BTV Foundation Wellness & Well-Being Project 2019 Request for Proposals

Contact: Jennifer Neill, Director of Wellness
Butterfield Trail Village
1923 E. Joyce Blvd.
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Overview and Purpose:
Butterfield Trial Village (BTV) Foundation is a nonprofit retirement community located in Fayetteville, AR consisting of approximately 400 full-time residents.  Nearly 200 BTV residents remain physically active and wish to continue that active lifestyle after relocating to this facility.  The Wellness Team, consisting of one full-time employee, plays an integral role in supporting and improving the resident’s quality of life. The Wellness Program brings a multitude of services to the residents including group exercise classes, one-on-one personal training, wellness lectures, and local events such as wilderness adventure hikes, cycling, cruise get-a-ways, and local art show visits. The Wellness Team also helps residents transition from physical therapy to personal training in order to regain full range of motion and strength in the injured area to live a more independent life.

Call for Proposals:
The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is soliciting proposals to fund a graduate assistant (GA) from a Master’s of Science program in Exercise Science or closely related field.  The GA requirements are as follows:

  • Current Bachelors of Science degree in Exercise Science or closely related field
  • CPR/AED certification
  • Approved fitness certification
  • Reliable transportation to Butterfield Trail Village

Proposal abstracts (limited to two pages) should be submitted to Butterfield Trail Village Foundation (Attn: Jennifer Neill, Director of Wellness) no later than April 1, 2019. Funding will be for a 2-year period (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2021) and limited to salary, fringe, and tuition costs.  No indirect costs or research overhead may be charged to grant.  Collaborative research with Butterfield Trail Village is not required, but strongly recommended with the funded institution.