About the Job

Job Title

Health/Fitness Specialist (per diem)

Job Category

Exercise Specialist


National Institute for Fitness and Sport
Terra Haute, Indiana 47802

Job Description and Requirements

SUMMARY OF POSITION: The National Institute for Fitness and Sport is looking for a qualified Health Fitness Specialist (Specialist) who can work as needed at our retirement community fitness center in Terra Haute. The Specialist uses specialized educational experience and training combined with independent judgment to ensure quality in all areas of the Fitness Center, including but not limited to, exercise program design, fitness testing, customer service, group exercise on land and in the water, and other Fitness Center and/or departmental initiatives. The Specialist reports to the facility Manager.

Bachelor's degree in a health-related field from four-year college/university preferred
Relevant job experience required
Ability to teach basic group fitness classes
Ability to safely and accurately prescribe exercise for older adults using ACSM guidelines
ACSM Health/Fitness Specialist Certification preferred; other industry-related certifications (CPT, CSCS, etc) acknowledged
Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification required

Assesses health status of members, ranging from apparently healthy to high risk, to provide exercise and other wellness-related counsel/recommendations unique to each individual
Exercise Prescriptions: Evaluates and combines member goals, health history, fitness test data, physician recommendations, ACSM guidelines, and other relevant information to create effective exercise programs; researches unknown conditions, goals, or other relevant information as needed
Health Forms: Evaluates health forms in accordance with ACSM guidelines; uses professional judgment to accurately process each application
Creates educational and program-specific print materials that are relevant to older adults and that convey safe and accurate health information; writes clearly and informatively, varies writing style to meet audience needs
Teaches group exercise classes both on land; provides a range of acceptable activities to meet various fitness levels of class participants; adheres to appropriate safety guidelines while keeping classes inviting, challenging, and well-attended
Supervises fitness center and uses educational background and other relevant training to accurately and safely answer member questions related to health, fitness, and wellbeing
Conducts orientations according to the facility layout, membership policies/procedures, and Quality Assurance guidelines
Assists with marketing programs and services to members and other employees/residents of the client
Partners with other staff to help clean equipment and other areas of the facility as needed
Performs other duties as assigned


Codie Monhollen
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS POSITION: Well qualified candidates should submit their resume to Codie Monhollen at cmonhollen@nifs.org

[posted Jun 3, 2016]

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