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Strength Scoop - Monday October 16, 2017

Monday October 16, 2017


North Florida: The University of North Florida Strength and Conditioning Department is in search of qualified candidates for 2-3 volunteer internship positions for the 2018 Spring Semester. This is an unpaid position. Successful applicants will gain valuable experience working with Division-I athletes, knowledge of the day-to-day operations of a Division-I strength and conditioning program, and potential class credit. Day to day responsibilities will include setup and breakdown of lifting/conditioning sessions, facility maintenance and upkeep, and other tasks given by the full time staff. Prospective applicants should hold or be working toward a CSCS or SCCC certification, and/or be pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Additional qualifications include a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach, punctuality, high energy, and confidence in a group setting. Start date is Friday, January 5th, 2018. Please send a resume and two references to Coach Connor Gettemy, Strength and Conditioning Assistant, at Application deadline is 11/15/2017. No phone calls, please.

Texas: University of Texas Football Strength and Conditioning Program is accepting applications for Interns, for the Winter/Spring Conditioning Program. Responsibilities include assisting the Football Strength Staff in all aspects of developing and implementing strength, speed/agility, conditioning, flexibility, mobility, and recovery protocols for the Football Program. Additional responsibilities will be to provide; daily weight room supervision, daily upkeep and maintenance of equipment, assist with and conduct performance and strength testing, completion of internship curriculum, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic and desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Candidates should be enrolled in or completing their degree in an Exercise Science undergraduate/graduate program and should be certified in CPR/AED, and working towards certifications from any of the following organizations: NSCA, CSCCa, or USAW. Previous experience in an intercollegiate strength and conditioning program preferred. Position: This is a non-paid internship position. The successful applicant(s) will receive course credit towards graduation (if applicable) and Division I FBS / Big 12 Conference strength and conditioning experience. Apply Between: October 3, 2017 to December 15, 2017 Internship Dates: From January 8, 2018 to May 26, 2018 To apply: Submit letter of application, resume, and three references to Nate Peoples, Assistant Strength Coach for Football at Please no Phone Calls.

Colorado State: Colorado State University Football Performance is still accepting applications for Strength and Conditioning (2) Volunteer Interns for the Spring Semester 2017 (Jan 8, 2018-May 18, 2018). Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs specific to football, proper movement preparation, development and execution of speed & conditioning protocols, execution of proper motivational techniques, and most importantly developing an understanding of the major health and safety risks in college football off season training etc Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. Contact information for our former interns can be provided upon request for more information about the experience. NO MONETARY COMPENSATION WILL BE PROVIDED. Qualifications: Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCa, SCCC; USAW) are preferred. CSCCa mentorship program will be available for selected candidates seeking to obtain the SCCC certification. Those candidates who are selected for SCCC certification must complete the requirements set for by the CSCCa. 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 to qualify. Expectations: We are very selective in looking for special individuals to have around our players and staff. This position is designed to give you a TRUE experience in what it takes to be a collegiate strength coach at the division 1 level specific to football. It is also designed to equip candidates with the proper tools to be a successful GA and in some cases a successful full-time coach. Interested candidates please send a resume with three professional references to ASAP. COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, WHICH ENCOURAGES APPLICATIONS FROM MINORITY GROUP MEMBERS AND WOMEN.

Newberry College: Newberry College Strength is seeking applicants for a 10 Month Strength and Conditioning Assistant Intern position. Compensation is approximately $1,250 monthly stipend before taxes plus the possibility of all-inclusive housing. Meal plan is included. Primary responsibilities include: Designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams. Upkeep of the daily maintenance of the weight room. Communicate effectively with coaching staffs and sports medicine staffs making adjustment as needed while assisting with return to play protocols as needed. Possible administrative tasks as deemed necessary by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. Part time assistant will also complete multiple projects throughout the internship to prepare you for your next step in becoming a full time Strength and Conditioning Coach. Job Requirements: Passion for Strength and Conditioning, punctual, ability to multi-task, willingness to learn, highly energetic, basic knowledge of programing for multiple sports. A Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in an associated field of Study. NSCA certification, or NCAA Compliant. Current First Aid/CPR/AED certification is required. A Valid driver’s license and access to a personal mode of transportation. To Apply: Please send a video of yourself coaching any main lift of your choice along with a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to (Please include “Strength and Conditioning Part Time Intern Assistant” in the Subject Line)

