Monday May 3, 2021

Mercer (FCS – GA): The Mercer University Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applicants who are highly motivated for a Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Position. The Graduate Assistant will report directly to the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and will be responsible for up to 3-4 Olympic sports as their respective strength and conditioning coach. Added responsibilities include: primarily assisting with the Football training program, assisting with nutrition, as well as helping implement the overall training programs for all sports. This position requires the Graduate Assistant to maintain a 3.0 GPA while pursuing a Master’s Degree. Compensation includes a $1250 meal stipend per semester, free housing, a tuition waiver, and a monthly stipend. The applicant must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science (or related field), and must also be admitted into a graduate program at Mercer University. Other qualifications include a strong work ethic, attention to detail, enthusiasm, effective communication skills, positive energy, willingness to work, hold certification(s) and/or seeking to get certified in at least one of the major certifications below. Preferences (but not limited to): CPR/AED/First Aid Certified, CSCS, SCCC, USAW.  Interested applicants should submit a single PDF file including: (1) a resume, (2) a cover letter, and (3) contact information for three professional references, in this specific order. Review of candidates will begin immediately. Intended start date is to be determined. If interested, please submit applications to: [email protected]. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Mercer University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Yale (FCS): Yale Sports Performance is seeking qualified candidates to fill available internship positions for the Fall 2021 semester. This internship includes a classroom lecture component as well as rigorous hours in the weight room alongside full-time coaches for hands on experience. Students will not only gain the knowledge of program design and theory, nutrition, athletic testing, and leadership, but also have the chance to apply what they have learned in a practical setting with Division I athletes. The goal of this internship is to give interns the necessary tools to obtain jobs within the strength and conditioning field. The hours will closely resemble that of a full time strength and conditioning coach. This is an unpaid internship, but hours can be used towards academic credits for college. It is also an NSCA accredited continuing education site. You will receive 2 continuing education units (CEU’s) upon completion. The ideal prospective candidate would be a current or recently graduated college student. Preference will be given to those who have studied Exercise Science, however all professional backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Additional considerations will be given to those who have an athletic or coaching background, as well as those who are eager to gain experience coaching in a collegiate strength and conditioning setting. Begin date: August 23, 2021 (Tentative Orientation Date). End date: November 12,  2021 (Tentative End date). Contact [email protected]

Hampton: Luke Butler has resigned as the head strength coach Hampton University to pursue other interests and to enjoy his family.

Colorado: University of Colorado is accepting applications for volunteer intern coaches to contribute to the Football Sports Performance Program for the 2021 Summer and potentially into the Fall Semester. This is an unpaid opportunity that provides experience assisting the Football Sports Performance staff with the implementation of comprehensive, sport-specific, injury prevention and performance enhancement training programs. In addition to daily responsibilities, this internship includes a professional development curriculum built on the foundation of the Colorado Football Sports Performance training philosophies. This curriculum includes education of functional strength training techniques, coaching development, sport-specific conditioning concepts, sport science technologies and applications, professional development presentations, programming, weight room management/logistics, in addition to injury prevention, rehabilitation and return to play practices. The goal of this internship is to develop highly effective sports performance coaches with the potential to transition into a paid position with Colorado, another university, or professional organization. This internship is expected to begin as early as Monday, May 24th and last until Friday, July 30th, 2021, with the opportunity to extend throughout the entire 2021 Fall semester pending a positive evaluation. Prospective candidates must possess a desire to become a sports performance coach, strong character, and demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Required qualifications include achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study in addition to current CPR/AED certification. Per university policy it is required that all University of Colorado students, faculty and staff receive a COVID-19 vaccine and verification must be presented before the start of the internship. Deadline to apply is: Monday, May 24th 2021. If interested send email with subject header “Colorado Football Sports Performance Internship – Last Name, First Name.” Please attach cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references as one PDF file to Andy Ward at [email protected].

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