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Strength Scoop - Monday May 14, 2018

Monday May 14, 2018


Wake Forest: The Wake Forest University Sports Performance department is currently accepting internship applications for the 2017-2018 academic year. There are 2 internship positions available to work with the OLYMPIC Sports programs. Individuals will have the opportunity to gain Division I experience and work with all Olympic Sports teams. The right candidate(s) will be able to work towards completion of CSCCa internship requirement and sit for the CSCCa certification exam. All applicants must have completed or are currently pursuing bachelors or masters degree in Exercise Science or related field. Candidates must possess or be working towards certification through CSCCa, NSCA, and/or USAW and have strong work ethic and desire to become strength and conditioning professional. Interns will have the opportunity to assist the Sports Performance staff with the implementation and supervision of all training programs for Olympic Sports teams. Interns will also have professional development opportunities through completion of internship curriculum assignments. This is a volunteer position, but individuals will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience as well as earn future recommendation for employment. Please send cover letter, resume, and references to

Maryland: The University of Maryland is currently accepting applications to fill four (4) Fall 2018 volunteer internship positions. Qualified candidates would work with the Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department. This is an UNPAID position that is responsible for assisting the UMD Strength and Conditioning staff with the implementation of the Fall 2018 program (August 20th-December 7th), set up and break down of all workouts, maintenance and upkeep of the weight room and facility, and hands-on experience training collegiate athletes. Required qualifications include completion of Bachelor’s degree by the commencement of the intern program/current pursuit of a graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional, and possess a strong work ethic. Preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (USAW, CSCS, CSCCa). Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references to Will Franco, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at

Marshall: Marshall University Football strength and conditioning has an open internship available for the summer and fall. This position will provide housing and is unpaid. This is an intense hands on experience that will entail working with all program aspects to assistance in running groups, to nutrition to facility upkeep and set up. Interested candidates should contact Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning Bill Brown at

Shippensburg: Shippensburg University is currently seeking TWO qualified apprenticeship candidates for the 2018-2019 school year. This is an unpaid position HOWEVER chosen candidates will receive financial reimbursement for the CSCCa-SCCC (this includes travel cost, lodging, meal money stipend and any fees associated with conference and exam). Chosen candidates must complete the required hours for the CSCCa – SCCC under the mentorship of Head Strength Coach, Robert Day. The strength and conditioning program will run from August 1, 2018 (Start date flexible) to May 3, 2019. Chosen candidates will be required to work a minimum of 20 hours a week during the fall and spring school semesters. It is acceptable to have a part-time job to assist with personal finances. The daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for 20 DII varsity athletic teams, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities, professional development throughout the semester and any other tasks assigned by the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Apprentices will be used as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Apprentices will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities, receive college credit if applicable. The apprenticeship program’s goal is to advance the apprentice’s future in the strength and conditioning profession. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, Effective communication skills, Desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, First Aid, CPR & AED certified. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional, high school or private sector setting, Competitive collegiate involvement, Pursuing or have attained relevant certifications: CSCS, USAW, FMS, etc. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this apprenticeship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. To apply all candidates should send an email labeled “S&C Apprenticeship” with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in one PDF or Word document attached to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at by July 1, 2018. Review of applicants will begin immediately.

Assumption College (Worcester MA): The Sports Performance Department at Assumption College is seeking 1 candidate for the position of Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach & 1-2 candidates for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern during the 2018 Fall Semester. Assumption College is a member of the Division II Northeast-10 (NE-10). Accepted candidates for both positions will have the opportunity to work with all 24 sport teams. Candidates for the Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach Position MUST be CSCS or SCCC certified and have an up to date certification in CPR/AED. Candidates will be expected to assist and potentially lead small groups during training sessions. This position is perfect for an individual looking to break into the college strength and conditioning scene! Candidates for the Strength and Conditioning Coach Internship, can qualify for college credit. Interns will be treated as assistants, and have hands on coaching training, and could run small groups if proven to be trustworthy by the Sports Performance Staff. Candidates must show outstanding work ethic, the willingness to learn, outgoing personality, and attention to detail. Both positions are a volunteer opportunity with NO compensation. Both positions offer the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours toward a program degree (Internship Position). Candidates will receive hands on learning, coaching, and the ability to see the interworking’s of a Sports Performance Department. To apply for either position please submit a resume, to Ben Butterfield, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. With the subject line “Intern or Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach via email