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dc.contributor.authorFielder, Lee E.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-28T15:55:20Z
dc.date.available2010-01-28T15:55:20Z
dc.date.issued2009-01-28T15:55:20Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2854
dc.description.abstractThe following phenomenologically oriented study examines and describes the relevance and effectiveness of professional development and continuing education programs for real-world situations of personal trainers. The participants were personal trainers, facility managers, and persons involved in the accreditation process. Data collection took place in 3 phases. The first phase consisted of the participants completing the PUMP Questionnaire, followed by focus groups with personal trainers and interviews with managers. The study's 3 data sets required reduction via a content analysis by question, content analysis by existential categories, and further thematic analysis using the lived relation existential dimension. The discussion contains the salient sites and issues of disconnect between clients, personal trainers, and facility managers and how they might affect the personal training experience. The intergenerational disconnect emphasized between Boomers as clients and Millennials as personal trainers requires further exploration and dialogue and underscores the need for different approaches to content and delivery of professional development and continuing education experiences for personal trainers and managers of fitness facilities.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectPersonal trainers--Education.en_US
dc.subjectPersonal trainers--Training of.en_US
dc.subjectPhysical fitness--Study and teaching.en_US
dc.titleExamining and describing professional development and continuing education in the personal training and fitness industry : sites and issues of disconnecten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Applied Health Scienceen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentApplied Health Sciences Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Applied Health Sciencesen_US


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