Occupational Employment Statistics
29-1128 Exercise Physiologists
Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility. Excludes “Physical Therapists” (29-1123), “Athletic Trainers” (29-9091), and “Fitness Trainers and Aerobic Instructors” (39-9031).
|Professional and Business Services||N/A||N/A
|Education and Health Services||250||$28.17/hr
- Develop exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.
- Measure amount of body fat, using such equipment as hydrostatic scale, skinfold calipers, or tape measures.
- Explain exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.
- Assess physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recovery or rehabilitation exercise programs.
- Demonstrate correct use of exercise equipment or performance of exercise routines.
- Prescribe individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.
- Interview participants to obtain medical history or assess participant goals.
- Interpret exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes.
- Conduct stress tests, using electrocardiograph (EKG) machines.
- Teach group exercise for low-, medium-, or high-risk clients to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning.