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Strength Scoop - Tuesday August 13, 2019

Tuesday August 13, 2019


Arizona: The University of Arizona Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the Fall of 2019. This internship has begun but is still accepting more applications, this internship will conclude at the end of the 2019-2020 season. This is an unpaid position. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for the University of Arizona Football team and potentially other University Athletic Programs, set up and break down for daily training, routine maintenance and cleaning of the training facilities, and completion of the internship curriculum. Required qualifications include a strong work ethic, completion or current pursuit of an undergraduate or graduate degree in exercise science or a related course of study, and a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional in the collegiate or professional setting. All applicants should have, or be working towards an accredited certification (CSCS or SCCC). Other preferred qualifications include previous coaching in a collegiate setting and personal involvement in a collegiate competitive sport. Applications will be taken until the positions are filled. All potential applicants are strongly advised to make sure this internship is economically feasible before applying. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume and three references as one (1) PDF document to Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach Daree Ajibade at

UT Chattanooga: dThe UT Chattanooga Athletic Performance staff is looking for qualified, hard working and driven candidates to fill internship positions immediately. The internship is an in-depth Collegiate Strength & Conditioning experience with Master Strength & Conditioning Coach and CSCCa President/Co-Founder, Ethan Reeve, that will provide an intensive hands on education in the weight room, with a classroom component geared toward prepping for the CSCCa Certification. Candidates will also gain the required 640hrs under a Master Strength & Conditioning Coach for the CSCCa Certification. This internship will provide the opportunity to work hands on with Football, Wrestling, Soccer, Track, Tennis and many other teams. The goal of this internship is to mentor young coaches and help them gain graduate assistant or full time positions upon completion. There is no monetary compensation or housing provided for this internship but candidates will receive some athletic gear to wear and valuable experience in Collegiate Strength & Conditioning. Preferred candidates should possess or be working towards an Exercise Science, Kinesiology or Physical Education related degree. A CSCS, USAW or CSCCa certification is preferred but not required. Please email Assistant Director of Athletic Performance, Collin Engstrom, at

UMBC: University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) is currently accepting applications for a Strength and Conditioning Intern, for the upcoming Fall semester This is an unpaid position. This internship program will educate and develop aspiring strength and conditioning coaches and will provide the opportunity to work with a variety of Division 1 athletes from each of the University’s 15 varsity teams, including Men's Basketball. Focus will center on learning training and programming techniques for Olympic, compound and assistance lifts, as well as conditioning related aspects of training. These include acceleration, agility, multi planar movement, and dynamic warmup/recovery. The goal of this program is to develop highly skilled coaches who will find employment at the Division 1 or professional level. Internship will include a weekly curriculum of interactive, hands on assignments which will develop the following: Interns ability to program for strength and conditioning for different sports, defending choices using sound reasoning Interns knowledge of the field, including different training methodologies Interns understanding of administrative and other duties of strength coaches Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in Exercise Science or related field OR possess a degree in an Exercise Science related field. CPR/AED/First Aid Certified Must possess or be working towards NSCA CSCS certification (mandatory) and USAW Level 1 (optional-preferred) Previous participation in athletics and strength and conditioning is preferred Must have a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach at the collegiate or professional level Starting Date: September 3,2019 Ending Date: December 6,2019 To apply: Please submit a cover letter explaining why this internship is of interest to you and how you think it will benefit you in your career, as well as a resume and three professional references. Please email this material to Neil Wittmer at

Austin Peay (Clarksville, TN): Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN is seeking to fill a Graduate Assistant Sports Performance position that will begin in August of 2019. Candidates must have a strong desire to become a full-time Sports Performance coach, and must posses strong qualities of passion, leadership, and integrity. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, assisting with football sports performance, the design and implementation of sports performance programs for other assigned sports, weight room supervision and upkeep, daily communication with sport coaches and athletic trainers, and other duties assigned. Required: previous coaching experience, CPR/AED & First Aid Certification, Bachelor’s degree in an exercise related field with a GPA of 2.5 or above, and GRE scores of 140 on Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning and a 2.5 on Analytical Writing. Compensation includes a tuition waiver only. Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to Corey Canezaro

Towson: Towson University is accepting applications for a Paid Strength and Conditioning Intern. Under the Supervision the Director of Football Performance, the Strength and Conditioning Intern will serve as a member of the Towson University Athletic Department’s multidisciplinary Performance Team and will work directly with student-athletes, athletic trainers, dietitian, coaches, and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical, and evidence based performance strategies for Towson University student-athletes. The position is aimed to provide professional experience for individuals who are looking for additional experience following an entry level education as they transition into full time employment, working independently as a strength and conditioning coach. The incumbent will design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables; assist with the coaching of other teams when necessary. Monitor the condition of equipment and request repairs or replacement as necessary. Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics programs to enhance overall departmental operations. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations. In coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, and the Director of Football Performance assist in the implementation of: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree and experience in strength and conditioning. The selected candidate must hold certification in any of the following: NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa (CSCC) and is required to hold current CPR and FIRST AID certification. Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Apple via this link.