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Strength Scoop - Tuesday April 18, 2017

Tuesday April 18, 2017


Western Illinois: Western Illinois University is currently accepting applications for 1 (one) available Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning position. This is a 1 year appointment for the 2017-2018 academic year with the possibility of renewal. Responsibilities would include designing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for assigned teams, as well as other tasks as assigned by the head strength coach. Candidate must have a strong passion for strength and conditioning, knowledge of Olympic based lifts, and a desire to continue in a sports performance coaching career. Early mornings, late evenings and weekend hours may be expected of the position. Most likely start date will be July 1 st , 2017. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science or related field. Candidate must be accepted to the Exercise Science Graduate Program at Western Illinois University with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Candidate must have OR actively be seeking a certification from the CSCCa or NSCA. Prior experience in collegiate, professional, or private strength and conditioning will strongly be preferred. Candidate must have the ability to motivate, educate, and coach the student-athlete to reach their highest potential. One must have the ability to communicate daily at a high level with the strength and conditioning staff, athletic training staff, assigned sport coaches, and sport administrators. A current CPR/AED certification is required. Compensation: Tuition waiver and monthly stipend (around $900/month). Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Director of Strength and Conditioning Matt Jacobs at Candidates at the CSCCa National Convention in May will have possibility to be interviewed for the position.

UMass: The University of Massachusetts-Amherst is currently accepting applications for the SUMMER 2017 volunteer internship positions. These are positions for the summer 2017 training session, May 22nd – July 28th, with the opportunity to stay longer. Qualified candidates would work with all facets of a NCAA Division 1 FBS football strength and conditioning program. This is an UNPAID position. However the position offers the opportunity for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning, as well as the fulfillment of credit hours towards a degree program. The position is responsible for assisting football strength and conditioning staff with the implementation of the summer program, 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 or current pursuit of an undergraduate 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), previous coaching experience and proficiency in teaching and performing Olympic movements. Please send your cover letter, resume, and 3 references to James Carson at

Southwestern University (D-III - TX): The Southwestern University Sports Performance department is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 volunteer Football Strength & Conditioning intern positions. Duties will include assisting with daily operations & facility maintenance, managing various athletic performance data base programs as well as the completion of various educational assignments. Interns will have the opportunity to receive experience working with all aspects of the varsity football training program as well as other varsity sports. Candidates selected will be working in a rapidly expanding NCAA DIII environment with the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities, and receive college credit if applicable. Qualifications: Must be enrolled in an institution of higher education (undergraduate or graduate) in an exercise related major. Candidates must have a strong desire to become strength and conditioning professionals, must possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character and demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Possessing or pursuing the CSCS, SCCC, or USAW certifications preferred. No compensation will be provided. However, the position offers the opportunity of advancement in the field of strength and conditioning as well as the fulfillment of credit hours toward a program degree. Please submit cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Doug Ross – Head Strength and Conditioning Coach via email at