The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) supports the Canadian Armed Forces members and their families wherever they are in the world through the provision of fitness, recreation and leisure activities, family and charitable support, retail as well as personal financial services. We offer our employees the opportunity to work with a purpose every day in an inclusive, healthy, respectful and rewarding work environment. 


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 conditions 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 Certified Exercise Physiologist (CEP) certification 

Current CPR and Basic First Aid qualifications 

Current National Lifeguard Service Certificate (NLS) qualification 


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 Essential 


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, sports, recreation and health promotion programs are delivered by PSP on Bases, Wings and Units across Canada and in deployed operations. PSP delivers evidence-based programs, which contribute to the health and well-being of the military community and operational effectiveness of the CAF. 


April 17 2023 

SALARY: 52560.00 – 61860.00 CAD Per Year 

LOCATION: Halifax, Nova Scotia 


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. 


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