Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Posted in Education and Training

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School of Medicine Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked sixth among medical schools in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, more than 1,300 students, and more than 6,000 staff, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System and the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) comprise Duke Health. a world-class academic medical center. The Health System encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.

Occupational Summary: The Fitness Specialist coordinates, implements, and/or delivers health and fitness programs and services, promotions and outreach activities. This role is responsible for providing outstanding service to employees to maximize participation, outcomes and customer satisfaction.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and leads a variety of health improvement/prevention programs & promotions.
  • Coordinates and leads a Running and Walking Club and organizes Duke's participation in Community sponsored events.
  • Conducts fitness testing and assessments and advises participants of results; designs individualized programs to meet the participant's interests, abilities and goals.
  • Researches health & fitness educational topics and identifies appropriate participant educational materials; conducts health education seminars/presentations.
  • Participates in fitness facility membership management; membership drives, member enrollment, payroll deduction process, invoicing and vendor management.
  • Promotes program offerings and conducts outreach activities to increase participation and re-engage inactive participants.
  • Creates newsletters and other marketing & communication materials.
  • Maintains participant files, databases and contributes to reports in a timely manner.
  • Conducts fitness consultations and assessments including fitness testing and advising participants of results, designing a program to meet a participant's interests, abilities and goalsProvide in-person and phone-based servicesProvide safe individual or group exercise instruction, including participants who may be recovering from a work-related injury.
  • Projects and other duties as assigned.

Other Knowledge, Skill & Abilities:

  • Strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills including the ability to motivate others.
  • Competency in the delivery of health education/prevention programs and services.
  • Experience and desire to conduct ongoing program evaluation in order to demonstrate value, outcomes and continue to provide fresh and exciting fitness programs, individual consults and special events.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including at minimum Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Ability to effectively organize and prioritize work demands including project coordination.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team with enthusiasm, initiative and creativity.
  • Flexible schedule required.

Minimum Qualifications


Work requires a bachelor's degree in exercise science, physical education or related field.





  • BA/BS or high education in exercise or health promotion related field
  • One year of experience in a corporate, commercial hospital-based fitness program and/or health promotion.
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications

Duke is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essentialjob functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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