The project PArC-AVE (Physical Activity-related Health Competence in Apprenticeship and Vocational Education) adresses the issue of physical activity promotion in apprenticeship. Therefore, the primary aim of this project is the promotion of physical activity-related health competence (PArC) among apprentices in nursing care and automobile mechatronics.

To achieve this aim, two cooperative planning processes were realised in the first funding phase (2015-2018). These cooperative planning processes involved different relevant actors of science, policy and practice and succeeded in the development and implementation of PArC-based interventions and structural changes to promote physical activity in vocational education.

Beside the primary aim, the second funding phase (2018-2021) focuses on the following further aspects:

  1. transfer of cooperative planning processes into new settings;
  2. analysis of the relationship between the subjective perception of physical workload and PArC;
  3. long-term evaluation of PArC and structural changes in the settings of the first funding phase.


Target group: Apprentices in nursing care and automobile mechatronics

Project aim: Promotion of physical activity-related health competence


  • Participatory development and implementation of physical activity-based interventions
  • Cooperative development and implementation of structural measures to promote physical activity

Expected results:

  • New findings in transferring cooperative planning processes
  • New worksite health promotion programs developed with the participation of the target group and relevant actors
  • Innovative concepts and transferable interventions to promote PArC
  • Ensuring employability of apprentices

Project partners:

  • Division Exercise and Health, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
    (Chair: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeifer)
  • AUDI AG, Ingolstadt
  • Berufliches Bildungszentrum Gesundheit, Ingolstadt
    Centre for Vocational Education
  • Berufliches Schulzentrum, Mühldorf am Inn
    Vocational School Centre
  • Staatliche Berufsfachschule für Krankenpflege, München
    State Vocational School for Nursing