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Strength Scoop - Friday June 22, 2018

Friday June 22, 2018


SMU: The Southern Methodist University Human Performance Department is currently accepting applications for a Volunteer Intern Strength & Conditioning Coach. There are positions available for the duration of the 2018 Fall Semester. This internship can be used for course credits. An educational curriculum will be provided as well as practical experience working with a variety of student-athletes at SMU. Interested applicants must exhibit effective communication skills, positive energy, attention to detail, a sense of urgency, and a willingness to work. Preferred qualifications include a completed Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or a related field and a certification through the CSCCa/NSCA. If interested, please submit a letter of application, resume, and four professional references to Rebekah Gold, Director of Olympic Sport Human Performance, at . Subject line should read: “SMU Human Performance Internship: Last Name, First Name”

Ole Miss: The University of Mississippi is seeking 1 Volunteer Basketball Sports Performance Intern for Fall 2018. This position is UNPAID. The tentative dates are August 18 - December 22. The selected candidate will be exposed to: Olympic lifting, Powerlifting, Velocity based training, Plyometrics, Speed training, Energy system development, FMS screening, Nutrition, Corrective exercise programs, Hydration testing. The selected candidate will be afforded the opportunity to complete his or her CSCCa mentorship requirements and receive recommendation to sit for the SCCC exam. Also, the candidate may receive recommendations for future employment opportunities. Required qualifications: Currently obtained or pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in exercise science, pedagogy, or a related field, strong desire to pursue a career in Sports Performanc, exceptional work ethic and takes initiative, currently obtained or pursuing CSCCa or CSCS. Please send resume and cover letter to Riley Allen at

VMI: Virginia Military Institute (VMI) Strength and Conditioning is accepting applications for VOLUNTEER internship opportunities for the FALL 2018 SEMESTER. We are seeking candidates who are looking to gain experience working within a Division 1 football Strength and Conditioning program. This an EXCELLENT opportunity to gain actual practical COACHING experience. The unique military setting allows for flexibility in the intern work schedule, many options are available to discuss. Job Description: Assist in the supervision and direction of the Strength and Conditioning program for the football team, set-up and breakdown of equipment, pursue continuing education opportunities, and other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Qualifications: Ideal candidates should be pursuing, or possess, a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Exercise Science, or related field of study. Must possess a strong work ethic, a willingness to be open to new ideas and a strong desire to enter the Strength and Conditioning field. Current certification, or working towards certification with the NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa. CSCCa mentorship program is available to those pursuing the SCCC certification. Preferred candidates will have a current certification, experience in a team training setting, be able to lead groups large and small and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of student athletes. Compensation: This is an UNPAID voluntary position. This position does not provide any stipend, benefits, or housing. Candidates will be able to gain experience working in a Division I football program and earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Class credit from current institution is available if applicable. Criminal background checks required for successful candidates. How to apply: Email cover letter, resume, list of references as ONE (1) attachment to: Dave Forman, Director of Strength and Conditioning at

Colorado State: Colorado State University is now accepting applications (4-5) for Football Performance Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Interns for the Fall Semester 2018 (August 6 th -December 17 th , 2018). Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Daily weight room maintenance, assisting with supervision and execution of physical preparation specific to football. An education curriculum is provided with weekly discussions to help aid in the personal development required to obtain advancement in the field. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. Contact information for former interns can be provided upon request for more information about the experience. CSCCa mentorship program will be available for candidates seeking to obtain the SCCC certification. Those candidates who are selected for SCCC certification must remain for the full nine month mentorship to complete the requirements set forth by the CSCCa. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Qualifications: Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCa, SCCC; USAW) are preferred. Must be first aid/cpr certified. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework for undergraduate degree in exercise physiology or related field of study. Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Inquiries must be received by July 23rd, 2018 for full consideration. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, WHICH ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS AND WOMEN.

Weber State: Weber State University is accepting applications for the FALL internship program Internship dates are from August 6 th to December 14 th . Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division I Strength and Conditioning Setting. Requirements: CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; a desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Professional, ability to maintain a flexible and demanding schedule, effective communication and leadership skills in a group setting. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: CSCS, USAW or SCCC certifications; previous intern or coaching experience, personal involvement in a competitive sport, and proficiency with computer data entry programs. Responsibilities will include assisting with team training sessions, professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as assigned by the Strength and Conditioning staff. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to Chris Fritz at with the subject “Weber State Strength and Conditioning Internship”. Please submit all applications by July 15th.

Tusculum: Tusculum College’s Athletic Department is seeking applicants for a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Here is the official posting. Tusculum College is a member of NCAA Division II and South Atlantic Conference. The ideal candidate Development, implementation, and oversight of a comprehensive strength and conditioning program for the Department of Athletics and its student-athletes. This person will report to the VP for Student Success and Athletics. QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor’s degree is required Master’s Degree is preferred. Candidate should have credentialing from National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA); *CPR/First Aid certification. Develop, implement and supervise the strength and conditioning programs for each sport program at the University. Design and implement strength, agility, speed, flexibility and conditioning programs for assigned teams and student-athletes. Will also be required to supervise any weight room workers, including graduate assistants and interns. A good driving record is required. HOW TO APPLY: Only online applications will be accepted. Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of professional reference, a Tusculum application, and Fair Credit Reporting Rights Act (FCRA) form electronically to Attn: Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Search. Only complete applications will be reviewed, material must be received by June 29, 2018, at 5:00pm. Material received after this date and time will not be accepted.