Acceptance of an Internet-based programme to train physical activity counsellors during the development phase and in regular use
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A post-graduate physical activity counsellor training course was developed consisting of an Internet-based e-learning component and a workshop. During the development phase, the acceptance of the Internet programme was evaluated with 42 study participants from target professions (physiotherapists, physical educators, GPs, nutritionists). Once the course was in regular use, 49 students who had worked through the whole course evaluated it. Nearly all participants of the first evaluation study rated the e-learning programme as user-friendly, easily understandable, interesting and relevant. They further reported having the necessary access to work with the programme and were prepared to pay a reasonable amount for the course. Regular students gave high ratings to all aspects of the workshop, especially the expertise of workshop lead-ers. They further rated both components, e-learning and the work-shop, as useful or very useful. The results show that this course has been adequately designed to meet the needs of the professionals in the target group and that they are willing, ready and able to learn through Internet-based programmes. E-learning is a feasible and appreciated option yet inclusion of face-to-face sessions in an e-learning programme adds to the quality of a course. Show more
Journal / seriesSchweizerische Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin und Sporttraumatologie
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Organisational unit03494 - Wehner, Theo
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