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Strength Scoop - Wednesday October 4, 2017

Wednesday October 4, 2017


Purdue: Purdue University is currently accepting applications for internship positions (Olympic Sports) for the Spring 2018 semester. Interns will have the opportunity to work will all 16 Olympic sport teams. This is a non-football internship position. Candidates must be enrolled in an institution of higher education and be receiving course credit for the duration of the internship, as well as, possess or be working towards certification through the CSCCa, NSCA, and/or USAW. Candidates must possess a strong desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. No monetary compensation will be provided however, interns will have the opportunity to advance in the field of strength and conditioning and will be eligible to sit for the SCCC exam through the CSCCa upon completion. More information can be found via this link. To apply please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Wally Becker, Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning / Internship Coordinator at Put "Spring Internship 2018" in the subject line of the email.

UNLV: The UNLV Football Strength and Conditioning Program is seeking elite candidates for the Winter/Spring 2018 VOLUNTEER internship program. Qualified candidates will work directly with Football, and will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions (in compliance with NCAA rules) with the implementation of individualized, comprehensive, sport-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement programs. This is an UNPAID opportunity that provides experience working in a Division I FBS environment within the Mountain West Conference. If this is not an economically feasible option, please do not apply. Required qualifications: current CPR / AED; completion of an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science or a related field. Applicants should be working toward or have completed certification(s) from CSCCa and/or NSCA, previous coaching experience(s), experience in collegiate sports, and proficiency with Microsoft Office. Seeking those who will embody the UNLV culture, that are focused and have the desire to pursue a career as Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach, no others need apply. To apply, send an email with the subject header, “UNLV Internship- Last Name, First Name.” Deadline to apply is: October 30th 2017. Please email letter of application, resume, and list of three professional references together as one PDF file to David Kitchen, Assistant Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at

Florida International: Florida International University is accepting applications for the position of Intern Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Spring 2018 semester. Successful candidates will be working with Football and a variety of Olympic Sports. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. Interns will gain valuable coaching experience on the floor as well as a weekly blackboard session to understand the principles behind the program. Must have a strong work ethic and a desire to become a strength and conditioning coach. If you are interested, send a brief cover letter and resume to Coach Matt Gebert at

Shippensburg: Shippensburg University is currently seeking qualified volunteer internship candidates for the spring 2018 semester. The spring strength and conditioning program will run from January 15 (Start date flexible) to May 4. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: assisting with the supervision and execution of the strength and conditioning program for 20 varsity athletic teams including football and basketball, on floor coaching of student athletes, teaching student athletes safe and proper exercise technique, attending to the daily maintenance of the training facilities and professional development throughout the semester. This is an unpaid position however, the volunteer interns will gain hands on coaching experience in a collegiate setting, education in program design and application, have the potential to earn future recommendations for career opportunities, receive college credit if applicable. Chosen candidates will have the opportunity to complete the required 640 internship hours for the CSCCa – SCCC under the mentorship of Robert Day. Minimum Qualifications: Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, Effective communication skills, Desire to become a collegiate strength and conditioning coach, First Aid, CPR & AED certified. Preferred Qualifications: Pursuing or have attained a bachelor’s or master’s degree in exercise science, kinesiology, exercise physiology or related field, Previous coaching experience in a collegiate, professional or high school setting or competitive collegiate involvement, Pursuing or have attained relevant certifications: SCCC, CSCS, USAW, FMS, etc. It is strongly advised that all potential candidates make sure that this internship is economically feasible before applying. Individuals chosen for the position are subject to University background checks. All interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three references in one PDF or Word document to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Robert Day at by December 15, 2017.

Stephen T. Badin HS (Hamilton, OH): Stephen T. Badin HS seeks qualified applicants for the position of Strength and Conditioning Intern for Spring Semester 2018. Position runs from January-May 2018. Position: Selected intern will be required to work afternoons and early evenings assisting with supervision of entire school sports strength and conditioning program. Intern will assist with leading team warm ups, monitoring and assessing exercise technique and assisting strength and conditioning coach with design and development of strength programs throughout the Spring. Interns will also complete directed readings and research as assigned by Director. Assignment also includes assisting with daily maintenance and cleaning of weight room. $3,000 stipend available. Qualifications: Applicants must have a strong work ethic and communication skills as well as a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Candidates should be enrolled in or completing their degree in an Exercise Science undergraduate/graduate program and should be certified in CPR/AED, and working towards certifications from any of the following organizations: NSCA, CSCCa, or USAW. Please email a cover letter, resume and list of 3 references to: Craig Cheek at