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Strength Scoop - Monday May 6, 2019

Monday May 6, 2019


Wake Forest: The Wake Forest University Sports Performance department is currently accepting internship applications for the 2019-2020 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. There will also be opportunities to gain Sports Science experience through data collection using GPS, VBT, and HRV. 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

Illinois: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department (non-Football, non-Basketball) is currently accepting applications for a part-time Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach. The position pays hourly up to 20 hours per week with no additional benefits. The candidate will have the opportunity to obtain practicum hourly requirements needed to be Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) from the CSCCa by an approved Master Strength Coach. Under the direction of the Strength and Conditioning Coaches, this position will assist in developing and implementing individualized annual training programs of the universities 17 NCAA Division I sports. Essential tasks include, but are not limited to: 1. Develop and implement individualized strength & conditioning programs for student-athletes in assigned sport programs 2. Independently manage, supervise and control the day-to-day operation of the weight room used by the sport programs assigned. 3. Ensure proper maintenance of equipment, including weight machines and other strength and conditioning equipment, including regular inspection, recommendation on repair/replacement as necessary 4. Engage compatibly and cooperatively with other strength & conditioning staff, team coaches, student-athletes and personnel in all other sports. 5. Perform responsibilities on evenings and weekends during scheduled team and student-athlete practice or conditioning sessions, and competitions, as assigned based on sport program. 6. Maintain knowledge of, and compliance with, specific NCAA, Big Ten Conference, and institution rules that relate to this position is required. Required qualifications include: must pass a background check; current CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; current NSCA-CSCS or CSCCa-SCCC certification. Preferred qualification include: degree in an exercise science related field; relevant experience in the Strength and Conditioning field as a student or graduate assistant; previous collegiate strength and conditioning internship and/or coaching experience; experience in program design; experience as a collegiate athlete; Microsoft office proficiency; demonstrate exemplary ethical conduct and conformance to NCAA and Big Ten Conference rules and regulations; ability to work in a dynamic environment and be a positive member of a team; and a strong work ethic, exceptional communication skills, a passion for the profession, as well as, commitment to the student-athletes. Interested candidates, send an email with the subject header, “Illinois Certified S&C Position – Last Name, First Name.” Please email a cover letter (one page maximum), resume (two page maximum), and three professional references as one PDF file, as well as, an application video (5 minute maximum) coaching the squat, deadlift, and clean to Emily Schilling, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at The deadline for applications is May 17, 2019.

Wayne State (D-II - NE): The Wayne State College (D2- Nebraska) Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking a qualified applicant for one Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: design and implementation of sport specific strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams; ability to demonstration and instruct lifting techniques; supervise team and individual workouts; assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the facility. Qualifications: Must hold a national certification (CSCS or SCCC preferred), ability to be accepted into graduate school, must have or be able to obtain CPR, AED and First Aid certifications; previous strength and conditioning experience in a collegiate setting (preferred); experience in designing and implementing workout programs. Compensation: This 10 month position will start in August 2019 and will have an $8,000 stipend, full tuition will be covered for up to 9 credit hours per semester. GA will be responsible for student fees and books. Housing is not provided. This position will be the lead assistant for the department, in addition to leading 2-4 teams, they will get experience assisting with football as well as assisting with administrative task. Please send resume, cover letter, and at least 3 Professional References in (1) single document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Grant Darnell Preference will be given to applicants that submit materials before May 13th. Interviews may take place at CSCCA National Conference.

Sacred Heart: The Sacred Heart University Strength & Conditioning Staff is looking for qualified interns with an interest in Collegiate Strength & Conditioning to work with the Sacred Heart University Football Team during their training sessions this summer. There will be opportunities to work with other teams as well. These positions are unpaid, do not include housing or meals, but will provide valuable experience in Collegiate Strength & Conditioning. The internship start date will be May 28th and will go until July 31st. Preferred candidates should possess or be working towards a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in or related to the field of Exercise Science. An NSCA-CSCS, CSCCa, or USAW Certification is preferred but not required. Resumes and any other questions should be emailed to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach, Collin Engstrom, at

Simpson: Simpson College is looking to hire an assistant director of strength and conditioning (2-year internship). Salary is $23,660 per year through an internship funded through NCAA D-III ethnic minorities and women's internship grant. This position will be eligible for benefits and a meal plan. The position offers the candidate the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of a Division III collegiate strength and conditioning program. This position reports to and is under the direct supervision of the Athletic Director and will work closely with the academic chair of the Sport Science and Health Education Department. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred. Must be CSCS certified (NSCA Certified
Strength and Conditioning Specialist) or SCCC certified (through Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association). Applicants should have a minimum of two years’ experience in strength and conditioning and a desire to work in college athletics. Candidates must demonstrate excellent writing
and verbal communication skills. A complete application will include a cover letter addressing your interest and a brief description regarding how as a candidate you qualifications for the position, resume, and contact information for three references. Materials may be submitted to