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GoFit Erasmus Project: A Transdisciplinary Approach for Exercise, Health and Tourism

  • Evangelia Baralou
  • Katerina Daskalaki
  • Emmanouil Georgiadis
  • Vicky Katsoni
  • Panagiota Malliou
  • George Panagiotou
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Abstract

GoFit (Go Functional Improvement and Tourism) program was conceived as an educational tool for experts in sport and exercise science. Its goal is to teach experts important skills to support tourists on the development of healthy habits when they are less busy and more open to suggestions over adapting new healthier habits. The GO Functional Improvement & Tourism (GO FIT) project addresses the gap in learning programs between HEI’s exercise and health experts with both educational and clinical expertise in collaboration with tourism manager’s specialists. The authors discuss the way the GO FIT project is conceived and designed so as to develop a new learning program, by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) through the development of a web platform and a multimedia application. This transdisciplinary approach for exercise, health and tourism experts aims to achieve relevant and high quality skills and competences in designing the appropriate program for tourists and helping them to adopt a new healthy lifestyle.

Keywords

Physical activity and exercise Diabetes and obesity educational tool Tourism ICTs 

JEL Classification

Z32 Z33 Z20 Z29 Z39 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Evangelia Baralou
    • 1
  • Katerina Daskalaki
    • 2
  • Emmanouil Georgiadis
    • 3
  • Vicky Katsoni
    • 4
  • Panagiota Malliou
    • 2
  • George Panagiotou
    • 5
  1. 1.ALBAAthensGreece
  2. 2.Democritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  3. 3.University of SurreyGuildfordUK
  4. 4.University of West AtticaAthensGreece
  5. 5.Εuropean University CyprusEngomiCyprus

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