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Strength Scoop - Tuesday January 21, 2020

Tuesday January 21, 2020


James Madison: James Madison University is seeking to hire a graduate assistant for Strength and Conditioning, with a start date of August, 2020. The selected applicant would be responsible for assisting the Director of Strength and Conditioning for Football with the daily operation of the James Madison University Athletic Performance Center. This position will assist with 2 nationally ranked athletic programs, Football and Women’s Lacrosse. In addition, this program will have complete responsibility for assigned teams. To be a fit for James Madison University we are seeking curiosity, passion, and a commitment to improve yourself daily. This position provides tremendous opportunity for personal and professional growth at an elite University. Compensation will be provided in form of a tuition waiver and monthly stipend. Acceptance to the position is dependent on admission into the graduate school. Candidates should be certified through the CSCCa, NSCA, or actively pursuing these certifications. All interested applicants please send your cover letter, resume, and references in 1 document to Brian Phillips, Director of Strength and Conditioning. Interested candidates can email materials to

Livingstone: Livingstone College (Salisbury, NC) is now accepting applications for its 2020-2021 Spring/Fall internship program. Interns will work closely with ALL Division II sports. The Livingstone College internship program is a VOLUNTARY position and NO housing or monetary compensation will be provided. We are looking for a group of hardworking and dependable people to help provide a quality sports performance experience for our student-athletes. Build your resume with hands-on experience in program design/ implementation and other in-depth responsibilities. Learn the inner workings of a Division II sports performance program and prepare for success in the strength and conditioning field. Applicants should be pursuing or have a certification through the NSCA, CSCCa, or equivalent. Applicants MUST be CPR/AED certified or be able to obtain upon start of internship. A degree in Exercise Science or equivalent background is strongly encouraged. Former athletic experience in Football, Basketball, and Track and Field is also encouraged. Please send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: Matthew Pinkard, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach

James Madison: The James Madison University Strength and Conditioning Staff is currently accepting applications for 2 unpaid internship positions. The duration of these internships will be based off performance and availability. There is also potential for this internship to transition into a Graduate Assistant Position that would begin in August, 2020. These positions will have the opportunity to be involved with the daily operating procedure of a Division 1 football program as well as other Division 1 Olympic sports. You will have the opportunity to coach. We are seeking passion, curiosity, and a commitment to better yourself and our program on a daily basis. Interns will also have an educational curriculum to learn about assessments, speed training, strength training, energy system development, nutrition, regeneration, analytics and much more. All interested applicants please send your cover letter, resume, and references in 1 document to Brian Phillips, Director of Strength and Conditioning. Interested candidates can email materials to

Kentucky Christian: Kentucky Christian University's Department of Strength and Conditioning is now accepting applications for 1 Strength and Conditioning Intern Coaches for the Spring Semester of 2020. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to; assisting with supervision and execution of strength training programs for Football and all Olympic Sports, teaching student athletes proper technique and equipment use, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities. Candidates will have the opportunity to program, implement, and supervise a strength and conditioning program for some assigned sports. HOUSING AND MEALS WILL BE PROVIDED. No monetary compensation will be provided. However, there will be opportunity to advance within the department. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or be in the last semester of coursework for an undergraduate degree in exercise science or related field of study. Certification from one or more of the following (NSCA, CSCS; CSCCA, SCCC; USAW) are preferred. Position will start at candidates earliest convenience. If you are interested in the position, please email a resume and three professional references to Casey Carpenter at

Illinois: The University of Illinois Football Strength & Conditioning is currently seeking volunteers for an UNPAID internship to contribute to the program for the Winter 2020 term. Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to assist the full-time staff with training sessions for football in compliance with NCAA rules. This is an unpaid opportunity that offers invaluable knowledge, hands-on experience assisting the full-time coaching staff in all aspects of the strength and conditioning program, and the potential to earn recommendations for future career opportunities. Potential candidates must possess a strong work ethic and character, great energy and enthusiasm, as well as the ability to demonstrate effective organization and communication skills. Potential candidates must have a great desire to learn about the strength and conditioning profession as well as pursue a career in the collegiate setting. Responsibilities include, but not are not limited to, assisting with the daily implementation of off-season training for the Illini Football team, set-up and breakdown of daily strength and conditioning training sessions, routine maintenance, cleaning and organization of the training facility, and data collection. Previous experience in a strength & conditioning program, coaching internship experience, or collegiate athletics experience is preferred but not required. This internship will start as soon as a candidate(s) are identified and end at the conclusion of April 2020. To apply, send an email with a letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references to Micah Cloward, Assistant Football Strength and Conditioning Coach at