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Strength Scoop - Thursday January 24, 2019

Thursday January 24, 2019


Houston: The University of Houston Olympic Sport Performance Department is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill Summer 2019 internship positions. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with supervision and execution of strength and conditioning training programs for various sports, attending to daily maintenance of the training facilities, use of technology/data analysis and professional development throughout the internship program. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, a strong desire to become a Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach and pursuing NSCA-CSCS and/or CSCCa-SCCC certification(s). Compensation: This is a non-paid volunteer position. You will gain experience as well as the opportunity to learn and grow in the field of Strength and Conditioning. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of professional references to Minor Bowens at

Colorado State: The CSU Football Strength and Conditioning department has 2-3 unpaid internship available immediately. These positions are designed to engage students who actively seek a career as a strength and conditioning coach in the day-to-day operations of the football weight room. Candidates will be exposed to all facets of an NCAA Div. I FBS football strength and conditioning program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting with the daily operations of the weight room, helping to create a positive training environment, assisting with distribution of nutritional supplements under guidance of a registered dietitian and strength and conditioning staff, record keeping and facility and equipment maintenance. These positions provide the opportunity to gain experience and examine career opportunities in intercollegiate athletics while working in a dynamic, exciting and collaborative environment. We are looking for candidates who have high attention to detail, a sense of urgency, are willing to learn, and have the ability to build relationships with our staff and student-athletes. Individuals must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community and advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ideal candidates will be certified or actively pursuing certification from NSCA and/or CSCCa. Interns should be prepared to work a variety of times including days, nights, weekends and holidays. All interns will receive instruction in – and be required to comply with – NCAA regulations and policies. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to

Utah Valley: Marshall assistant strength coach Seth Thomsen, has accepted the head strength job, per source.

Bradley: Bradley University Sports Performance Department is looking for applicants for 3-4 Sports Performance Interns for Summer 2019. This is an UNPAID, VOLUNTARY internship, and candidates are responsible for ensuring financial feasibility. Compensation includes premier Division 1 Missouri Valley Conference sports performance experience and possible recommendations for future career opportunities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with the implementation of the strength and conditioning programs for assigned Bradley University sports programs (including strength, speed/agility, conditioning, flexibility, mobility and recovery protocols), daily setup and breakdown for training sessions, routine maintenance and cleaning of weight room facilities, completion of a assigned strength and conditioning curriculum and other duties assigned. Potential candidates must possess a strong work ethic and character, high energy, effective organization and communication skills, and a strong desire to work in the sports performance field. Required qualifications include CPR/AED certification, as well as earned or currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related degree and CSCS or SCCC certification. Qualified applicants may also receive course credit towards graduation (if applicable). The internship will start on May 29th, 2019 and end on August 17th, 2019. Applications will be accepted until March 1st or until the positions are filled. To apply please submit a Cover Letter, Resume and 3 References to Matt Friend, Assistant Sports Performance Coach at Please no phone calls.

Fayetteville State (D-II - NC): Fayetteville State University Department of Athletics is seeking a Full-Time Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the entire athletic department. This individual must be highly qualified and motivated. This is an 11-month position paying $40,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience. The position will begin immediately once a hire is made. Qualifications include: A Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field, NSCA and/or CSCS certification, a current CPR/AED certification, experience in a collegiate strength and conditioning program, and completed background check. Qualified candidates, please send your resume and references to

Shorter (D-II - GA): Shorter University invites applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant Coach. Shorter University sponsors 18 varsity sports with over 400 student/athletes in the various programs. Candidates must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship. The program is designed to provide each participant with a holistic and valuable practical experience in the field of Strength and Conditioning. The placement will involve a number of the following duties & responsibilities: Assist Director of Strength & Conditioning in all aspects of training for the 18 Div. II varsity sports, attend weekly training seminar on teaching correct techniques for appropriate workout regimens, teach athletes proper technique and perform diagnostic biomechanical analysis of an athlete’s movement, assist with supervision of the weight-room (equipment maintenance and cleaning, exercise supervision, safety issues etc.), program design & responsibility for 3 - 5 assigned sports teams, assist with the input of test data, research, and testing, and discussion of professionalism, budgets, weight room safety and set-up. GAs receive 31 hours of tuition remission for graduate courses only; if pre-requisites are needed they must be covered by financial aid or applicant’s personal funds. Qualifications: Potential candidates must have a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. All candidates must be enrolled for the 2019 Spring Semester and maintain satisfactory progress towards degree completion to maintain the position. Required: Undergraduate degree in related strength and conditioning field; 1 – 2 years coaching experience, in the weight room, is preferred. The candidate must be able to articulate their salvation history clearly and meet the Core Spiritual Requirements listed in the Graduate Assistantship guidelines, which say, among other criteria: “Must regularly attend and be actively engaged in a Bible-believing church.” Preferred: A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Sports Management Applicant must hold a Strength and Conditioning Certification from one of the following organizations: NSCA – CSCS, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach or above, CSCCa - SCCC, and must be up to date on CPR/AED certification. GAs are asked to make a minimum 16 to 24-month work commitment to Shorter, depending on the master’s program and hours allowed each semester. Class hours taken in the summer require a work commitment of at least 5-10 hours per week of class. Start Date: ASAP Spring Semester 2019 (tentative start date) Application Deadline: Feb 8th, 2019. Contact Director of Strength and Conditioning, Trey Kilgore at with resume, 3 professional references, and a cover letter. Shorter University is a Christ-centered University affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention and requires employees to be committed Christians.