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Exercise Physiologists Overview
Exercise physiologists serve dual roles as both physician and researcher as they treat injuries and disease through the use of exercise. Because of their experience studying how the human body reacts, exercise physiologists also often work in teaching positions. Exercise physiologists are pivotal in helping individuals recover from physical defects and in allowing the body to heal itself naturally without the use of invasive surgeries.
Exercise Physiologists Educational Requirements
A bachelor's degree is the minimum requirement to become an exercise physiologist, although it is more common to hold a master's degree or doctoral degree. Most physiologists begin as interns before either being promoted or opening their own practice. A desire to help others, plus the curiosity to learn more about the human body, is required. Maintaining good physical condition is also helpful in order to demonstrate proper exercise form to patients.
Exercise Physiologists Job Market
If not working in their own practice, physiologists can be employed in gyms as physical trainers and therapists, in research facilities, in medical facilities and more. Because of the sheer number of possibilities for exercise physiologists, the demand is quite high, although the number employed is small. The intense education requirements mean that few people take the time to obtain the required training. There are currently around 6,000 exercise physiologists employed across the United States with another 1,300 openings available. The number of employed physiologists is projected to grow by 9 percent by 2022 to 6,500 individuals employed. Similar positions include Physical Therapist jobs.
Exercise Physiologists Salary
Exercise physiologists do not make as much as other medical professionals, but their income is still quite substantial. The median wage is around $22 an hour with some locations paying a starting wage of $18 an hour. Annual wages range from $26,000 at some facilities to as high as $66,000. The amount an exercise physiologist can earn is largely based on whether they are employed at a research facility or a gym or serve in a clinical capacity. Those who work as physicians typically earn significantly more than exercise physiologists who work as personal trainers or researchers.
Exercise Physiologist True Results is a leader in obesity disease management specializing in Lap Band, Gastric Sleeve and Gastric Bypass procedures. True Results provides access to an expert team of affiliated weight loss surgeons, healthcare professionals, surgical centers and support resources all dedicated to the care of bariatric patients. Our proprietary patient processes include free insura...
Rare opportunity to work with children and adolescents by educating them about weight management, providing exercise and teaching healthy lifestyle choices. Schedule: Part-time, Monday - Friday 3:00pm to 7:00pm Job Summary Provide patient care in the form of exercise education/instruction Essential Duties and Responsibilities § Develop appropriate exercise prescriptions for physical activity....
Company Confidential Falls Church, VA, 22040
We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated Exercise Physiologist to work in an upscale environment at a medical facility in the Tyson's Corner/Falls Church/ Arlington area. You will provide exercise stress testing, detailed fitness assessments and createf an individualized exercise program prescription for our clients. The position offers regular hours- 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The position ...
Job Purpose: Conducts physical stress testing utilizing variety of equipment to include Treadmill. Supports physical therapy care delivery by preparing treatment area, patient, equipment and materials; performing procedures, under the supervision of a physical therapist. Duties: * Prepares treatment room for patient by following prescribed procedures and protocols. * Prepares patients for phys...
Exercise Physiologist needed to perform Bruce Stress Echo testing in a mobile setting (all Burroughs). We are looking to quickly hire a part time/per diem experienced exercise physiologist. Bachelors in Exercise Science or equivalent. ACLS certification required. Job description: To perform treadmill Bruce Stress Testing. Including monitoring of the ECG, blood pressure and heart rate during all ph...
HCA-Mountain Houston, TX
Job Description: Job: 1715032 Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Cardiovascular, the Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist is responsible for the assessment, development and implementation of the exercise program. Provides open heart education to patients. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in process improvement (PI) activities. Job...
Vista Health Cruces, NM
Description The Cardiopulmonary Exercise Aide is an individual who assists the Cardiac Rehab R.N., and the Pulmonary Rehab R.T. in the daily operation and care of the patients in the rehab programs. The individual is under the direct supervision of the R.N./R.T. in attendance. Cardiopulmonary Exercise Assistant will also cross train in the Heart Station, performing inpatient ECG Qualifications ...
Vista Health Ocala, FL
Description Develops, implements, and evaluates exercise programs for patients. Assesses cardiovascular and metabolic effects of exercise for cardiac and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Creates educational materials and sessions for patients. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. May lead and direct the work of others. A wide degree...
