessments.
  • Educated and enrolled employees into wellness program
  • Ensured a safe environment and atmosphere for inner city children and teens.
  • Develop financial reports and forecasts submitted to Program Manager for programmatic decision making.
  • Read blood pressure, checked cholesterol, and performed BMI readings.

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