Exercise Physiologist Career
An exercise physiologist develops fitness programs to improve flexibility, muscle strength and endurance, cardio respiratory function and body composition. Fifty percent are self-employed, while the other fifty are employed in hospitals, medical offices, or other healthcare providers. Compassion, decision making skills, interpersonal skills, and being detail oriented are all qualities to have in this career.
Most exercise physiologists work full time hours in a hospital setting or private health care provider offices. Face to face interactions with patients in controlled environments in close proximity are the norm. Other duties could be management, coordinator, or weight management consultant, among others.