Job Description Performs needs assessment based on patient's medical history, stress testing results, co morbidity, and musculoskeletal disorders in order to establish an integrated Plan of Care. Develops a comprehensive plan of rehabilitation, including the establishment Requirements 1 to 3 years of related clinical experience. Bachelors degree. Training in CV technology or equivilent combinat...
Job Description Experience Post graduate clinical exercise physiologist 0-3 years clinical exercise physiology experience; 1 - 3 years clinical exercise physiology work with pulmonary patients and in pulmonary rehabilitation preferred Education Required: BA/BS Degree Preferred: BA/BS degree in exercise science, exercise physiology, kinesiology with clinical experience in pulmonary rehabilitat...
Barnabas Health Livingston, NJ
Tell A Friend Add To Job Cart Apply Now Exercise Physiologist, #00037726 Facility: Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center Shift: Day Status: Per Diem Location: Livingston, NJ The Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center located in Livingston, NJ, is one of the nation?s most sophisticated ambulatory health care facilities. We provide the highest quality medical care in an environment that sets ...
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description Position Summary: Exercise Physiologists assess, evaluate, and prescribe safe and effective exercise for patients with cardiac injury, disease or abnormality. Exercise Physiologists (1) orientates the patients to the equipment; (2) monitor hemodynamic responses during exercise; (3) examine proper exercising technique; (4) develop an appropriate exercising hear...
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description Centerpoint Medical Center–Independence, MO Exercise Physiologist - PRN Centerpoint Medical Center features 221 private rooms, state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and some of the latest clinical services available to patients. Along with our high-tech services, we also remain focused on providing compassionate care and the best possible customer servic...
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description Job Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Cardiovascular, the Cardiac Rehab Exercise Specialist is responsible for the assessment, development and implementation of the exercise program. Provides open heart education to patients. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in process improvement (PI) activities....
Schedule: Full-time Description TriStar Centennial Medical Center–Nashville, TN Exercise Physiologist Our 657 bed hospital is both nationally and locally recognized, including being named as one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals in the areas of cardiology, stroke, orthopaedics and breast cancer management. As a result of the continued advances in quality care, many improvements in all areas of...
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description The Exercise Physiologist responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating clinical exercise programs. Administers medical tests under physician supervision to promote patient physical fitness and provide expert advice on exercise for people with chronic diseases. Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation/Exercise Science Minimum 1 year of...
MountainView Hospital VA
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description Independently gives patients’ home exercise regimen based on ACSM and AACVPR guidelines. Recommends adjustments of the exercise prescription to the Level II E.S. or R.N. Demonstrates competency in the use of all exercise equipment, telemetry, computers, and outcomes monitoring systems. Communicate, educate, and promote the benefits of cardiopulmonary rehab...
Schedule: PRN/Per Diem Description TriStar Centennial Medical Center – Nashville, TN Exercise Physiologist Our 657 bed hospital is both nationally and locally recognized, including being named as one of the nation's Top 100 Hospitals in the areas of cardiology, stroke, orthopaedics and breast cancer management. As a result of the continued advances in quality care, many improvements in all are...
MountainView Hospital FL
Schedule: Part-time Description The Exercise Physiologist is a participating member of a multidisciplinary team providing the goals of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Services for JFK Medical Center. That goal is the achievement and maintenance of optimal physical & psychological well-being through lifestyle change of individuals with ischemic heart disease. A Cardiac Rehabilitation knowledge base is...
Baylor Health Care System PLANO, TX
Description Exercise Physiologist II Uses educational background to coordinate, plan and direct preventative and rehabilitative health care for patients in the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and/or of the Sports Science department. Provides patient care by observing and assessing the patient’s condition, performing patient care interventions and testing, evaluating the re...
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$20,800.00 - $54,080.00
Typical Salary for Exercise Physiologist
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Develops, implements, and coordinates exercise programs and administers medical tests, under physician's supervision, to program participants to promote physical fitness.
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Exercise Physiology Knowledge
Records heart activity, using electrocardiograph (EKG) machine, while participant undergoes stress test on treadmill, under physician's supervision.
Conducts individual and group aerobic, strength, and flexibility exercises.
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