The EHFA Standards and Fitness Education<br />Prof. Dr. Alfonso Jiménez <br />Chair of the EHFA Standards Council <br />
The EHFA Standards Council Theindependentbodyabletoprovidestrategicadvice, guidance and directionto EHFA, in relationtosta...
EducationfortheHealthFitnessIndustry??<br />Non-formal Education<br />VocationalEducation and Training<br />HigherEducatio...
ACSM 2010 Worldwide Fitness Trends SurveyThompson, W.R. ACSM Heath & Fitness Journal, 2010<br /># 1: Educated and experien...
Our Strategic Balance<br />Health & FitnessIndustryStrategic Balance<br />Excellence<br />StructuredExercise<br />Efficien...
THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK - EQF<br />Commenced in 2002 with the Copenhagen declaration to increase the transpar...
 Qualifications described through learning outcomes (knowledge, skill and competence)
 Formal adoption by the</li></ul>EU Parliament & Council May ‘08<br />
A challenge for EHFA is to agree the learning outcomes for our qualifications<br />– the “purpose of an occupation”<br />I...
THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK - EQF<br />EQF<br />8<br />7<br />6<br />5<br />4<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />Hons degr...
TEG Leaders & Members<br />Standards Development<br />
The Structure of EHFA<br />Operators<br />Federations<br />EU Affairs<br />Suppliers<br />Higher Education<br />VET provid...
EHFA Standards Process for Development and Approval<br />Identification  of needs at the Industry<br />Development of Stan...
EHFA SC Strategic Plan 2009-11<br />
LookingAhead-EHFA 2016 Strategy… from SC <br />
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The EHFA Standards and Fitness Education - EHFA - Alfonso Jimenez

  1. 1. The EHFA Standards and Fitness Education<br />Prof. Dr. Alfonso Jiménez <br />Chair of the EHFA Standards Council <br />
  2. 2. The EHFA Standards Council Theindependentbodyabletoprovidestrategicadvice, guidance and directionto EHFA, in relationtostandardsforPeople, Programmes and Places acrosstheExercise and Fitness sector in Europe, toachievetheEHFA’smaingoaltogetMore People, More Active, More Often<br />
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  4. 4. EducationfortheHealthFitnessIndustry??<br />Non-formal Education<br />VocationalEducation and Training<br />HigherEducation<br />“Job purposedriven” …<br />toget More People, More Active, More Often<br />
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  6. 6. ACSM 2010 Worldwide Fitness Trends SurveyThompson, W.R. ACSM Heath & Fitness Journal, 2010<br /># 1: Educated and experienced fitness professionals !!!<br /> 2009: #1<br /> 2008: #1<br /> 2007: #3<br />
  7. 7. Our Strategic Balance<br />Health & FitnessIndustryStrategic Balance<br />Excellence<br />StructuredExercise<br />Efficiency<br />In Management<br />(time, resources, people)<br />Social Impact<br />(to provide solutions)<br />Personal & Professional<br />Development*<br />
  8. 8. THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK - EQF<br />Commenced in 2002 with the Copenhagen declaration to increase the transparency and quality of qualifications for VET<br /><ul><li> Established over-arching 8 level qualification “meta” framework covering all 27 member states
  9. 9. Qualifications described through learning outcomes (knowledge, skill and competence)
  10. 10. Formal adoption by the</li></ul>EU Parliament & Council May ‘08<br />
  11. 11. A challenge for EHFA is to agree the learning outcomes for our qualifications<br />– the “purpose of an occupation”<br />INPUT BASED<br />+ duration<br />+ type <br />+ location<br />+ programme<br />+ institution<br />Towards<br />OUTCOME BASED<br />What an individual is<br />expected to know or be<br />able to do at the end of<br />a learning experience<br />
  12. 12. THE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK - EQF<br />EQF<br />8<br />7<br />6<br />5<br />4<br />3<br />2<br />1<br />Hons degree – B.Sc./B.A.<br />Personal Trainer<br />Fitness instructor<br />Group Fitness instructor<br />Levels 2-5 for fitness<br />vocational training<br />Unqualified<br />
  13. 13. TEG Leaders & Members<br />Standards Development<br />
  14. 14. The Structure of EHFA<br />Operators<br />Federations<br />EU Affairs<br />Suppliers<br />Higher Education<br />VET providers<br />Employees<br />Accreditation bodies<br />SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD<br />WORKING GROUPS<br />MEMBERSHIP<br />SECRETARIATE and SERVICES<br />EHFA BOARD OF DIRECTORS<br />STANDARDS COUNCIL<br />TEG - TECHNICAL EXPERT GROUPS<br />Review EQF L3&4<br />Additional competencies for exercise modes<br />New EQF L2<br />Elderly<br />Children & Adolescents<br />Exercise Referral<br />Special populations<br />OVERSEE<br />ACCREDITATION PROCESS OF TRAINING PROVIDERS<br />EUROPEAN AFFAIRS & RESEARCH<br />
  15. 15. EHFA Standards Process for Development and Approval<br />Identification of needs at the Industry<br />Development of Standards based on EQF and job purpose<br />Open consultation and discussion<br />Review and discussion by SC members<br />Full consultation with EHFA members<br />Working Groups<br />(WG)<br />Technical Experts Groups<br />(TEG)<br />External Consultation<br />& Review<br />EHFA Standards Council<br />Approval<br />Official Approval by Resolution at<br />EHFA GA <br />Process based on independency, transparency, credibility and extensive consultation<br />
  16. 16. EHFA SC Strategic Plan 2009-11<br />
  17. 17. LookingAhead-EHFA 2016 Strategy… from SC <br />
  18. 18. “Never doubt that a small group <br />of thoughtful committed citizens <br />can change the world. Indeed, <br />it’s the only thing that ever has.”<br />(Margaret Mead)<br />
  19. 19. a.jimenez@greenwich.ac.uk<br />

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