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Sanford Health Senior Exercise Specialist - Wellness Center - Oxbow in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Senior Exercise Specialist | Wellness Center - Oxbow | Sioux Falls, SD

City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Department : Wellness Center - Sioux Falls

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Hours Per Shift: Other


Demonstrates expert knowledge in the field of exercise science and fitness. Demonstrates ability to maintain administrative duties such as developing schedules, overseeing the intern training program, leading trainer meetings, mentoring other exercise specialist and dealing with disciplinary issues when necessary.

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.


Adapts language, tone, structure, and level of detail to the needs of others. Clarifies and handles multiple concurrent and diverse activities. Monitor participants' progress and adapt programs as needed. Conduct stress tests, using electrocardiograph (EKG) machines. Assess physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recovery or rehabilitation exercise programs. Provide clinical oversight of exercise for participants at all risk levels. Provide emergency or other appropriate medical care to participants with symptoms or signs of physical distress. Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements. Leads and presents collaborative assessments that persuasively influence decision makers. Provides a quality of service that customers describe as excellent. Demonstrates the ability to maintain focus on a regular basis and to promote habits that improve focus. Identifies the critical goals and tasks required to meet daily objectives. Seeks opportunities to serve as a mentor. Observes skill practice; offers constructive feedback.


Coordinates Sanford Forte training program.


Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field required.

Minimum of two years of leadership experience preferred.

Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, First Aid certification and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification required within 30 days of hire. Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified within six months of hire. American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and/or Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) within two years of hire. Acceptance of any national accredited personal training certification. The Wellness Center Exercise Specialists are required to have either the national accreditation or a degree in exercise science.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: SD

Job Function: Sports Medicine and Wellness

Job Schedule: PRN

Shift: Varies

Req Number: WD03287