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Friday May 9, 2014

Mercer (FCS): Mercer University is currently accepting applications for the position of one (1) Intern Strength Coach. The position is responsible for Assisting the Director of Strength & Conditioning in all departmental functions. Duties will include assisting with Mercer Football’s Inseason Strength program as well as writing and implementing Strength program for one or two assigned teams. Qualifications required are experience with teaching and demonstrating the Olympic lifts, Power lifts; 6+ months experience in writing and implementing sports performance team programs; first aid and CPR certified; an accredited certification (preferably CSCS, USAW, or SCCC). Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word required. Applicants should have a strong desire to pursue a career as a full time, collegiate strength & conditioning coach. Position primarily needed to assist with Football and Lacrosse, and be fully responsible for one or two of the assigned teams (M&W Tennis, Cross Country, Cheer; but not limited to only these sports). Position is non-paid/volunteer with potential for future Graduate Assistant position. Strength staff can provide assistance for outside employment and low cost housing. Interested applicants may apply by sending cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references to: Jon Mangel, Director of Strength & Conditioning,

Thursday May 9, 2014

Maryland: The University of Maryland Olympic Sports Strength and Conditioning Staff is seeking highly motivated, hardworking candidates for a strength and conditioning internship opportunity for the Fall 2014 semester. Duties will include assisting the strength and conditioning staff with all aspects of the athletic performance program as well as daily maintenance of weight room and facilities. Candidates must have a strong work ethic and have a desire to become a strength and conditioning professional. Candidates who will be receiving course credit will be given preference. This is an unpaid position, living and transportation arrangements will not be provided. If chosen for this internship opportunity you will receive division 1 experience at a major university in an elite conference, you will be educated on training philosophy, olympic lifting modalities, and how to structure and execute a successful strength and conditioning program. Preferred qualifications; Candidates should have or be working towards attaining their bachelor’s degree, and one of the following certifications; CSCS, SCCC, or USAW. If you are interested, send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Brent Kwiatkowski at .

Wednesday May 7, 2014

Kennesaw State: Iowa Olympic strength intern Ashley Renteria has accepted a grad assistant sports performance position working with the Kennesaw State Olympic sports performance department.

George Washington: George Washington University is currently accepting applications for 3 available Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning positions. This is a one-year appointment for the 2014-2015 academic year with the possibility of renewal. Candidates must be accepted to the Exercise Science graduate program at George Washington University with a minimum GPA of 3.0 QUALIFICATIONS: · Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science or Related Field, Candidates must obtain certified status as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) within 6 months of employment. Preference given to those currently certified. COMPENSATION: Graduate tuition and fees for the 2014-2015 academic year (9 credits each semester), books and a stipend of $13,000 (paid September 2014 – May 2015). There is an option to receive a maximum of 6 credits during the summer of 2015. This is a one-year appointment for the 2014-2015 academic year with the possibility of renewal. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Each GA will carry a 2-4 team load and will work with a variety of George Washington University sports. In your cover letter, from the list below please identify your focus area that you are applying for (1) Sports Nutrition/Performance Dining (1 Position): Candidate will assist the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Sports Nutritionist with all duties pertaining to George Washington University performance dining. (2) High Performance Technology (1 Position): Candidate will collect and monitor data from performance technology and exercise physiology testing. Knowledge/Experience working with heart rate technology preferred. (3) Research/Development (1 Position): Candidate must possess an interest in developing and conducting performance based research. Experience/Knowledge with conducting research is highly preferred. Create and provide the Director of Strength and Conditioning appropriate reports and tracking mechanisms of strength, speed, and conditioning test results, athlete nutritional analyses, and other data as necessary. TO APPLY: Please email your cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to

