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Strength Scoop - Wednesday April 5, 2017

Wednesday April 5, 2017


Chadron State (D-II - NE): Chadron State is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant position. Strategic deployment of graduate assistant positions is essential to ensure that limited resources are utilized in a manner consistent with the philosophy of CSC. Graduate assistants provide experiential learning in select areas and to assist the individual in a successful transition to future educational and professional opportunities. Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, assisting the Strength and Conditioning Coach with supervision of the weight room, monitoring athletes workouts and conditioning programs, and other duties as assigned. Candidates must: have a completed Bachelors degree, be conditionally accepted or accepted application to the CSC graduate program, and be able to work on the Chadron State College main campus. Preferred candidates will have CPR, AED, and First Aid certifications, communication skills, attention to detail, time management skills, positive attitude, sense of urgency, and work ethic; additional preferred certifications from one or more of the following CSCCA, SCCC; NSCA, CSCS; USAW. For more information, or to apply for this position, please visit this link.

Virginia: University of Virginia Football Performance, the nation’s premier Human Performance Internship Experience invites applicants for our Summer 2017 program. Please see this video for more information and how to apply.

University of Maryland Baltimore County: University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) is currently accepting applications for a Strength and Conditioning Intern, for the upcoming summer. 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 Division 1 athletes from each of the University’s 15 varsity teams. 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. Qualifications: currently enrolled in exercise science or related field OR possess a degree in an exercise science related field, CPR / AED / First Aid certified, possess or be working toward NSCA CSCS cert and USAW level 1, previous participation in athletics and strength and conditioning. Starting date: July 10, 2017. End date: August 18, 2017. 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

Eastern Kentucky: The Eastern Kentucky University Strength and Conditioning Department is currently accepting applications for two to four Strength and Conditioning INTERNS for the summer of 2017. This is an unpaid position that will last for the duration of the summer semester, May 22 through August 11. This internship can be used for course credits or for professional development. An educational curriculum will be provided which includes learning to teach and coach Olympic lifts, annual planning, and sport specific conditioning. Those candidates who are certified (CSCS or SCCC) can gain practical experience working directly with the athletes. Our summer teams will include Football, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, and Women’s Soccer. Interns will also have the opportunity to help operate our new nutrition center. Interested applicants must exhibit effective communication skills, positive energy, a relentless work ethic, and a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. Responsibilities will be assigned based on your level of experience and availability. All applicants will be considered, however the preferred qualifications are: NSCA(CSCS) or CSCCa(SCCC), first aid/CPR, and completed a Bachelor’s Degree working towards a Master’s Degree. If interested, please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Brandon Hannum, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at

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Houston: The University of Houston Football Sports Performance is currently accepting applications for UNPAID internships for the summer of 2017. Internship report date is May 28 th and ends July 26 th . Applicants should have, or be working towards, a BA/BS in an Exercise Science related field. Completion of this internship can fulfill potential credit hours toward a program degree, and offer an opportunity for advancement in the field of sports performance. Preferred qualifications include certification from one or more of the following (CSCCa, CSCS, USAW), previous coaching experience and proficiency in teaching basic weight room exercises. This position is responsible for assisting the football sports performance 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. Please send your cover letter, resume and 3 references to Christopher Campbell,

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Bradley: Bradley University Sport Performance is currently seeking applicants for volunteer UNPAID internships for Summer 2017 , starting June 5th and end August 11th-18th (TBD). Interns will gain experience at the Division 1 level working with both men’s and women’s basketball teams as well as women’s volleyball. There will also be opportunity to work in a small group basis with a variety of other Bradley University athletes. Responsibilities include assisting with team training sessions on the court and in the weightroom, facility set up/breakdown, facility maintenance, and participation in professional development projects. This internship may be used to fulfill course credit if necessary. Required qualifications: currently pursuing a bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise science or a related field with a strong desire to become a Collegiate/Professional Strength and Conditioning Coach. Preferred qualifications: Experience working with collegiate athletes, currently pursuing or possessing NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa certification(s), and having current First Aid/CPR credentials. Interested applicants, please submit cover letter, resume and 3 professional references (in one PDF file) to Alex Gregurich at