Shippensburg: Shippensburg University is currently seeking two to three qualified full time volunteer assistant candidates for the spring 2018 semester. The spring strength and conditioning program will run from January 15th (Start date flexible) to May 4th. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for football, basketball & various other Olympic sports, on floor coaching of student athletes, teaching student athletes safe and proper exercise technique, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities and professional development throughout the semester. Volunteer Assistants will be assigned the lead of 2-3 sports teams based on prior experience. This is an unpaid position however, the volunteers assistants 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. Chosen candidates will also have the opportunity to complete the required internship hours for the CSCCa – SCCC under the mentorship of Robert Day. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, effective communication skills, Desire to make strength and conditioning into a professional career, Have attained a Bachelor’s degree not limited to but preferably in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, First Aid, CPR & AED certified, Certified in at least one of the following: SCCC, CSCS, PES and/or USAW. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional or high school setting or competitive collegiate involvement, Pursuing or have attained other relevant certifications, Knowledge of sports nutrition. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this job is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF or Word document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at by December 15, 2017.

New Mexico: Apply now for the BEST internship in the nation! UNM offers an experience unlike any other! Interns will work closely with championship caliber teams in a state of the art facility. Like most other internships, you will wake up early, you will do menial labor, you will not get paid. You will, however, be treated with dignity and respect. You will be challenged to take ownership over player-development. Your strengths will be enhanced; your weaknesses snuffed out. In short, you will become a strength coach. What sets our internship apart is our curriculum. Designed to be neither an academic exercise nor a mere repetition of certification exams, our systematic curriculum helps would-be strength coaches grasp the intangible skills and standards of the profession. Interns who take the position seriously will likely secure future positions as a strength coach with the assistance of a strength staff dedicated to professional advancement. Candidates should possess, or have a set test date for, their CSCS or SCCC certification. The internship will begin January 7th and end May 4th. If you are prepared to take the next step in your career, email a single PDF document of your resume, cover letter, and references to Coach John McWilliams Jr. at Applications must be received prior to December 1st, 2017 for full consideration.

Stony Brook: Stony Brook University Athletic Performance department is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill internship positions during the Spring 2018 semester. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience working in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. It may fulfill course credit if necessary. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for various sports, including Football, daily maintenance of the training facilities, and professional development assignments throughout internship curriculum. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach. Pursuing NSCA, or other certification(s). There is no compensation for these positions; however, successful applicants will gain Division 1 experience and essential knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in Strength and Conditioning. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Vinnie Cagliostro at

Mercer: Mercer University, a Division I member of the Southern Conference, is currently accepting applications for the position of Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach. Start date for this position will be the first week of JANUARY 2018. This position is responsible for Assisting the Director of Strength & Conditioning in all departmental functions. Duties include writing and implementing programs for 3-5 assigned teams as well as assisting with other teams as needed. Qualifications required are experience with teaching and demonstrating the Olympic lifts, Power lifts and other movements to collegiate teams; 12+ months experience in writing and implementing sports performance programs; an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC); meeting Mercer University graduate school entrance requirements. Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science or related field of study. Personal qualities desired are: ability to follow directions well, strong work ethic, very professional, loyal, dependable, good people skills and judgment, with exceptional communication and organizational skills. Compensation package includes room and board with a full tuition, books waiver, a monthly stipend and meal plan. Applicants must have a strong desire to pursue a career as a full time, collegiate strength & conditioning coach. Interested applicants may apply by sending cover letter, resume and 3 professional references as ONE PDF document; applications not in this format will be discarded. Include your name in the subject line. Jon Mangel, Director of Strength & Conditioning at

Yale: The Yale Football Sports Performance Staff is seeking qualified and hardworking individuals with a strong passion for College Football and Sport Performance, to fill Spring 2018 internship positions with the Yale Football Team and in the Varsity Weight-Room. These positions are unpaid, but provide valuable experience, and will begin around the second week of January 2018. Preferred candidates should be working towards a Bachelor's or Master's degree in or related to the field of Exercise Science. An CSCCa- SCCC, NSCA-CSCS, or USAW Certification is preferred but not required. Resumes and any other questions should be emailed to Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance, Coach Collin Engstrom, at