Exercise Physiologist Jobs

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.
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358 Exercise Physiologist jobs found on Monster.

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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...
Vista Health Ocala, FL
Exercise Physiologist-1470528 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 th...
Vista Health Cruces, NM
104-06 Exercise Physiologist - PRN-1456068 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...
Department of Veteran Affairs Los Angeles, CA, 90009
Exercise Physiologist Los Angeles, CA Duties: This announcement is for an immediate opening. Candidates notified of tentative selection will be required to complete a physical examination and/or a background investigation to include fingerprinting. For either requirement, additional information may be required and candidates will be provided one to five business days to meet theserequirements. ...
Piedmont Healthcare Jasper, GA
Exercise Physiologist-Cardiac Job Number: 1401013 Description Piedmont Mountainside Hospital is located in Jasper, GA approximately 60 miles north of Atlanta. We are building a pool of interested and qualified candidates in anticipation of potential future staffing needs. Developing and implementing cardiac rehab treatment plans and providing cardiac education to patients and families. Able t...
Meridian Health Manahawkin, NJ, 08050
Overview: The Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Exercise Physiologist assists with duties within the program under the direct supervision of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coordinator. All methods of practice shall conform to written established hospital policies and procedures, and shall be carried out to the highest achievable level of competence in a manner demonstrating concern and consi...
Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, SC, 29172
Basic Functions: Evaluation, coordination, and exercise educational planning of the Cardiac /Pulmonary/or Vascular Rehab patient. Position focuses on risk reduction and behavior intervention and modification. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or Exercise Physiology Certified in Basic Life Support or certified within 3 months of employment Advanced knowledge of exercise...
Community Health System Tomball, TX, 77375
The function of the Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) is highly specialized and the employee is hired for their ability to provide individualized, age specific, and goal directed exercise prescriptions for all patients. The CEP assesses muscular, cardiorespiratory, and metabolic responses to exercise to determine the needs of the patient in order to create/modify ther plan of care and exercise ...
Anne Arundel Medical Center Annapolis, MD, 21401
Position Objective Evaluates patients for cardiopulmonary rehab services and provides appropriate therapy including exercise, education and counseling according to department policies and procedures. Assesses the effectiveness of interventions and documents according to department standards. There is reasonable anticipation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens. ...
MountainView Hospital
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....
MountainView Hospital
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...
MountainView Hospital
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 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...
Community Health Systems Inc Hattiesburg, MS
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...
Wesley Medical Center Hattiesburg, MS
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...
Cleveland Clinic Owasa, OK
Develops exercise prescription and oversees exercise progression in patients with cardiovascular disease in a rehabilitative setting.Provides patient testing before and after rehabilitation including strength, body composition, flexibility, balance and endurance.Provides exercise prescription for patients utilizing test data, patient status and current medication regimen; updates prescription acco...
Parallon Business Solutions Round Rock, TX
Description Position Summary: **This is a PRN Position** 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 h...
Parallon Business Solutions Hopewell, VA
Description 1* Ensure personal and department safety. 2* Develops and adjusts individual patient's exercise prescription based on ACSM guidelines. 3* Is proficient in use of all equipment and maintain/calibrate equipment. 4* Initiates exercise teaching with inpatients and out patients. 5* Initiates emergency measures per policy and procedure. 6* Expands knowledge base of Cardiac Rehab throug...
Health One Nashville, TN
Exercise Physiologist - Heart Wellness - PRN ( Job Number: 00001-43411 ) Work Location : United States-Tennessee-Nashville-Centennial Medical Center 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 are...
Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Elmhurst, IL, 60126
Responsible for the design and implementation of exercise programs for patients referred to cardiopulmonary rehab. Duties include supervising patient rehab sessions to ensure safe and effective treatments. As well as educating patients on proper exercise techniques and health fitness topics to decrease participant’s cardiac risks factors and increase their functional capacity. Applicants should po...

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Exercise Physiologist

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $54,080.00
Typical Salary for Exercise Physiologist
(38 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Bachelor's
73.7%
Master's
26.3%
(19 Respondents)
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