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Strength Scoop - Tuesday October 27, 2020

Tuesday October 27, 2020


Louisville: The University of Louisville Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for UNPAID/VOLUNTEER Internships for the WINTER/SPRING 2021 semester. The internship positions and curriculum are designed to provide valuable learning experiences, practical knowledge of the application of exercise and sports science principles, and hands-on experience with leading edge technology and training modalities at the highest level of collegiate athletics. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with all aspects of the strength and conditioning program in compliance with NCAA rules and regulations, assisting with daily operation and analysis of sports science and athlete monitoring technology, data collection, set up and break down of equipment, and daily facility maintenance. Other individual responsibilities will be assigned according to level of education/experience, attention to detail, and desire to learn. Applicants must be highly self-motivated, enthusiastic, possess excellent communication skills, and have an extremely strong work ethic. Minimum qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/AED/First Aid, ability to adapt to demanding schedule and work in a fast-paced environment, a strong desire to become a Strength and Conditioning Coach; CSCS or SCCC, and experience with intercollegiate athletics preferred. This position will provide interns with valuable practical experience, networking and professional development opportunities, and college credit, if applicable. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter (1-page max), and 3 professional references in one PDF file to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Geoff Stanford at

Purdue: Purdue University Football Strength and Conditioning Department is now accepting applications for Volunteer Interns for the Spring of 2021. This internship will begin in January and will conclude in May of 2021. These are unpaid positions, and CLASS CREDIT IS REQUIRED FOR THIS INTERNSHIP. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to; assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for Purdue University Football. Interns will gain hands on experience in a Division 1 setting, assist with 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 be working towards their certifications from the governing body of the NSCA or CSCCa. 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 as well as making sure you will be getting class credit from your university. All interested candidates please email a cover letter, resume, and three references as one (1) PDF document to Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Phillis to

Virginia: UVA is looking to hire for an olympic sports performance internship. Our internship program is looking for candidates who are seriously interested about pursuing a career in strength and conditioning. Ideal candidates should be pursuing certification from CSCCa, NSCA and/or USAW or already certified. For part-time candidates who are seeking purely volunteer hours or seeking class credit, schedule and requirements will be adjusted according to your class load. Admission Requirements: Students wanting to become a strength and conditioning volunteer should meet the following requirements: Junior status or higher, Exercise Science, Physical Education, Health Major Ability to lift 75 pounds or more Compensation: Valuable experience working with Division-I athletes. How to Apply: In a comprehensive PDF file, please include your Cover Letter, Resume, and three references to: Coach Mel Willison Olympic Strength and Conditioning Internship Coordinator University of Virginia at

Central Michigan: Central Michigan is looking to hire for a full-time internship. This is a full-time (unpaid) internship working exclusively with the Central Michigan University Football team for the Spring of 2021. Candidates must be self-motivated individuals looking to grow their professional experience. Interns will gain valuable field experience as well as exposure to industry leading sport-technology. Internship candidates will be responsible for being present at team activities. This includes all speed, strength and conditioning sessions as well as any other assigned obligations. Interns will have the opportunity to assist in our CMU Nutrition Refueling Program. Daily responsibilities will extend to the set-up and break-down of training sessions, maintenance of weight room equipment, data input and interpretation and participation in a daily intern curriculum. The internship curriculum will consist of daily teaching sessions including the underpinning factors of a successful strength and conditioning program as well as speed, strength and conditioning programming. Interns can also assist with select Olympic sport teams. Candidate will assist the Director of Strength and conditioning in all phases of operation. Qualified candidates will have or should be perusing a degree in exercise science or a related field. Interns are expected to be detail oriented and self-motivated. Preferred certifications include CSCS, SCCC and USAW, CPR/AED is required. For further info contact John Waters – Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references by November 30th .

William Penn (NAIA - IA): William Penn University is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant Athletic Performance coach. This is a 12-month position starting ASAP with a two-year commitment. Full tuition waiver, a monthly stipend, apparel, and attendance to various professional conferences/clinics are included. Candidates must be admissible to the graduate program with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Responsibilities include assisting with the design and implementation for a variety of William Penn University’s collegiate sports. The qualified candidate will be assigned sports based on his/her background and experience. This will include programming and coaching opportunities at BOTH the collegiate and high school levels. The position will also assist the Director for Athletic Performance, help with maintenance of the Randleman Fitness Center, and perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletic Performance. Proven knowledge and experience with sport specific strength, speed, and agility programs is necessary. A HIGH PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THOSE WHO PLACE AN IMPORTANCE ON GAINING LARGE AMOUNTS OF EXPERIENCE IN BOTH PROGRAMMING AND HANDS-ON COACHING! Candidates must hold a BA/BS in exercise science or a health-related field and be working toward certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength & Conditioning Association or the SCCC through the CSCCa. Candidates with an athletic background or experience (volunteer/intern) in a collegiate strength and conditioning program is preferred Candidates must possess strong communication skills and have the ability to effectively work with student athletes, the sports medicine staff, administrators, and sport coaches. Candidates must possess skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel. Qualified applicants email cover letter, resume and references to