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Strength Scoop - Tuesday June 13, 2017

Tuesday June 13, 2017


Middle Tennessee State: Middle Tennessee State University Strength & Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for 3-4 volunteer interns for Football and all Olympic Sports, both immediately and the fall 2017 semester. Qualifications: Ideal candidates will possess a strong work ethic, willingness to learn, and a strong desire to become a Strength & Conditioning Professional. Compensation: This is an unpaid voluntary position. Candidates will gain experience training Division-1 athletes, exposure to sports nutrition, program design, professionalism, and have the potential to earn recommendation towards future employment in the field. Successful completion of the internship may lead to an extension in the program into future semesters. Class credit may be applied towards this internship. To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references, with the title “MTSU Strength & Conditioning Internship Application” to Sam Ehrlich at

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Montana: The University of Montana Department of Athletic Performance is accepting qualified applicants for the Fall of 2017, unpaid, Athletic Performance Internship Program. Interns will gain experience with both football and Olympic sports, while completing an internship development program. This intern position is an opportunity to audition for our graduate assistant positions opening in the summer of 2018. The opportunity to coach in a brand new state of the art facility opening in September 2017. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting the strength and conditioning staff with the implementation of sport specific strength, speed, agility, flexibility, mobility, and conditioning programs for all sports. Additional responsibilities will include training session set up, daily upkeep, and maintenance of equipment and other duties as assigned by the Athletic Performance staff. Interns will be an extension of the Athletic Performance staff and will be expected to abide by all rules and regulations of Athletic Performance and Griz Athletics. Required Qualifications: Applicants should be pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a related field. Applicants must possess CPR/AED-First Aid. Applicants should be certified or working toward CSCS or SCCC certification. Candidates must have a strong desire to be involved in strength and conditioning at the collegiate level. This position will start August 7 th and conclude December 15th . Application Process: For full consideration email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Brandon Ronan, Assistant Director of Athletic Performance, at

Villanova: Per source, Pat Brennan has accepted a position on the Villanova strength staff. Brennan previously worked with the strength program at Marshall.

West Alabama: The University of West Alabama Department of Strength & Conditioning is currently seeking applicants for a Graduate Assistant position beginning Fall Semester 2017. Compensation for this position will be provided in the form of full time graduate level tuition, experience in coaching collegiate level athletes, UWA gear, ect.. Applicants must be CPR/First Aid certified, hold a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science or a health related field, and either hold or pursuing certification through the NSCA, CSCCA, or USAW. Prior experience in teaching and coaching Olympic and basic strength exercises, along with experience in writing programs for sport performance is preferred. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Design and implementation of sport-specific training programs for 2-4 assigned sports, testing and evaluation, communication with sport coaches and athletic training staff, as well as other duties as assigned by the Director of Strength and Conditioning. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references in a single PDF document to Joseph Boyd, Director of Strength & Conditioning at

The Citadel: The Citadel is currently accepting applications for two VOLUNTEER Strength & Conditioning (S&C) internship positions. The internship will last from August 23 – December 8. Interns will gain practical experience working in a Division I S&C environment under the guidance of an approved CSCCa mentor. Minimum requirements include CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications; an unwavering work ethic, a desire to become an industry professional, the ability to adjust to a demanding work schedule, and effective communication and leadership skills in a group setting. Other preferred qualifications include certification from a recognized governing body (NSCA, ACSM, USAW, CSCCa, etc.), previous intern or coaching experience, personal involvement in a competitive sport, and proficiency with computer productivity applications. Responsibilities will include assisting with team training sessions, daily, weekly, and semester long professional development assignments, facility maintenance, and other tasks as designated by the S&C staff. Interested candidates must submit: cover letter (one page max), resume, 3 professional references, a (3 min max) video answering 1) why you coach? Why you coach the way you coach? What it feels to be coached by you? and define success. Note: the cover letter, resume and references should be submitted to Mike Morgan at Subject line should read “Citadel S&C Internship, Fall 2017; Last Name, First Name.” This should also be the title of your attached document. Applications due July 15.

Southwest Minnesota State: Southwest Minnesota State University has a Football Graduate Assistant position available for Strength and Conditioning. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Design, implement, and evaluate speed, strength, and conditioning for the football program. Analyzing nutritional habits of student-athletes and educating them on healthy dietary choices. Computer data entry of strength, speed, and conditioning test results. Communicating with the football staff and sports medicine staff regarding physical training issues and injury limitations of student-athletes. Additional duties as assigned. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required, ability to get into Master’s program at SMSU. National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) certification, or Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCC) certification preferred. CPR and First Aid certification required. Proven success in all areas of strength and conditioning programming, Olympic style lifts, plyometrics, speed development, conditioning, and flexibility. Position includes full tuition waiver and $8000 stipend. Does not include meals or housing. Beginning date is August 1st, 2017. Applicants are asked to send a resume, list of references (minimum of 3), and copy of certifications to Cory Sauter

Gallaudet (D-III - Washington, DC): Under administrative direction of the Gallaudet University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Gallaudet University is seeking a well-qualified intern for the 2017 Fall semester. Gallaudet University is the premier institute of higher learning for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The successful applicants will gain hands-on experience working with all 14 NCAA Division III varsity sports. It is the goal of Gallaudet University staff to provide interns with a well-rounded experience incorporating all facets of strength and conditioning. Interns who are entering into the internship program will assist the strength coaches with all sports and implement the strength, power, speed, agility, conditioning, movement assessment, and corrective exercise programs. In addition, interns will be taught the fundamentals of yearly planning and program design. An emphasis will be placed upon the professional development of each intern in an effort to ready them for a career as a collegiate strength and conditioning coach. JOB REQUIRMENTS:Applicants must have or be working towards the completion of a degree in Exercise Science, Kinesiology, Physical Education or another related field. Interns with either collegiate athletic or coaching experience are preferred but not required. A strong work ethic and willingness to work extended hours are a must. In order to apply each candidate must be First Aid and CPR/AED certified and either working towards or already certified strength coach. Knowledge of American Sign Language (ASL) is preferred. If the successful candidate has no prior knowledge, it will be expected that the intern is willing to learn. Interested applicants shall submit a cover letter, resume, and two references. The successful applicant will be provided with a dorm room and a $1000 meal card. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to Stephon Healey at

Franklin Pierce (NH): Franklin Pierce University, located in Rindge, New Hampshire, is seeking a Strength and Conditioning Graduate Assistant with an anticipated start date of August 1st 2017. The position includes a stipend of $666.67 per month (August 1st 2017-May 31st 2018), along with a full tuition waiver towards one of Franklin Pierce University’s multiple graduate programs. Responsibilities: design and implementation of the strength programs for assigned athletic teams, provide athletes with instruction for safe and proper lifting technique, assist with the day to day operations of the university’s varsity weight room. Qualifications: applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or a related area, CPR/AED Certification, and either hold or pursuing a CSCS, SCCC or USA Weightlifting Certification. Application: please send an email to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Marcus Williams ( Email should include your resume, cover letter and no more than 3 professional references. These documents should be attached as one single PDF file in the previously mentioned sequential order. The subject line of the email should read: “Franklin Pierce S&C GA Position- Last Name, First Name”.