What does a Wellness Director do?

An exercise physiologist is responsible for developing a fitness plan for an individual recovering from an injury or illness. They are responsible for ensuring that the patient can increase their mobility. A few of the main duties of an exercise physiologist are assessing a patient's needs, consulting patients on a best plan of action, developing exercise programs, and performing fitness tests. They also have to create reports based on a patient's progress Some of the job titles that an exercise physiologist had in the past would be personal trainer and health coach.

An exercise physiologist should have two years of experience in a similar role as well as a Master's degree in exercise physiology. One of the most important skills that an exercise physiologist will have is the ability to connect with patients. Another skill is exercise knowledge as the exercise physiologist will have to create an exercise plan for a patient.

  • Create exercise plans for patients
  • Administer fitness tests
  • Grade overall fitness of a patient
  • Consult patients on a best plan of action
  • Assess a patient's needs
  • Improve the overall health of a patient
  • Maintain accurate records of exercises performed
  • Monitor heart rate during training sessions
  • Master's degree in exercise physiology
  • Ability to create a fitness plan for a patient
  • Ability to administer a fitness test
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to use EKG equipment
  • Deep knowledge of exercises
  • Ability to sympathize with patients
  • Great interpersonal skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.3 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 year

Wellness Director Salaries

Average Base Pay

$63,661 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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$44K
Median: $64K
$93K
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Associate Director of Exercise Physiology
$45,644/yr
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Ascension HealthAscension Health
Exercise Physiologist
Mar 30, 2021

“pay was not good and they did scale your pay based on years of experience in the field”

NoomNoom
Health Coach
Sep 10, 2019

“Hours are flexible which is great if you have little ones or go to school.”

Brookdale Senior LivingBrookdale Senior Living
Health and Wellness Director
Oct 9, 2019

“I have great support from my superiors and have been given the autonomy my licensure indicates.”

OrthoVirginiaOrthoVirginia
Exercise Technician
Jun 10, 2019

“pay raise was not given for two years even after receiving an excellent employee review; no back pay”

Plus One Health ManagementPlus One Health Management
Exercise Specialist
Jul 20, 2019

“Being able to have consistent clients on a regular basis for Personal Training was great.”

National Health EducatorsNational Health Educators
Health and Fitness Specialist
Aug 23, 2019

“I have a personal training business with a great clientele that I did not want to disband.”

Retirement UnlimitedRetirement Unlimited
Wellness Director
May 27, 2020

“The one thing I love about working for such an amazing corporation is that offers so many benefits.”

Grand Villa Senior LivingGrand Villa Senior Living
PTA Assistant
Sep 22, 2021

“Therapy staff were really welcoming and great to work with.”

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