Exercise training and testing of research participants for an NIH funded clinical trial. Duties include V02max testing with indirect calorimetry, strength testing, monitoring exercise safety, adherence and reminder phone calls, recruitment and scheduling of subjects, and maintaining subject compliance and retention to the exercise protocol. In addition, the Exercise Physiologist will report each week to the Principal Investigator and maintain exercise data records.
Monitors progress and motivates the individual during the subject's enrollment period.
Knowledge of exercise physiology and activity progression for outcome oriented goals. This includes maintaining current on field knowledge and certification.
Skillfully utilize and maintains specialized equipment, devices and computer program.
Demonstrate excellent communication and listening skills, including the ability to communicate knowledge and experiences in related field, and educating and motivating enrolled subjects.
Collaborate with multidisciplinary team members, work closely with Principal Investigator, nurse practitioner, nurses, and coordinators to facilitate subject's enrollment timeline.
Exercise testing while monitoring resting/exercise heart rate, blood pressures, and EKG as needed.
Ability to adhere to stringent research protocols and research aim timing.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology or health related field is required. CPR Certification and American College of Sports Medicine Certification (as a Personal Trainer or more advanced) is required. Master's or doctoral degree in a health related field is preferred.
Experience: One (1) year of clinical or personal training is required. Experience working with all ages including special populations (elderly) on various exercise equipment. Knowledge and experience conducting VO2 max testing, EKG testing, monitoring and interpretation.
Internal Number: 19002078
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The position will be located in the Barshop Institute which has the national distinction of two NIA-funded centers, a testing site of the NIA-sponsored Interventions Testing Program, and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center.