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標題: Can Fitness Education Programs Satisfy Fitness Professionals' Competencies? Integrating Traditional and Revised Importance-Performance Analysis and Three-Factor Theory
作者: Gordon Chih Ming Ku 
Chi-Ming Hsieh 
關鍵字: fitness club;competency;evaluation;three-factor theory;revised importance-performance analysis
The purpose of this study is to assess whether fitness education programs could meet the needs or competencies of fitness professionals such as personal trainers and group fitness instructors. A mixed method was adopted to address the objectives of the study. In the first step, a semi-structured interview was conducted with five fitness experts to identify the five dimensions of professional competencies. In the second step, an online survey and paper questionnaires were utilized to collect data from 324 eligible subjects. Traditional importance-performance analysis, revised importance-performance analysis, and the three-factor theory were used to analyze the collected data. The results indicate that “professional skill,” “career development,” and “public relations” are the three most critical professional competencies. “Nutrition” and “coping with stress” should be strengthened and improved in fitness education programs. “Administrative management” is the least important professional competency. Multi-competencies development and lifelong learning are the factors for a successful fitness trainer.
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