Title Professionalization of fitness careers
Project Number 2009-1-FR1-LEO05-07442
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text Given the growing need for European people to have a good physical condition, all along their life, the objective is to operate in the social sphere of the fitness sector, a professionalization “dynamic”, towards the development of a “Service of Economic and General Interest” in relation with Public Health preoccupations and strategies, as well as Health Prevention.
In a first stage, the purpose of the project was to transfer an innovative strategy and methodology for social dialogue, training/education, certification, and recruitment, already existing in France, with the aim of adapting it to the context and traditions of the partner countries, which would not already have all or part of this methodology.
This has been a first step towards a European network for training, education, certification and professionalization of fitness careers, integrating European standards and references with regard to competences, qualification levels, European sectoral frames for competences (CSC). This would give the opportunity to face one of the major European challenge: having a high-level of qualification professional frame, seeking for a better coherence between training/education offer and employment needs.
All the foreseen results have been achieved and all partners have shown an important interest in the eLearning platform from University of Lyon (SPIRAL CONNECT) and an agreement is made for a common free use after the end of the project.
The major impact of the project is the creation of a European University degree of Professional Practice of the Jobs by the Shape (DUEPPMF) based on the European frames of certification of the Fitness and the transnational cooperation which is going to operate from 2012.
Description This transfer project served as a basis for (1) a social dialogue between professional education/training institutions, employers and employees of the sector, (2) an enlargement of the geographic areas of mobility of students, and adult professionals in the sectors, and (3) for the fitness market, to be brought with professional profiles, highly needed in a sector of constant growth.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
program or curricula
There have been two different types of results:
1/ Transferable methodological Guides
2/ Results for internal professional use
1/ Vademecum for the social dialog
2/ Tool of reading of the social paritarisme.
3/ Agenda 21 de la Forme
4/ Methodological guide of local Diagnosis of resources.
5/ Methodological guide for the accompaniment of a transfer of innovation.
6/ Methodological guide of qualitative Evaluation of partnerships.
7/ Guide of evaluation of the physical condition of the users (Methodology / index cards and Videos).
8/ Web site of dissemination of these guides
Internal results :
9/ Protocols of transfer by country
10/ Dissemination of results (Press professional)