Assesses, plans, or implements fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.
This career is part of the Health Science cluster Therapeutic Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Develops exercise programs to improve participant strength, flexibility, endurance, or circulatory functioning, in accordance with exercise science standards, regulatory requirements, and credentialing requirements.
- Prescribes individualized exercise programs, specifying equipment such as treadmill, exercise bicycle, ergometers, or perceptual goggles.
- Interprets exercise program participant data to evaluate progress or identify needed program changes.
- Explains exercise program or physiological testing procedures to participants.
- Provides emergency or other appropriate medical care to participants with symptoms or signs of physical distress.
- Provides clinical oversight of exercise for participants at all risk levels.
- Demonstrates correct use of exercise equipment or performance of exercise routines.
- Interviews participants to obtain medical history or assess participant goals.
- Recommends methods to increase lifestyle physical activity.
- Assesses physical performance requirements to aid in the development of individualized recovery or rehabilitation exercise programs.
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