Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
SOC: 11-9039.02


Manage or coordinate fitness and wellness programs and services. Manage and train staff of wellness specialists, health educators, or fitness instructors.

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Alternate Titles:

  • Campus Wellness Coordinator
  • Certified Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Certified Wellness Program Manager
  • Chief Wellness Officer
  • City Wellness Coordinator
  • Corporate Fitness Program Coordinator
  • Corporate Wellness Coordinator
  • County Public Health Wellness Coordinator
  • Employee Assistance Program Wellness Coordinator
  • Employee Wellness/Fitness Coordinator
  • Executive Wellness Programs Director
  • Fitness and Wellness Coordinator
  • Fitness and Wellness Director
  • Fitness and Wellness Manager
  • Fitness Coordinator
  • Fitness Director
  • Fitness Manager
  • Fitness Supervisor
  • Fitness/Wellness Director
  • Group Fitness Manager (GFM)
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Health, Wellness, and Nutrition Coordinator
  • Hospital Wellness Coordinator
  • Lifestyle Director
  • Recreation Manager
  • Recreational Sports Director
  • Sports, Fitness, and Wellness Director
  • State Public Health Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Ambassador
  • Wellness Coach
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Wellness Director
  • Wellness Manager
  • Wellness Program Coordinator
  • Worksite Wellness Practitioner

  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed


    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.


    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • Track attendance, participation, or performance data related to wellness events.
  • Provide individual support or counseling in general wellness or nutrition.
  • Maintain or arrange for maintenance of fitness equipment or facilities.
  • Develop marketing campaigns to promote a healthy lifestyle or participation in fitness or wellness programs.
  • Conduct needs assessments or surveys to determine interest in, or satisfaction with, wellness and fitness programs, events, or services.
  • Teach fitness classes to improve strength, flexibility, cardiovascular conditioning, or general fitness of participants.
  • Select or supervise contractors, such as event hosts or health, fitness, and wellness practitioners.
  • Respond to customer, public, or media requests for information about wellness programs or services.
  • Recommend or approve new program or service offerings to promote wellness and fitness, produce revenues, or minimize costs.
  • Prepare or implement budgets and strategic, operational, purchasing, or maintenance plans.
  • Organize and oversee health screenings or other preventive measures, such as mammography, blood pressure, or cholesterol screenings or flu vaccinations.
  • Organize and oversee events such as organized runs or walks.
  • Demonstrate proper operation of fitness equipment, such as resistance machines, cardio machines, free weights, or fitness assessment devices.
  • Manage or oversee fitness or recreation facilities, ensuring safe and clean facilities and equipment.
  • Maintain wellness- and fitness-related schedules, records, or reports.
  • Conduct or facilitate training sessions or seminars for wellness and fitness staff.
  • Develop fitness or wellness classes, such as yoga, aerobics, strength training, or aquatics, ensuring a diversity of class offerings.
  • Supervise fitness or wellness specialists, such as fitness instructors, nutritionists, or health educators.
  • Develop or coordinate fitness and wellness programs or services.
  • Interpret insurance data or Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) data to develop programs that address specific needs of target populations.
  • Organize and oversee fitness or wellness programs, such as information presentations, blood drives, or training in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
  • Track cost-containment strategies and programs to evaluate effectiveness.
  • Use computer skills and software to manage Web sites or databases, publish newsletters, or provide webinars.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Automatic blood pressure cuffs
  • Body fat calipers
  • Computer laser printers
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Emergency medical aid kits
  • Exercise treadmills
  • Free weights
  • Height measurement rulers
  • Laptop computers
  • Lower body weight machines
  • Manual blood pressure cuffs
  • Measuring tapes
  • Personal computers
  • Stationary exercise bicycles
  • Teleconferencing equipment
  • Upper body weight machines
  • Weight measurement scales
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat software
  • Data entry software
  • Email software
  • MicroFit HealthWizard
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • Microsoft Word
  • Payroll software
  • Web browser software
  • Work scheduling software

  • management

    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020