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Friday November 25, 2011 Strength

Friday November 25, 2011

University of Connecticut: Seeking candidates for strength and conditioning graduate assistant. Qualifications: Prospective students must be a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA or eligible to sit for the certification examination. Students must be admissible in non-provisional status to the University of Connecticut Graduate School. A minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum score of 1100 on the GRE exam are required for applying. Job Description: Performance of the duties of a strength and conditioning coach under the supervision of the full-time department staff. This position will provide positive coaching in order to enhance the sport performance of Division I student-athletes in the Division of Athletics. Working experience and familiarity is required with current academic research in strength and conditioning such as periodization of strength training and power and speed development. This position will apply research information to coaching strategies in order to enhance sport performance and to assist in the prevention of injuries. This position will provide assistance to the full-time strength staff as well as assume responsibility for developing programs and coaching principles for our teams. Graduate Programs: Applicants can choose to earn a degree from any academic program whose requirements allow the applicant to fulfill the demanding duties of this GA position. We strongly recommend the Strength and Conditioning program that is offered through the Kinesiology Department. Start Date: August 23, 2012 ­- May 22, 2013. Benefits: This appointment is for a full-time Graduate Assistant and is contingent upon your full time registration (6 credits or more). Benefits include a $19,383.73 stipend, full tuition and book waiver, and full medical benefits. Application Procedure: Applicants must apply directly to the graduate school at in addition to sending cover letter, resume and at least three reference letters to Interviews will only be granted to those individuals who have been accepted into the Graduate School. Applications will not be accepted electronically through the NSCA website. Questions about the position should be directed to Chris West (Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach). Complete applications must be received by: 1/15/2012. Contact: Chris West, USAW, MS, CSCS / Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Email:, University of Connecticut, Phone: (860)486-2611, Fax: (860)486-9471.