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Strength Scoop - Thursday March 21, 2019

Thursday March 21, 2019


Rutgers: Rutgers Olympic Strength and Conditioning department is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill 3 paid internship positions the Fall 2019 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, daily maintenance of the training facilities, and professional development assignments throughout internship curriculum. Qualification: 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. Prefer SCCC or CSCS certfication(s). Compensation: contingent on experience. Successful applicants will gain Big Ten experience and essential knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career in Strength and Conditioning. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional reference ALL AS ONE PDF to Zach Kinninger at

Howard Payne: Howard Payne University, a NCAA Division III institution in Brownwood, TX is looking for a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant to begin in June 2019. Responsibilities for potential candidates will include but are not limited to: Assist the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach in the development, implementation, and supervision of a sports performance program for 12 Div. III varsity sports, instruct and coach athletes on proper training technique, maintain facilities, set up and break down training sessions, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Potential candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a strong desire to pursue a career in strength and conditioning. Candidates must also hold a Certification from one of the following organizations: NSCA – CSCS, USAW Level 1 Sports Performance Coach, or CSCCa – SCCC. The candidate must be up to date on CPR/AED certification or obtain within 30 days of start date. Send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Aaron Gill at

Kentucky: The University of Kentucky Football Performance Staff is currently seeking applications for “VOLUNTEER” Strength and Conditioning Interns for the Summer of 2019. This internship opportunity will be “UNPAID” positions running from May 31st –Aug 2nd 2019. The interns will assist with “FOOTBALL” only. Preferred applicants must be highly motivated, have a tremendous work ethic, and be interested in becoming a Strength and Conditioning/Performance Coach. Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to assisting the Football Strength and Conditioning Staff in all aspects of program administration. The position requires working directly with student athletes to teach proper lifting technique, assess and document progress of the student athletes during training, and maintain a clean, sanitized weight room. Within the UK Strength & Conditioning-Football Performance program, you will follow a protocol that allows you to learn how to: learn and teach proper lifting position and technique, research relevant training modalities, develop training programs and manipulate those programs based on time of year, sport-specificity, exercise progression, periodization, and utilization of available equipment. Please apply only if you are financially able. No compensation (stipend, meals, housing, etc.) will be given. A Nationally accredited certification is preferred but not required. Intern applicants must be CPR/AED certified. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University of Kentucky background checks. If interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references. Send all correspondence to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Deonte Mack via email only AT No phone calls please.

Appalachian State: Appalachian State’s Athletic Performance Staff is seeking 3-5 candidates for a 2-month long summer internship. Candidates will be working with football only. Interns will be given an educational curriculum as well as the opportunity to work with high-level Division 1 athletes. You must be able to support yourself financially over these 2 months because no compensation will be provided. These position will assist the football Athletic Performance Staff with implementing the summer training program, set up and break down of all training sessions, and upkeep of the weight room/facility. Interested candidates please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Brick Aldridge at

San Jose State: San Jose State University is seeking highly motivated and qualified candidates for the position of Graduate Assistant Athletic Performance Coach starting in the summer of 2019. Responsibilities for the position include: Assisting with the football athletic performance program, creating and leading the athletic performance program for 2-3 Olympic sports, assist the Athletic Performance staff with all daily maintenance and operational duties, involvement in volunteer/intern professional development program, as well as other duties assigned by the Head Athletic Performance Coach. Graduate Assistant package includes a $12,000 annual stipend. California residents are encouraged to apply as there is no out of state tuition waiver. Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's degree in exercise science or a related field and already possess accreditation from the (NSCA) CSCS or (CSCCa) SCCC. Must have a strong desire to be involved in Athletic Performance at the collegiate NCAA DIVISION I level; proficient in Microsoft Excel; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; must be diligent and willing to learn; adhere to all University, Mountain West Conference, and NCAA regulations. Motivated candidates should email their cover letter, resume, and 4 professional references in one PDF to Lead Assistant Athletic Performance Coach Aaron Potoshnik at .

Florida State: Florida State Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for interns for SUMMER 2019. This is a VOLUNTEER, UNPAID, position and offers Division I experience and training in an educational environment and the opportunity for future recommendations or opportunities in the field of strength and conditioning. Responsibilities will include: assist the Football Strength and Conditioning staff in the training of the Florida State University’s Division I football program; assist with daily administrative and maintenance duties; assist in the set-up and break-down of equipment for every workout; spotting athletes; and participate in weekly projects and assignments for the duration of the internship. The internship start date would be in May and end in July. Minimum Qualifications: must have a STONG WORK-ETHIC, ENTHUSIASM and a DESIRE to develop the characteristics necessary TO BECOME A SUCCESSFUL STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH. Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in exercise science or related field and pursuing CSCS or relevant certification from one of the following: NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW and CPR –First Aid certification. Candidates must email a letter of application, resume and the names of three references to Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Joey Carnes at

Winthrop: Winthrop University is accepting applications for an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach position. Major Responsibilities: Under the direction of Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, the Assistant Coach is responsible for assisting in all matters related to the physical performance of student-athletes on all 17 of university's NCAA Division I varsity athletics programs. Minimum Qualifications; Bachelor's degree in physical education, kinesiology, exercise science or related area required; Master's degree preferred. One year of experience working in intercollegiate athletics weight room with strength and conditioning required. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) or Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) certification required. CPR and AED certification required. Ability to work with several teams, student-athletes, and coaches from diverse backgrounds. Ability to work flexible hours. Candidates must possess excellent communication, organizational and computer skills. To find out more information please visit