Strength Scoop – Monday July 24, 2017

Monday July 24, 2017

Kent State: The University of Kent State Sports Performance Department is currently accepting applications for the Sports Performance Internship, specifically for Football, during the fall. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a strong desire to become a Sports Performance /Strength and Conditioning Professional. Must be used for class credit through any institution. Compensation: This is an unpaid voluntary position. Candidates will gain practical experience training Division-1 athletes, exposure to sports nutrition, program design, professionalism, and have the potential to earn recommendation towards future employment in the field. Successful completion of the fall internship may lead to an extension of the program into future semesters. Visit the official Kent State Sports Performance Department web page for more information regarding the program and staff. To apply, Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and three references PDF document to Trei Mitchell at [email protected].

Appalachian State: Appalachian State University is accepting applications for Fall 2017 Strength and Conditioning Internships. These are UNPAID internships. These positions will run from approximately August 21st thru early December. Interns will gain practical experience working with a multitude of teams, including football, at a Division 1 Sun Belt Conference university. 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, and supervision of nutrition area. 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 Assistant Director Matt Greenhalgh at [email protected].

Indiana State: Indiana State University is currently accepting applications for a Internship Strength & Conditioning coach position. Prospective employees must be motivated, disciplined, and cooperative .This position will start in August of 2017. While un-paid this is an extremely unique internship opportunity. Our intern coaches are put through an internship curriculum preparing them for the SCCC and the CSCS, as well as being a strength coach and given opportunities to actually coach and work with athletes, and the opportunity to receive future recommendation for jobs if they perform well.  This is an UNPAID position, however as mentioned earlier it is an unbelievable opportunity to further your career as a S&C coach as our internship program is one of our top priorities here at ISU. Required qualifications; In pursuit of Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or Related Field. Preferred qualificiations: completed Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree. Previous internship experience in the college setting, CPR / First-Aid / AED certificiation, certification by the CSCCa or the NSCA. COMPENSATION: This is an UNPAID position. However there will possibly be a full-time paid opportunity opening up in May 2016 and previous interns are highly considered for the position. The internship program is highly competitive and is a huge priority here at Indiana State University. We are committed to growing and developing young coaches and also expanding the ISU S&C coaching network to further help previous, present, and future ISU S&C coaches. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: This position will be responsible for the internship curriculum as well as jobs and duties assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. This position will also assist the full-time staff with other team responsibilities as requested. Daily facility and equipment maintenance, weekly staff meetings, daily/weekly communication with assigned sport coaches and athletic trainers, and assist in supplement distribution. TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to COACH JAMES SMITH, [email protected]. Applications will no longer be accepted aft August 10th, 2017.

Bradley: The Bradley University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking a highly motivated, dedicated professional for the position of Assistant Sport Performance Coach. This position is primarily responsible for designing, implementing, conducting, and monitoring sports performance programs for Men’s and Women’s Golf and Women’s Tennis. The position will also assist with the sport performance programs of 12 additional Olympic sports. This is a 10-month, non-exempt, non-benefit eligible, part-time temporary entry level position. Primarily responsible for upholding the values and mission of Bradley Athletics, pertaining to performance enhancement and injury prevention through implementation of research based training. Bradley University is a top-ranked, prestigious, private university in Peoria, Illinois, offering 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students the opportunities, choices and resources of a larger university and the personal attention and exceptional learning experience of a smaller university. Bradley offers a comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs in business, communications, education, engineering, fine arts, health sciences, liberal arts and sciences, and technology. The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in Central Illinois. A Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred. One to three years of strength and conditioning experience in a collegiate environment is also preferred. The successful candidate must possess significant expertise within the strength and conditioning field; excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills; the ability to motivate student-athletes and work cooperatively with coaches and the sport medicine staff; a commitment to excellence and value of education; familiarity and comfort working in an environment with a strong academic commitment; and sensitivity to cultural differences. Proficiency with computer applications, general office software and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations required. Certification by CSCS, USAW and/or CSCCa needs to be actively pursued if not already obtained. CPR certification is required within 30 days of hire. To ensure full consideration submit a cover letter, resume and complete contact information for three professional references to [email protected].

Yale: The Yale Football Sports Performance Staff is looking for qualified and hardworking Fall 2017 interns with a strong passion for College Football and Sport Performance to work with the Yale Football Team and in the Varsity Weight-Room. These positions are unpaid, but provide valuable experience, and will begin August 14th. Preferred candidates should be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in or related to the field of Exercise Science. This is an NSCA accredited internship site, thus, candidates must possess a certification or membership through the NSCA, or be doing the internship for college class credit. Upon completion of the internship, the NSCA will award 2.0 CEUs to each candidate. An NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, or USAW Certification is preferred but not required. Resumes and any other questions should be emailed to Assistant Sports Performance Coach, TJ Belanger, at [email protected].

Christopher Newport: Christopher Newport University is seeking highly motivated strength and conditioning interns for the fall 2017 semester.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with the implementation of sport specific programs that incorporate injury prevention, mobility, flexibility, and strength and speed exercises.  This is an UNPAID position, school appropriate apparel will be provided.  Academic credits can be applied towards an Exercise Science or related Undergraduate or Graduate program.  Interns will have every opportunity to grow as a strength coach by learning proper progressions, continuing education through research and hands on coaching.  Qualifications: hard work ethic, attention to detail, high energy, Bachelor’s degree or in progress of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree, have or looking to obtain a certification (CSCS, SCCC and USAW).  If Interested please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Jesse Strawser, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at [email protected].

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