What does a Senior Exercise Physiologist I do?

An exercise physiologist is responsible for developing a fitness plan for an individual recovering from an injury or illness. They are responsible for ensuring that the patient can increase their mobility. A few of the main duties of an exercise physiologist are assessing a patient's needs, consulting patients on a best plan of action, developing exercise programs, and performing fitness tests. They also have to create reports based on a patient's progress Some of the job titles that an exercise physiologist had in the past would be personal trainer and health coach.

An exercise physiologist should have two years of experience in a similar role as well as a Master's degree in exercise physiology. One of the most important skills that an exercise physiologist will have is the ability to connect with patients. Another skill is exercise knowledge as the exercise physiologist will have to create an exercise plan for a patient.

What responsibilities are common for Senior Exercise Physiologist I jobs?
  • Create exercise plans for patients
  • Administer fitness tests
  • Grade overall fitness of a patient
  • Consult patients on a best plan of action
  • Assess a patient's needs
  • Improve the overall health of a patient
  • Maintain accurate records of exercises performed
  • Monitor heart rate during training sessions
What are the typical qualifications for Senior Exercise Physiologist I jobs?
  • Master's degree in exercise physiology
  • Ability to create a fitness plan for a patient
  • Ability to administer a fitness test
  • Great attention to detail
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
  • Ability to use EKG equipment
  • Deep knowledge of exercises
  • Ability to sympathize with patients
  • Great interpersonal skills
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Senior Exercise Physiologist I Career Path

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Senior Exercise Physiologist I Insights

Read what Senior Exercise Physiologist I professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Ascension HealthAscension Health
Exercise Physiologist
30 Mar 2021

“pay was not good and they did scale your pay based on years of experience in the field”

Goal Specialist (Remote Health Coach)
4 Jan 2023

“this one is abusive and I am in a MUCH better place since moving forward.”

Healthbox CIC
Health and Wellbeing Coach
8 Feb 2023

“There is no micromanaging and an understanding of it you get the job done everyone is happy.”

Performance Physical Therapy (RI, MA)Performance Physical Therapy (RI, MA)
Exercise Specialist
10 Aug 2021

“You make great friends with your coworkers and form amazing relationships with the patients you work with.”

Kieser TrainingKieser Training
Exercise Physiologist
28 Apr 2023

“Management change your ability to hit weekly KPI's based on the centers performance and current 'sales'.”

Health Coach
20 Sept 2022

“this worked for me but it was very low pay for high case loads (100”

The Joint ChiropracticThe Joint Chiropractic
Wellness Coordinator
16 Apr 2023

“the location i worked at had slow slow traffic at the most we would see 30”

NJF WellnessNJF Wellness
Exercise Physiologist
11 Sept 2022

“You get to work with some great clients most of whome are pretty good people.”

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Senior Exercise Physiologist I Interviews

Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of exercise physiologists

The typical day of an exercise physiologist includes working with athletes and those recovering from an injury to implement exercise into their recovery plan. A career as an exercise physiologist includes working closely with patients to understand their symptoms and limitations in order to create an exercise plan that improves flexibility and muscle strength.

The best part about becoming an exercise physiologist is that they can work in a variety of environments, making it an in-demand career. They typically have good working conditions and the opportunity to choose a schedule they prefer. Many exercise physiologists also have the opportunity to specialize in treating certain conditions.

Working as an exercise physiologist can be physically laborious at times, as they may have to help patients who have minimal mobility. One of the challenges of being an exercise physiologist is that they often have to adjust their treatment plans to accommodate unique mobility needs.

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