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Physical Exercise Specialist

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services - CFMWS

This is a Contract position in Ottawa, ON posted March 10, 2023.


CFMWS. A job with purpose. Our 4000+ person strong organization champions a healthy, fun, creative and active lifestyle for Canadian Armed Forces members, Veterans and their families. Help us deliver a variety of recreation and fitness programs, offer family support, organize charity events and make sure our members access retail, travel and banking discounts and customized financial services. At Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS), we love what we do. And we live it too.


Supporting and working alongside the members of the Canadian Armed Forces and actively preparing them to defend and serve our country could be your path to an extremely fulfilling career.

As part of a dynamic and dedicated team, as the Physical Exercise Specialist, you will have the opportunity to work with a very highly motivated and professional clientele who are eager to return to duty and improve their condition. Daily, you will lead reconditioning programs for Canadian Armed Forces members who may be affected with a medical condition and improve their functional abilities related to their physical limitations. You will have expertise in designing gender specific programs and services that support reconditioning, prevent future injury, and increase operational readiness based on established employment standards.

Being a subject matter expert in your field, you will support your local team with training and professional development. You will assist Health Promotion partners promoting healthy practices and injury prevention through initiative such as educational programs, special events and other activities related to physical fitness.

Much like the military we so proudly support, we push the envelope of what’s possible. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to deliver programs and services in collaboration with a highly professional team of health services practitioners. Other stakeholders will be at your disposal to ensure a client’s successful return to duty.


Education, Certifications and Licenses

Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Human Kinetics, Exercise Physiology, Exercise Sciences or in a related field

Current Clinical Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification

Current CPR and Basic First Aid qualifications


In developing, implementing and delivering physical fitness programs

In preparing and conducting physical fitness training sessions

In communications for professional and public audiences

In the delivery of adult education and facilitation of workshops

In applying policies, procedures, and regulations

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership


English or French Essential, Bilingual an asset

Reading: Functional

Writing: Functional

Oral: Functional


Health Benefits: Drug coverage, travel insurance, dental, vision, life insurance, disability insurance and accidental death and dismemberment coverage.

Work Life Balance: A wide range of paid/unpaid leave, including paid vacation, family related leave and personal days.

Retirement Planning: A Defined Benefit Pension Plan and Group Savings Plans.

Learning and Development: Tuition Assistance Program and Advanced Learning Program, payment of professional association memberships, online learning opportunities and second language training.

Perks: Discounts through CF One Member Appreciation.


Fitness: Much like the Canadian Armed Forces client we support, our employees are expected to lead by example in the delivery of the programs and services we offer. We encourage our staff to maintain a high level of Fitness and we dedicate time for them to stay fit during work hours.

Obtain and maintain a Reliability Security Clearance

This position has an assigned location and may allow flexible work options such as remote or hybrid work, but the employee must be able to report to the assigned work location at their own cost if required. Remote work may be required depending on health and safety considerations.


As soon as possible


CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live. Accommodations are available to all candidates identifying a need during all or any parts of the selection process.


Salary: 52560-61860