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Strength Scoop - Wednesday February 28, 2018

Wednesday February 28, 2018


Northern State (D-II - SD): Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning. Compensation includes a two thirds tuition waiver and a monthly stipend. Candidates must be admissible to the graduate program, GRE is not required. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports, communication with coaches, athletic training staff and administration. Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree 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. Previous strength and conditioning internship experience preferred. Experience with Olympic lifts preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel preferred. Qualified applicants email cover letter, resume and references to Dylan Fritz, Director of Strength and Conditioning at

Tarleton State (D-II - TX): The Tarleton State University Athletic Performance Program is accepting internship applications for the summer 2018 semester, with a starting date on or before June 4, 2018 and an end date of August 3. 2018. The internship hours may be countable toward the CSCCa’s Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified practicum requirements, and/or for college credit if needed. The volunteer internship will involve active experience in an NCAA Division II Athletic Performance program under the supervision of a Master Strength and Conditioning Coach and his staff. Qualifications: Applicants should be pursuing strength and conditioning as a profession and possess, or currently be working on, CSCCa, NSCA, or USAW certification. Compensation: This is an educational internship with no monetary compensation provided. However, opportunities for advancement in the field of strength and conditioning are possible for successful interns. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 relevant reference letters to Rod Cole, Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, via email at

Southern Illinois-Edwardsville: SIUE is seeking a highly motivated and qualified Graduate Assistant Athletic Performance Coach. Candidates must have a great work ethic, strong communication skills, and be passionate about continually progressing as a strength and conditioning professional. The position requires certification in First Aid and CPR, and progress towards CSCS and or SCCC. Preference will be given to applicants that have already obtained at least one of the aforementioned certifications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting the director and assistant director in the design and implementation of training programs; meeting with sport coaches and athletic trainers to collaborate on program design and modifications; weight room supervision; daily upkeep and maintenance of equipment; and other duties as assigned by the director of athletic performance. The Graduate Assistant position is a two-year assignment beginning with the 2018-19 academic year and includes a tuition waiver for graduate credit hours and a monthly stipend. If interested, please send your cover letter, resume and list of references (in a singlePDF document) to Mark Jamison, Director of Athletic Performance at, with the subject heading “Graduate Assistant Position”. Consideration for a graduate assistant position is contingent upon acceptance into our Kinesiology graduate program (either the Exercise Physiology or Exercise and Sport Psychology tracks).

Oakland Raiders: Tom Shaw will be the Raiders' strength coach, Jon Gruden announced at the NFL Combine. He has previously worked with the New England Patriots. Gruden's son, Deuce Gruden, will be on staff as an assistant.

Miami: University of Miami (FL) Strength and Conditioning is seeking highly motivated people to fill the summer 2018 internship positions working primarily with Football, but will help with some Olympic sports. This internship will start May 22, 2018 thru August 2018. Individuals will gain knowledge and experience in a Division I Collegiate Strength and Conditioning setting. The candidate must be pursuing or have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science or related field and MUST be CPR and First Aid certified. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting staff in the design and implementation of strength programs including set up and breakdown of training equipment; as well as assisting in the maintenance and upkeep of the facility, and ongoing professional development through the internship curriculum. Preferred Qualifications: Strong work ethic, and highly motivated. Experience working in a Strength or Sports Performance environment; currently hold or working towards a nationally- accredited strength and conditioning certification (USAW, SCCC, CSCS, etc.) PLEASE NOTE: These are non-paid volunteer position. Will gain experience as well as future recommendation for employment. Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Gus Felder Director of Football Strength and Performance

Missouri: The University Of Missouri Department Of Athletic Performance is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern during the 2018 summer session. There is no monetary compensation provided, however, the aforementioned internship is a learning opportunity that qualifies as practical experience toward the 9 months or 640 hours required toward SCCC certification with the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association as well as theoretical and practical experience that can be applied to CSCS certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assistance of supervision for daily activities, set up and break down for daily activities, routine maintenance, weekly educational projects and reports, and assistance with execution of workout design and implementation for various sports. All prospective interns are expected to have an interest in advancing in a career in athletic performance. Prospects should have outstanding work ethic, energy, enthusiasm and attention to detail. Individuals chosen for this position are subject to university background checks and will possess or be in the process of obtaining CPR/First Aid/AED certification. Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Dawn Malone at by March 31, 2018.