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Strength Scoop

Monday April 5, 2010

Montana State University: a NCAA Division I (FCS Football) institution and member of the Big Sky Conference is accepting applications for summer 2010 and/or fall 2010 Internships. Potential interns will gain valuable hands on experience and knowledge of in-season and off-season strength and conditioning programs. Upon successful completion of this internship, one should posses and demonstrate the required abilities to advance in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Duties: Assist Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of strength, speed, agility, and conditioning programs designed for 15 varsity teams, weight room maintenance, equipment maintenance and other duties assigned by the strength and conditioning staff. There is a potential opportunity to be assigned to 1 or more sports teams depending on your prior experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications. Qualifications: Candidates must be self motivated, possess a strong work ethic, and a genuine desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach. Previous weight room experience via previous coaching experience and/or a background as a competitive athlete is preferred. In addition, candidates should be pursuing or just completed a Bachelors or Masters degree in exercise science or a related field a well as working towards a certification with the CSCCa or NSCA. Current CPR/AED/First Aid certification is required. Compensation: Class credit toward graduation requirements, valuable experience and knowledge, and earned recommendation towards future employment opportunities. These are un-paid positions with the potential for tuition assistance dependent upon experience, knowledge, skills, and qualifications. How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to Doug Samuelson Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Montana State University, email: or mail to: #1 Bobcat Circle, Brick Breeden Fieldhouse, Bozeman, MT 59717.

Florida International University: Strength and Conditioning department is accepting applications for Summer 2010 interns. Interns will be responsible for assisting the Head Football Strength Coach in assisting with football, upkeep of the facilities, and weekly projects for professional development. This is an opportunity to work with a Division 1 football program in a brand new 14,000 square foot weight room, in the city of Miami. We are looking for self motivated, hard working individuals who want to further their careers in strength and conditioning. Interns must be certified in CPR upon arrival. Hours for this internship are 25 hours minimum per week. You will be working directly under CSCCa approved mentor Roderick Moore in which you will obtain hours for your CSCCa certification. This is an unpaid internship. There is limited, inexpensive on-campus housing available on a first come first serve basis. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to David Feeley at

Youngstown State: Title: Assistant Strength Coach. Job Summary: To assist the Head Strength Coach in developing, implementing, conducting and monitoring strength and conditioning programs of all sports teams. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in exercise science, sports medicine, physical education or related field required; master's degree preferred; minimum one year post-graduate strength and conditioning experience in intercollegiate athletics. Required Certifications And/or Licensures: Certification in CPR/AED; Certification through NSCA/CSCCA/USAW. Application Deadline: Applications received by May 14, 2010 will receive full consideration, but will be received until position is filled. Candidates should submit resume and list of three references via email only to: John Patrick, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach Essential Functions & Responsibilities: Analyzes available data on strength and conditioning of new and returning student-athletes in order to identify potential levels of physical ability; -Test athletes to evaluate performance level and desired areas of improvement; -Implements and monitors safe and effective strength and conditioning programs to improve physical performance for all men's and women's sports, including pre-season, in-season, and off-season workouts; -Implements appropriate sport specific exercises, exercise sequences, sets, repetitions, recovery periods, load, frequency and intensity; -Instructs athletes in correct execution of flexibility and speed development; assist in supervising and monitoring safe and successful operation of weight room; -Assist in the supervision of internships, including instruction and coaching development; -Maintain strength and conditioning records, prepares reports of athletes' status and progress. -Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance -Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions Other Functions and Responsibilities: -Actively participates in public relations appearances and community services activities on behalf of the Department. -Complies with all NCAA, conference, and institutional regulations, policies, and procedures -Performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of YSU. -Travel with teams as required. -Regularly work weekends and evenings as required. Supervision Exercised: -Functional supervision is exercised over student strength and conditioning staff. Physical Requirements: -In accordance with Department of Labor and strength ratings, this position performs light work. Reports To: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach