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Strength Scoop - Monday July 29, 2019

Monday July 29, 2019


Thomas (NAIA - GA): Thomas University Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking qualified applicants to fill the Strength and Conditioning Athletic Assistant/Graduate Assistant position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: design and implementation of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams; demonstration and instruction of Olympic weightlifting techniques; supervise during team workouts, individual workouts, and open hours; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and the desire to become and strength and conditioning professional. Qualifications: (Required) - Bachelor’s degree, previous strength and conditioning experience in a collegiate setting; experience in designing and implementing workout programs; CPR and First Aid certifications. (Preferred) - CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certification. Compensation: Tuition (fall and spring), university housing (fall and spring), and monthly stipend. Start date: August 2019. Please send Resume, Cover Letter, and 3 Professional References to: Corey Potter, Director of Strength and Conditioning at

St. Joseph's (D-I - PA): The Saint Joseph's University Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department will be accepting applications for 2 volunteer internships for the 2019-2020 school year. This internship is unpaid. The tentative start date will be 8/19. Duties and responsibilities will include, assisting the strength staff with set up and supervision and break down of all training sessions. Nutrition distribution and facility upkeep. Candidates should have a degree in Exercise Science and CPR/AED certification. While there is no monetary compensation, qualified candidates will have the opportunity attend the CSCCa National Conference in May with the strength staff including all fees associated with the test and trip. To apply send COVER LETTER, RESUME AND REFERENCES IN 1 PDF ATTACHMENT TO Brian Bingaman, Director of Strength and Conditioning at

Arizona: The University of Arizona Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the Fall of 2019. This internship will begin August 5th, 2019 and will conclude at the end of the 2019-2020 season. This is an unpaid position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University of Arizona Football team and potentially other University Athletic Programs, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. All applicants should have, or be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume and three references as one (1) PDF document to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Daree Ajibade at

Vermont (FCS): The Athletic Performance Department at The University of Vermont has unpaid internship opportunities available for fall, spring and summer semesters. This internship will provide selected candidates with practical knowledge and experience in the field strength and conditioning within the collegiate setting. Responsibilities will include but are not limited too facility cleanup and maintenance, setup and breakdown of team lifts, projects throughout the semester, attendance to weekly coaching university sessions, assisting in the implementation of team training sessions and various other tasks designated by the Athletic Performance Staff. The ideal candidate is someone who is currently enrolled or completed an undergaduate or graduate college degree program in Exercise Science or related field of study and needs a professional internship for college credits or to stay relevant in the field of collegiate strength and conditioning. Exceptions may be made for anyone who has a background in strength and conditioning, athletics and has a strong work ethic and desire to break into the field. These candidates will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body, (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CsCCa, etc.), CPR/AED certification, previous intern or coaching experience, former personal athletic experience. Selected candidates can expect to work a non-traditional work schedule between 30-40+ hours per week, including early mornings and potentially weekends. Before arrival, candidates will receive a detailed "internship development program" and access to a web based intern manual with various readings & video's to guide your education. Upon completion of the assigned materials, the Athletic Performance staff will assign each intern an individualized "assessment" to ensure proper understanding of the material. These "assessments" will be target each interns "area of weakness" in order to help further the development of the intern as a coach. The goal at the end of the semester is to have a better understanding of what it is like to be a collegiate strength coach, gain valuable on the floor coaching experience, get connected to the best resources for information on various training topics and get "fast-tracked" to how we do things here at Vermont Athletic Performance. To apply, send an email with a statement of interest, any certifications, experience or references to

Maine (FCS): University of Maine director of sports performance Jon Lynch is looking to mentor one aspiring sports performance coach. This paid appointment will be from September 1 st 2019 until April 30 th 2020. The selected individual will possess the CSCS or SCCC as well as CPR/AED/First Aid certifications. Job responsibilities include writing programming for various Olympic sports, and assisting with the implementation of the football in-season and off-season performance program, plus other various tasks. Our goal is to provide the mentee with a conceptual understanding of why athletes exhibit various performance traits at specific times, and how to manage inputs to gain desired outputs. Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to

