Job Description

Job Title: Health Fitness Specialist
Job ID: 702320
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Facility: UPMC Susquehanna Williamsport
Location: 700 High Street, Williamsport PA 17701


The UPMC Susquehanna group is looking for a Health Fitness Specialist to join their team!  The successful candidate will develop, implement and teach health education and exercise programs to individuals and target groups of all ages.

  • Assist in the development and achievement of departmental goals and objectives.
  • Complete registration and enrollment on new members and class participants.
  • Conduct fitness testing according to policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate efficient use of time, materials, equipment, supplies and available resources cost effectively.
  • Document all testing results, progress and recommendations in member charts in a clear, concise and organized manner. Make appropriate referrals to client's physician and other departments based on abnormal results or identified risks.
  • Establish and maintain good rapport and cooperative relationship with medical staff, co-workers, supervisors and others.
  • Instruct members on proper techniques and concepts of all exercise components; supervise member workouts and conduct exercise classes for specific groups. Identify and correct unsafe conditions and practices related to exercise participation.
  • Interpret and explain assessment results and make appropriate recommendations for risk reductions and lifestyle improvements.
  • Participate in the planning and implementation of health education activities and special events.
  • Perform daily and weekly preventive maintenance on all equipment according to policies and procedures.
  • Prescribe an appropriate exercise prescription based on each individual's needs and abilities.
  • Provide factual information on current prices, policies, programs and services available to various target groups.
  • Report program attendance for the completion of monthly statistical volume reports.
  • Serve as a speaker for group presentations on wellness related topics.


  • B.S. degree in health, physical education, exercise physiology or equivalent.
  • 1 year of related experience required.
  • Previous Health and Wellness experience is highly preferred
  • Good oral and written skills.
  • Ability to communicate with hospital contacts both on the telephone and directly, and effectively communicate with all age groups, populations, and individuals within the hospital.
  • Must become familiar with the hospital computer system.

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance
  • Basic Life Support

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $20.23 to $30.34

Union Position: No

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