Ellen M. Evans*
Kinesiology & Community Health
*This instructor has left the University of Illinois
Entrepreneurial course developed by Professor Evans
FIT-PALS: Financial Ideas & Tactics for Physical Activity Leadership Strategies
The overarching goal of this course is to provide practical experience and content information on management practices for the administration of health/fitness programs including personal training programs. This project will develop 1) a 400-level fitness business course (open to upper-level undergraduates and applied MS students) to teach entrepreneurship and administration aspects of personal training and fitness/health programs and 2) a 400-level fitness business internship (with the fitness management course being a prerequisite) to be completed within Campus Recreation on the UIUC campus. Because these courses will assume content specific knowledge (exercise prescription practices, etc.) it will only be open to K& CH majors with the background or by permission of the instructor. Upon completion of the fitness management course, students will be prepared to be program leaders in larger fitness/health organizations such as Campus Recreation, develop their own business in true entrepreneurial spirit, or perhaps pursue advanced training to position themselves to more successfully harness opportunities and resources to create new business enterprises.