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Sanford Health Exercise Specialist - Worksite Wellness Programs in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Exercise Specialist | Worksite Wellness Programs | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : Worksite Wellness Programs

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other


Demonstrates expert knowledge in the field of exercise science and fitness. Assists with fitness assessments and fitness-related education programs. Participates in planning and implementing individual/group fitness programs.

Participates in health condition assessments. Administers fitness testing procedures and interprets test results for individuals. Coordinates the development of exercise/fitness programs for low, medium and high-risk populations. Maintains fitness equipment. Possesses thorough knowledge of human physiology and the ability to prescribe exercise according to accepted guidelines. Performs physiologic assessments including body fat analysis, blood pressure and strength assessments.

Teaches additional fitness classes when needed. Develops and instructs training boot camps and small group training sessions in addition to private training session. Instructs participants in maintaining exertion levels to maximize benefits from exercise routines. Teaches proper breathing techniques used during physical exertion. Offers alternatives during fitness classes and private training sessions in order to accommodate to different levels of fitness. Promotes Wellness Center memberships alongside promoting personal training sessions.

Works on the floor addressing responsibilities such as maintaining fitness equipment and locker rooms as needed. Ensures the overall environment is safe, clean and presentable.


Creates action plans that ensure the accomplishment of responsibilities.;Coaches others to improve their skills.;Supervise maintenance of exercise or exercise testing equipment.;Seeks opportunities to serve as a mentor.;Prioritizes constantly while maintaining well-defined goals.;Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.;Performs at least 2-3 concurrent activities without reducing productivity.;Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed.;Modulates own tone and body language.;Interview participants to obtain medical history or assess participant goals.;Explains how managing customer perceptions and expectations enhances customer service.;Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.;Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.;


Diabetes Exercise Certification is preferred. Familiarity with Exercise is Medicine model is preferred.


Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, Exercise Science, Corporate Fitness or a related field of study is required. In lieu of bachelor's degree, will accept national accreditation in personal training.

Acceptance of any national accredited personal training certification.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required.

Additionally, may be required to obtain and subsequently maintain specific competencies and certifications based on facility needs, including: Aid certification and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification required within 30 days of hire.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care,

leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research,

education and community growth. We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition

here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families

and communities. We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Health Plan

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD07986