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  • Monday March 2, 2015

    Merrimack College (MA): Merrimack College is accepting applications for Summer 2015 Strength and Conditioning Internships. Merrimack, a Catholic Institution located in North Andover, MA with more than 2,000 students, is a member of Division I Hockey East and Division II Northeast-10 conference. Responsibilities for the position will entail assisting in implementation of all aspects of Strength and Conditioning programs for 23 Varsity Sports. Interns will assist with all strength, speed, and conditioning training, as well as weight room maintenance and upkeep. Interns may also earn the opportunity to be responsible for the design and implementation of programs for 1-2 teams. All interns will also be required to complete an educational curriculum consisting of various assignments and presentations throughout the internship. This is an unpaid position, but offers the opportunity for advancement in the field of Strength & Conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science or related field; CSCS or USAW certifications. Required Qualifications: Strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and a strong desire to learn. To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Jim McGuire, Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning via email at mcguirej@merrimack.edu.

    Florida Atlantic: The Florida Atlantic University Strength & Conditioning department is accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern for the Summer 2015 semester (May 11th – August 9th). Compensation: Division I Intercollegiate experience; an earned recommendation toward further success as a Strength & Conditioning Coach; as well as college credit toward graduation, if applicable. Please be aware that there will be NO monetary compensation, nor housing offered for this position. Duties will include, but are not limited to: assisting staff in the implementation of strength and conditioning programs for all FAU sports; set up, and breakdown of training equipment; as well as assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, and highly motivated; preferred candidates are to be in a Bachelor’s degree program geared towards Exercise Physiology or a related field; experience in a college strength & conditioning setting. Preferred Qualifications: Working towards a Graduate’s degree in a program geared toward Exercise Physiology or a related field; working towards a nationally-accredited strength & conditioning certification (SCCC, CSCS, USAW, etc.); knowledge/experience working with Microsoft Excel. In order to apply for this position, please e-mail a resume, and a list of 3 professional references (with contact information) to Joe Valentino at jvalentino2012@fau.edu. Please do not send faxes or phone calls.

    Appalachian State: Appalachian State University is accepting applications for Summer 2015 Strength and Conditioning Internships working specifically with FOOTBALL. These are UNPAID internships. These positions will run from late-May through the end of July. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division 1 Sun Belt Conference S&C environment. There will be opportunities to work with Olympic Sports. Daily tasks include but are not limited to: aiding in the implementation of training programs, assisting with set up and break down of equipment; daily clean up and maintenance of the weight room; assist with supervision and demonstration during training. Applicants must be highly self-motivated, able to follow directions, possess excellent communication skills, have a desire to learn, and have an extremely strong work ethic. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/AED/First Aid, adapt to demanding schedule, and a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach. At the end of the semester long internship volunteers will have a better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn recommendations for future opportunities, and if applicable receive college credit. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (1 page max) and a minimum of 3 professional references to Coach Matt Greenhalgh at greenhalghmj@appstate.edu.

    Virginia State: Per source, Aaron Mehl is the new head strength coach. Mehl was an assistant on staff last season and was previously a CSCS for the Army at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Sunday March 1, 2015

    Miami Dolphins: Mike Tannenbaum has announced the addition of Wayne Diesel as the Dolphins’ sports performance director.

  • Friday February 27, 2015

    Illinois: The University of Illinois Football Strength and Conditioning is taking applications for 2015 Summer and Fall UNPAID interns. Candidates must possess strong work ethic, character and a desire to pursue a career in the strength and conditioning field. These internships are non-coaching positions. Successful candidates will assist in the day to day operations of the facility, including: assistance with administrative duties, cleaning and maintenance duties, set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout, as well as participation in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. This is a great opportunity to gain experience at the Division 1 level and expand knowledge in the field. To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach Josh Eidson at jeidson@illinois.edu. No phone calls please.

    Memphis: Jami Clinton, who had previously served as the coordinator of Olympic Sports at Ole Miss, has joined the Memphis strength staff working with Olympic sports.

  • Thursday February 26, 2015

    Check out the psychology behind Boise State’s 5:30am workouts

    Murray State: James Romaniw, who had been volunteering with the strength program, has been promoted to a full-time role.

  • Wednesday February 25, 2015

    Villanova: Villanova University is currently accepting applications for volunteer football strength and conditioning interns for Summer 2015. QUALIFICATIONS: Must be enrolled in or have completed a Bachelor’s degree program; Must have CPR/AED/First Aid certification. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (1) CSCS and/or SCCC certification; (2) Experience competing in intercollegiate athletics or (3) experience working in a collegiate strength and conditioning facility. This is an unpaid position. However, volunteers will receive experience working at a Division I program, receive Nike athletic apparel, some meals will be provided, gain a better understanding of program design, have the potential to earn a paid internship position, earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if, applicable. Please send ONE (1) attachment containing your cover letter, resume and three professional references. Please submit TWO (2) YouTube videos of you performing/coaching a squat and an Olympic lift variation of your choice to the Villanova University Strength and Conditioning Staff at novastrength@villanova.edu. Deadline for application is April 13th, 2015.