Strength Scoop

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Tuesday March 24, 2009

Western Illinois University: Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for full-time strength and conditioning interns for the summer 2009 and 2009/2010 academic semesters. Responsibilities include assisting the head strength and conditioning coach in all aspects of developing and implementing strength, speed/agility, conditioning, flexibility, and recuperative programs for 20 intercollegiate athletic teams. Additional responsibilities will be to provide daily weight room supervision, daily upkeep and maintenance of equipment, assist with and conduct periodic performance and strength testing, completion of internship curriculum, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic and desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Candidates should be enrolled in or completing their degree in an Exercise Science undergraduate/graduate program and should be certified in CPR/AED and be working towards certification from any of the following organizations: NSCA, CSCCa, USAW, ACSM, or NASM. Previous experience in strength and conditioning in an intercollegiate athletics environment preferred. Position: This is a non-paid internship position. The successful applicant(s) will receive course credit towards graduation (if applicable) and Division-I/Missouri Valley Football Conference and Summit League (Olympic Sports) strength and conditioning experience. Starting Dates for the internships are as follows: Summer - June 1st, Fall - August 1st, Winter/Spring - Jan. 11th, To apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and three references to Christopher Anderson, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, Leatherneck Speed, Strength, & Conditioning, Western Hall, 1 University Circle, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL 61455. Application materials may be faxed to (309) 298-1960 or emailed to <CT-Anderson2@wiu.edu>.