Exercise Specialist - Duke Fitness Center - Part time
Duke University Health System
Location: Durham, North Carolina
Internal Number: 230306
Participate in screening individuals' medical his tories and currenthealth status to identify major health risk factors; a dminister fitnesstesting procedures and counsel individuals regarding te st results anduse of exercise equipment;assist with fitness-related edu cationalprograms; Perform a wide variety tests; Assist with planning and implementing individual and group fitness programs.
Work Per formed
Level I- Participate in screening individuals' medical his tories and currentHealth status to identify major health risk factors; a dminister fitnesstesting procedures and counsel individuals regarding te st results and usof exercise equipment, assist with fitness-related educ ational programs.- Population usually low risk, even though risk factors exist. Entrylevel work with medical programs, scripts must be co-signe d by level 3Exercise Specialist, Exercise Physiologist or supervisor.Lev el II- Plan, coordinate and implement the development of exercise and re latedprograms for a variety of special populations and clinical programs .- Perform a wide variety of fitness assessments and/or non-invasivecard iopulmonary tests according to work site.- Responsible for developing sa fe exercise prescriptions, goal settingand exercise progression for low, medium and high-risk patients.- Able to teach variety of land and water based group exercise for low,medium and high risk clients as required b y work site.- Requires co-sign / oversight by Level 3 Exercise Specialist, ExercisePhysiologist or supervisor.Level III- Responsible for all exe rcise requirements indicated in cardiac rehabstate license, AACVPR natio nal and ACSM guidelines as applicable to worksite.- Able to teach most/a ll offered land and water based group exercise forlow, medium and high r isk clients as required by work site.- Recognizes symptom changes & sign s of problems.- Knows appropriate medical response / processes.- Initiat es first responder care.- Active in program certification process and re gulatory agency reviewas applicable to work site.- Understands care mana gement and interacts as patient advocate forappropriate referrals (non-p hysician) to other professionals orcommunity services as indicated.- Fun ction as a Team Leader and performs charge responsibilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Level Characteris tics
All exercise scripts have to be co-signed by highe r-level ES
Lower risk responsibilities.
Significant on the job trainin g takes place at this level.Level II:
Higher level of function and auto nomy, but still needs oversight. Mayhave some "charge duty" responsibil ities, but not full supervisoryresponsibility.Level III:
Functions inde pendently in all diagnostic / clinical tasks.
Higher-level function reg arding program oversight.
No co-signatures required (unless future nati onal policy requires EPsignature.)
Maximum level attained without maste r's degree or RCEP credential.
Bachelor's degree in exercise science or related field required.
Level I: No previous experience required. Level II: Minimum 1-year applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Level III: Minimum 2 yrs. applicable experience. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Degrees, Licensures, Certifications
Level I: BLS certificationLevel II: BLS; ACSM certification (must attain certification within 1 year of hire) Level III: BLS (ACLS preferred), ACSM Clinical Certification as Exercise Specialist required
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