Careers in Exercise Science
"Corporate Fitness/Wellness"
Corporate fitness and wellness is no longer a "perk", but rather an investment in both the worker and the company. Companies save money by improving employee health, reducing absenteeism, turnover, and reduced health claims. Estimates show a return close to $3 for every dollar invested!  Currently about 50% of all employers (with 50 or more employees) have some type of wellness and fitness program.Clearly there is a need for trained professionals to work in this area. See more here from a 2013 report. And more here from 2009 

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Job Responsibilities

The job of the corporate wellness professional is to help address the primary causes of high health care costs. These include:

Job responsibilities will fall into a few categories:

1. Health Screening- Biometrics.
In order to address health issues, one must first assess the employees to identify those at risk. Blood pressure, blood lipids, past and present history, job related risks, blood glucose, body fat, smoking habits, dietary habits

2. Exercise / Fitness evaluations
These may be submaximal or maximal tests using a variety of modes. Clients may be low risk or higher risk (most are higher risk).

3. Exercise prescription and supervision
Designing prudent exercise plans and then assisting individuals with their exercise.

4. "Other",
    Including diet analysis and counseling, office ergonomics (i.e how to lift properly, posture, job related physical challenges)



B.S Degree in Exercise Science or Wellness-related degree

Ability to perform initial health assessments, risk stratification.
Ability to conduct fitness evaluations including: aerobic capacity, body composition, strength
Ability to lead group exercise.
Supervision of exercise, working with clients that have health risks (heart disease, diabetes)
Certification by ACSM, NSCA 


Oral and written communication skill, create newsletters
Ability to instruct and educate clients
Interpersonal skills to work with a range of individuals



Similar to other wellness settings, entry level pay is in the mid 20's, with B.S prepared first year employees averaging about $ 29,000. Program managers average about $48,000. These salaries will vary by region and size of program.

Here are a few links to gain salary information:

Medifit Corporate salaries

Corporate Fitness Works Salaries

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Corporate Fitness Works

Wellness Coordinator/Exercise Physiologist

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Job Description

Corporate Fitness Works is looking for an experienced wellness professional to provide superior health, wellness and fitness programming for a corporate health and fitness facility.   Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Coordinate and administer physical capability testing
  • Coordinate exercise training and exercise testing programs
  • Provide individualized exercise testing and programming
  • Deliver exceptional internal and external customer service
  • Manage reports and data outcomes
  • Establish and measure health and fitness goals
  • Deliver health promotion services
  • Provide timely communication and reports
  • Maintain fitness and testing equipment



Required Skills
  • Experience with public speaking, health coaching and health education
  • Personable; positive attitude
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills required
  • Strong organization and business writing skills required
  • Excellent computer skills; Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Required Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor control, etc. required; Master's degree preferred
  • ACSM Health Fitness Specialist Certification preferred
  • NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist preferred
  • Experience with exercise testing and exercise program development
  • Experience with wellness programming in a professional setting
  • CPR, First Aid and AED certification required

Pre-employment background check required

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled



Job Location
Evansville, Indiana, United States

Medifit Corporate Wellness

We're seeking a Health Fitness Specialist to assist at our fitness center.

As our new Health Fitness Specialist you will:

·         Supervise and monitor exercise participants. 
·         Perform fitness assessments, determine exercise prescriptions, and design workout programs for a diverse population, including a variety of high risk clientele. 
·         Provide one-on-one consulting, training and motivation. 
·         Design & Implement of incentive, health promotion, and other specialty programs. 
·         Instruct of group exercise classes. 
·         Perform administrative tasks associated with facility operations. 
·         Other duties as assigned.

MediFit only hires the best!


Fun is a huge part of our culture. We enjoy the camaraderie of others; we laugh and savor the journey. As a MediFit Health Fitness Specialist, you'll join our nationwide network of enthusiastic professionals who collaborate with the top minds in the industry on a daily basis.  Our community takes advantage of some of the most current internet tools, including personal web pages, instant messaging and Google + to share their excitement about fitness and wellness.  We make a difference in people's lives.  If you are one of the best, we want you to help us do it. Join us!

Qualified candidates must possess all of the following:

·         Outgoing personality and excellent communication skills 
·         Superior customer service skills 
·         CPR/AED certified (Current) 
·         Bachelor Degree (Exercise related field)

We need you!

We want to add your  spirit and distinctiveness to our own.  Together we will innovate and create new and special ways to achieve meaningful and lasting behavior change for our members.  It is your passion that drives you and we love that.


Join MediFit, Build a Career!


At MediFit you will have boundless opportunities for growth.  Most of our leadership team began their careers working as fitness professionals in fitness facilities.  Wherever you go across the country, a career with MediFit will provide you with the opportunity to learn from the best and continually advance your career.  


 We offer great benefits!


MediFit’s mission is to help people live healthier, happier lives.  We believe that begins with our team members and ends with our clients. To show our dedication we provide a broad array of benefits to eligible team members. Some of those benefits include medical, dental and vision coverage, 401K match, flexible spending plans, employee recognition programs, commuter benefits and one of the most flexible and generous paid time off programs in the industry.