Yale (FCS - CT): Yale University Sports Performance is looking for candidates to fulfill internship positions for the Fall 2019 semester. The internship is a comprehensive experience providing hands on education in the weight room, with a classroom component, including lectures on program design, theory, nutrition, athletic testing, and more. The internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with the Football team that won the 2017 Ivy Championship and finished #24 in the nation. The team also had multiple All-Americans, the Ivy League Rookie of the Year, and numerous other individual awards in the 2018 season. This is a rigorous internship with hours that would closely mimic that of a full time strength coach. The goal of this internship is to ready individuals for full time positions upon completion. Responsibilities may include the following: assistance through workouts, pre-game nutrition, post-game nutrition, travel with the team to away trips, and practice duties as well. There is no monetary compensation for the internship, but there is the opportunity to use this internship as a site for the completion of college requirements. The internship is also an NSCA accredited continuing education site. You will receive 2 CEU's for participating in the internship. The ideal candidate will be a current college student, or one who has recently graduated. Preference will be given to those who are in Exercise Science, collegiate athletic experience, or prior weight room experience. Applicants of all professional background who are eager to learn and grow as a coach are encouraged to apply. Please reach out to our internship email at Begin date: August 18th 2019 End date: December 8th 2019

Houston Baptist (FCS): HBU’s Athletic Performance Staff is looking for interns for the Fall of 2019. We are looking for intern-coaches who are highly motivated and passionate about training athletes in regards to physical preparation, injury reduction, and most of all character development. The intern-coaches will be mentored in motivation strategies, on-the-job communication skills, periodization and programming, movement coaching, and professional career development. The start date is negotiable but we are looking to start August 19th. This is a full semester commitment, meaning the internship ends December 2nd. Applicants must be seeking to become an Athletic Performance Coach / Strength and Conditioning Coach and preferably already be certified through the NSCA or CSCCA. Although there is no money to be earned, what the intern-coach will gain is valuable experience in coaching and earn a chance to receive a recommendation for future employment in the field. This internship will not just be a protein shake stocking and bench wiping experience, there are plenty of opportunities for coaching experience and working with multiple sport teams on both the Olympic sports and Football side. The intern-coach will be getting hands on coaching experience at a Division 1 University. Houston Baptist University is a distinctively Christian University that celebrates a highly diverse student athlete population and is located in Houston, Texas. Applicants may apply from July 29th – August 16th 2019. If you are interested please send a cover letter, a resume, statement of your faith, and 3 references all as one PDF to Coach Charlie Rhea at with the subject line saying: Fall 2019 Internship. Interviews will begin immediately.

Reinhardt (NAIA - GA): Reinhardt University (GA) is currently accepting applications for VOLUNTEER interns for the Fall of 2019 semester. The Internship will begin August 19th and will end December 2. This is an unpaid position with no housing or meals provided. If this internship is not economically feasible for you, then do not apply. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Assisting with the set-up, implementation, and direction of ALL athletic teams at RU (including Football). Potential applicants will also assist the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with all daily maintenance and operational duties. Throughout the semester the potential candidate will receive weekly intern education and real coaching experience. The candidate will be expected to coach, not watch sessions. The candidate will also have the potential to run his own team(s) and sessions. Qualifications: A willingness to learn and grow. Enrolled in or recent completion of a Bachelor’s degree in an Exercise Science related field. Currently possess or be working towards certification through the CSCCa, USAW, or NSCA. Previous coaching experience is preferred, but not required. Compensation: RU Gear. Candidates should email their cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references, in that order and in one file, to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Tyler Bertolini at Subject line must read: RU Strength Intern.

Widener (D-III - PA): Widener University is seeking to fill a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning position. This candidate will have the title of Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. This position will begin on August 5th, 2019. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with football strength & conditioning, the design and implementation of sports performance, weight room supervision and upkeep, daily communication with football coaches and athletic trainers, and other duties assigned by the head coach. Preferred: previous collegiate coaching experience (Internships included), CPR/AED & first aid certification, a SCCC or CSCS Certification, and a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field. In order to be considered for the position, the candidate must be admitted into graduate school at Widener University. Compensation includes 12 graduate credits per year and $5,500 and possible option of housing. Local Candidates encouraged to apply. Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to