Exercise Specialist/Wellness Instructor - Deatrick Commons Rehab

Gettysburg, PA | Rehabilitation Services | Tracking Code: 75690

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Team Leader-Wellness, performs initial assessments and reassessments of new and existing WellFit members. Develops exercise programs for members and provides instruction. Assists in the development and oversight of wellness programs such as the Silver Sneakers program and aquatic program and provides appropriate instruction. Trains staff members on equipment use and maintenance. Assists the Team Leader in program development, community event planning, and basic daily operations.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Schedules and performs initial assessments and reassessments for WellFit members, including exercise program setup and instruction. Conducts quarterly reassessments for assisted members, and for independent members upon request.
  2. Provides land and/or aquatic and other program instruction to WellFit members. Provides oversight for all exercise sessions.
  3. Adjust exercise programming to meet the changing needs of the WellFit member.
  4. Supervises gym/pool. Responds appropriately to situations which may arise during the wellness visit. Provides first aid for WellFit members as appropriate.
  5. Trains new WellFit staff members on equipment use and maintenance, planning exercise programs, taking vital signs and establishing baseline measures.
  6. Assists the Team Leader-Wellness in planning, implementing and marketing WellFit programs and promotions for the community.
  7. Participates in community awareness seminars and wellness information programs.


  • Associate’s Degree in Allied Health
  • Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, and/or Athletic Training preferred 
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist; NASM Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist; Silver Sneakers or Silver and Fit Certification
  • Lifeguard/RAST certification if conducting aquatic exercise session; BLS certification
  • 1 – 2 years’ direct patient care experience in a clinical setting

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Employment Benefits

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  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

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Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)