Strength Scoop – Wednesday July 26, 2017

Wednesday July 26, 2017

Houston: The University of Houston OLYMPIC strength and conditioning department is looking for highly motivated individuals for the fall 2017 volunteer internship program. This is an UNPAID position, but offers the opportunity to work with all sports with the exception of football and men’s basketball. Internship includes a curriculum designed to help interns pass the CSCS or SCCC exam, hands on experience assisting strength coaches with assigned teams, set up and break down for each group, facility maintenance and upkeep, and weekly and semester long projects. Previous intern or athletic experience at the collegiate level preferred, but not required. Please send cover letter, resume and 3 references to Zz Gore at [email protected].

Marshall: The Marshall Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for its 2017 Fall Internship Program. This is an unpaid position (no-monetary) compensation will be provided. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning, as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. Candidates interested in this position should be: hardworking, passionate, detail orientated individuals, who have the desire to work in the strength and conditioning field at the collegiate level. Applicants should hold a BA/BS in Exercise Science or a Health Related field and be working toward certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA, or the SCCC through the CSCCa. Responsibilities will include: Daily maintenance of the facility and all of its equipment. Daily setup and break down of weight room and field workouts, and supervision of training sessions. This program will also consist of weekly educational projects and reports. Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Coach Brad Bielaniec at [email protected].

Montana State: Montana State University Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for Fall 2017. The internship will begin August 28th and run through December 8th (dates are flexible). The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to, assisting Strength and Conditioning coaches in program implementation of each sport, daily set up and break down, organization and cleaning of the weight room. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: strong work ethic, reliability, desire to become a Strength and Conditioning coach, CPR / AED certification. Preferred Qualifications: previous experience at the division 1 level, pursuing a Bachelors or Master’s degree, have or working towards CSCS, SCCC, USAW, PES. No Monetary Compensation will be provided, however, clothing will be given to each candidate. Please email cover letter, resume and 3 references to Jeff Tremper at [email protected].

Loyola (MD): Loyola University Maryland is currently hiring for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern, working out of the Reitz Arena Weight Room Facility. Interns will be expected to volunteer a minimum of 20 hours per week. The internship will last the entirety of the Fall 2017 semester. During the internship, the intern will be expected to develop a coaching philosophy, learn proper program design, how to research and assess articles in the field of Exercise Science, learn Excel programming, assist with on the floor coaching of assigned teams, and assist in the set-up and break down of training sessions. Once the intern has completed the above objectives, their internship finale will be to create a year-long program design for a designated team and potentially carry out their program for the last month of the semester. Candidate Requirements: Certified through the NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa (SCCC), in pursuit of a bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field, a desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate or professional level, ability to lead a team, and develop relationships with the athletes, coaches, and athletic department. Candidate Preferences: Previous internship and athletic playing experience. Interested candidates can apply for the position by sending a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Bryan Artfitch, at [email protected].

West Virginia Wesleyan: West Virginia Wesleyan (in lovely Buckhannon, WV) is currently accepting applications Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coaches for Fall 2017. The position will last through the fall semester with an opportunity for renewal for the spring. There will be no compensation other than the experience working in a Division 2 college weight room. Duties will include but are not limited to; set up and break down of the weight room, weight room organization and maintenance, and other duties as assigned by the Director. There is potential for the Assistant to work with a few teams on their own, designing and implementing their own strategies. Interested candidates must have a strong work ethic, great punctuality, a desire to be a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, and either have or are working towards attaining the CSCS or SCCC certification. Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and at least three references to the Director of Strength and Conditioning Eric Jett at [email protected].

Shippensburg: Shippensburg University is currently seeking qualified volunteer assistant candidates for the fall 2017 semester. The fall strength and conditioning program will run from August 28th (Start date flexible) to December 8th. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for football, basketball & various other Olympic sports, on floor coaching of student athletes, teaching student athletes safe and proper exercise technique, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities and professional development throughout the semester. Volunteer Assistants will be used like a paid assistant and will be assigned the lead of 1-2 sports teams. This is an unpaid position however, the volunteers assistants will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, Effective communication skills, Desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, Have attained a Bachelor’s degree not limited to but preferably in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, First Aid, CPR & AED certified, Certified in at least one of the following: SCCC, CSCS and/or USAW. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional or high school setting or competitive collegiate involvement, Pursuing or have attained other certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, FMS, etc. , Knowledge of sports nutrition. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this internship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF or Word document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at [email protected] by August 4, 2017.

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