Workplace Wellness Coordinators

Bringing on an onsite wellness coordinator can support corporate initiatives by managing and coordinating workplace wellness programs and encouraging healthy lifestyles among employees. They’ll work with the internal wellness team and HR to promote well-being to employees. 

Organizations hire and employ wellness coordinators onsite and remotely. School districts, cities, counties, hospitals, and municipalities utilize their services. Organizations that need wellness coordinators need a team to help them implement wellness. Whether it’s 10-20- or 30-hours a week, or full time at 40-hours per week.

What is a Wellness Coordinator?

 

Wellness coordinators provide employees with prevention and lifestyle intervention services. Their objective is health risk and medical cost deduction. They integrate wellness into a company’s culture by:

  • Collaborating to drive engagement in healthy activities
  • Providing leadership, support and resources to wellness initiatives
  • Executing against project milestones
  • Implementing onsite health promotion programs such as health screenings
  • Managing vendor resources to meet program objectives
  • Integrating trending feedback from wellness programs
  • Attending company discussions and meetings as needed

Wellness coordinators can help organization focus on specific wellness initiatives including:

 

  • nutrition
  • physical activity
  • weight management
  • stress management
  • reduction of risk for chronic disease

What Does a Wellness Coordinator Do?

Bring a wellness coordinator onsite to help with facilitating health and wellness programs and events. They can arrange lunch and learns, and health education workshops. Wellness coordinators may facilitate cooking demonstrations, or onsite fitness and yoga classes. They utilize metrics to define, track and report on program activities, participation and results.

Strive Wellness Coordinator Requirements & Qualifications

They have qualifications of:

• Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science, Public Health or related field
• Experience with planning, implementing, and measuring programs based around ROI
• Certification from a nationally recognized organization or 2+ years wellness coordinator experience

Wellness Coordinator Frequently Asked Questions

 

What education do fitness and wellness coordinators have?

All wellness coordinators need a bachelor’s degree in a health related field. Some employee wellness coordinators will have a master’s degree, but a graduate degree is not typically required to handle the responsibilities of the role. Further education in nutrition, mental health, or kinesiology may further round out the health and wellness coordinator.

What liability assurances does Strive offer?

Strive puts all wellness coordinator candidates through rigorous vetting before bringing anyone on to operate on behalf of Strive’s clients. Fitness wellness coordinators are on Strive’s payroll and are considered Strive employees. This means Strive covers these employees under comprehensive liability insurance, so organizations are protected.

Can Strive find and manage wellness coordinators nationwide?

Strive has a nationwide network of wellness specialists and can help organizations of all sizes find and place remote and worksite wellness coordinators.

Additionally, every Strive client has an account manager that serves as a point of contact for coordinating any wellness initiatives. Clients seeking a cohesive wellness program across their multiple sites can expect nimble implementation and quick execution working with the Strive team.

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