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Exercise Specialist I

Job ID: 965457
Facility: ECU Health
Dept: Wellness Ctr Exercise Program
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Part-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Nov 10, 2023

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Wellness Centers

ECU Health Wellness Centers are medical fitness facilities designed to empower members to achieve optimal health. Each of the three locations—Greenville, Washington and Ahoskie—offer a broad range of exercise, aquatic and wellness services for all ages and fitness levels, including personal training, group fitness classes, Exercise is Medicine programs, massage therapy, nutrition counseling and more.

Position Summary

Plan, implement, supervise, and monitor exercise prescription and progression in groups and one on one. Educate, motivate, monitor and assist customers/patients to assure safety and a positive experience. Cultivate a customer/patient and family centered approach by including goals and wishes of the participant/patient in the exercise programming/prescription. May serve as team leader for specialty program of expertise.


Perform assessments according to protocol, develop exercise prescriptions and interventions to meet individual needs across a range of demographics and health levels, educate and motivate customer/patients on results and personal plan.

Provide safe and effective individual or group instruction through verbal and demonstration of equipment and techniques, monitoring participants, coaching on modifications, progression and corrective measures while creating and maintaining an atmosphere conducive to motivation, learning and fun. Closely supervise, assist and be accessible to customers/patients to assure safety and a positive experience. . Evaluate and adjust to promote participant progression and outcomes based on customer/patient response.

May be responsible for a program or assigned project or research to lead, design, evaluate, and drive team and patient/participant engagement.

Serve as a coach, engage customers/patients in their plan of care, actively seek out opportunities to motivate and educate, navigate to resources, and promote high engagement to drive usage, compliance, outcomes and experience. As appropriate, participate in interdisciplinary meetings and communications with providers and care teams to discuss progress and ensure customer/patient safety and continuity of care. Document as appropriate.

Model mission, vision and values; follow policies and procedures; actively contribute to organizational goals, promotion of services, team engagement, productivity and experience, customer experience and retention, process and quality improvement initiatives. Maintain certifications and stay abreast of industry advances, research and best practices. Assist with safety, cleanliness, and appearance of equipment and facilities.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree or higher
American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
Zero to two years related experience

Other Information

  • Work offsite at local Industry in Greenville area providing fitness and wellness services

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Contact Information

For additional information, please contact:

Angie Nichols, Talent Acquisition Consultant

ECU Health Talent Acquisition

Email: [email protected]


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