Exercise Program Specialist

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Vidant Wellness Center

Full Time



About Vidant Wellness Center

Vidant Wellness Centers take pride in all that we do, equipping our centers with the latest fitness technology, staffing them with the most talented professionals and maintaining an atmosphere that is welcoming to everyone. Although each center maintains its own identity, all are unified by a common goal: to improve the quality of life through wellness, disease management and fun. As a subsidiary of Vidant Health, Vidant Wellness Center has access to the technology and leadership of a major academic medical center. With three locations in Ahoskie, Greenville, and Washington, we are committed to serving the people of eastern North Carolina.


  • Oversee and be responsible for a major programmatic and/or departmental operational function. Oversight for area(s) of responsibility will include financial performance (revenue generation and/or expense management), program/service growth and development, quality program and/or service initiatives and outcomes and report generation as required.
  • Actively prospect for, train, supervise, schedule, motivate, provide monitorship and professional development opportunities and assess / maintain performance accountability for your direct staff reports. Actively participate and share in the responsibility for the growth, development, promotion and overall success of current and new innovative exercise programming and services and related collaborations.
  • Assist (as required /assigned) in the performance of exercise assessments using accepted protocols and development of exercise prescriptions for apparently healthy and high-risk/known diseased members. Assist (as required /assigned) in monitoring the exercise floor and in providing high-level customer service & a safe, clean environment for members/clients.

Minimum Requirements

  • M.S. or M.A. in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Sports or Recreation Management, Physical Education, or Health Science related.
  • 3 to 5 years working in a medically modeled exercise / wellness program /adult fitness program / high quality community or commercial exercise facility as a personal trainer, group exercise instructor or exercise specialist. Supervisory experience preferred.
  • If Personal Training: must obtain ACSM, ACE, NSCA, or AFAA personal training certification within 6 months of employment.
  • If Group Exercise: must have group exercise certification(s) from at least one (1) of the following: ACSM, ACE, AFAA, IFTA or AEA.
  • A minimum of one year of proven Personal Training or Group Exercise Supervisory experience may be substituted for the Master's degree requirement. A bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, Exercise Science, Sports or Recreation Management, Physical Education, or Health Science related will be the minimal educational requirement

General Statement

It is the goal of Vidant Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.   Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.


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