The job of clinical exercise specialist is a physical job because you will be helping customers find the best ways to exercise. In some cases, you might exercise with them as well. However, it is also mental because you must know about health science, in order to give members and patients the best exercise regime possible. You will usually be working indoors in a clinic.
One qualification required is a bachelor’s degree in health science. You must have some experience, preferably one year in the health industry. You will be working with members and customers, as well as with co-workers, supervisors, and higher-level management.
One thing a clinical exercise specialist has to do is make sure all clinical equipment is working and is in good order. You will also implement healthy fitness regimes for patients and monitor and document their progress. You also have to demonstrate the use of equipment to new patients and members. Relaying the benefits of the programs, facilities and services of the clinic to members is another essential job function. You will also have to be able to cultivate and maintain cordial relationships with customers and members, in order to have a good working and exercise environment. You also will be doing exercise-related class instruction. Another thing you will do is assist clinical staff in exercise intervention with patients and members of the clinic. When doing work related activities, you must comply with the core values of the company.
Clinical Exercise Specialist Tasks
Create, implement, and help maintain exercise and lifestyle goals for patients following treatment for disease, injury or health issues.
Record treatment given and equipment used.
Instruct, safeguard and assist patients practicing exercises and functional activities.
Administer active and passive manual therapeutic exercises.
Observe patients during treatment to compile and evaluate data on progress.