Cameron (D-III - OK): The Cameron University Strength and Conditioning department is looking for 2 unpaid interns for the FALL 2014 semester. This position will begin on August 11, 2014. Cameron University competes in NCAA Division II as a member of the Lone Star Conference. This is a hands-on experience with daily opportunities to coach athletes. You will receive instruction on program design for multiple sports with the possibility of writing programs for 1-2 teams. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with the implementation of sport specific injury prevention, strength, speed, agility, flexibility, and conditioning programs, complete intern development assignments as part of an educational program, and follow all Cameron University, Lone Star Conference, and NCAA rules. Potential candidates for this position must possess or be working towards one of the major certifications (CSCS, SCCC, USAW), possess an enthusiastic spirit, strong character, relentless work ethic, demonstrate effective organization and communication skills and must have a strong willingness to learn and be a self-starter. Compensation: there will be no monetary compensation, but individuals will receive NCAA Division II strength and conditioning coaching experience, further knowledge of the field, course credit if needed, and the possibility for future references. To apply, please submit a letter of application, resume, and three (3) professional references to Ryan Flood, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, at .

Tuesday May 6, 2014

Western Michigan: The Western Michigan University Olympic Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking highly motivated candidates to fill the internship positions for the Fall of 2014. Daily responsibilities will include the following: 1. Assisting with supervision and implementation of strength training programs for the Olympic sports 2.Tending to daily maintenance of the training facilities 3.Learning the basics of Annual planning/programming. 4. Testing and monitoring of the athletes training program. 5. Any other duties specified by the Director of the program. This is a non-paid position. Qualifications: Currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and a strong desire to become a Collegiate level Strength and Conditioning Coach. If interested, please submit a cover letter, resume, and professional references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach for Olympic Sports Kyle Skinner by email at

Monday May 5, 2014

Florida International: Florida International University Strength & Conditioning Department is accepting applications for the position of Strength and Conditioning Volunteer Intern for Football for the fall 2014 semester. The FIU staff is looking for highly motivated, hungry, aspiring strength coaches that want to work at the collegiate level. The program is beneficial for undergraduate students and the post bachelor professional looking for experience; as well as develops characteristics necessary to become a successful strength and conditioning coach. The successful candidates will be required to schedule and maintain a minimum of 40 hours per week with the Strength & Conditioning Department. Compensation: Division 1 experience with earned recommendation for future career opportunities. No monetary compensation will be provided. Ideal candidates will have a bachelor’s degree and a certification from one of the following: CSCS; SCCC; USAW but are not required. Inquiries must be received by: July 25th for the fall semester. If you are interested, send a letter of interest, resume, and three (3) professional references to: Florida International University Attn: Cory Houston, Assistant Strength at .

Minnesota Duluth (MN): The University of Minnesota Duluth Athletics Strength and Conditioning Department is seeking an applicant for Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach. The successful candidate will assist with the implementation of sport-specific strength training programs for all sports and will be assigned his/her own sports. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting the head strength and conditioning coach with the design and implementation of sport-specific strength, speed, and agility programs; weight room supervision; daily upkeep and maintenance of equipment; communication with coaches and other duties as assigned by the head strength and conditioning coach. Must be highly motivated, possess strong interpersonal skills as well as written skills and provide positive leadership within the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Department. This is a two year renewable position that requires a bachelor’s degree, admission to the graduate program and certification through the NSCA with CSCCA or USA Weightlifting preferred . Compensation includes an annual stipend. Please send e-mail with a cover letter, resume, and three references to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Matt Bauman at

Akron: The University of Akron is looking for one highly motivated VOLUNTEER Football only Strength and Conditioning Intern. This internship will include direct coaching experience with responsibilities that include conducting team warm- up stations, speed and agility stations, and leading athletes through team workouts. This internship will include intense staff development and will provide a highly educational atmosphere. All applicants must be pursuing an exercise science related bachelors degree and either a CSCS, USAW, or CSCCa certification. Applicants must have an unmatched desire and passion to develop themselves in the field of strength and conditioning. Please email a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Matt Gildersleeve at

Northern Colorado: Northern Colorado is looking for an assistant director of sports performance / assistant strength and conditioning coach. PRIMARY POSITION FUNCTION/SUMMARY: Assist the Director of Sport Performance in developing and implementing individualized strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes. RESPONSIBILITIES: Assistant Director of Sport Performance in the following: 1. Developing and implementing individualized strength and conditioning programs for student-athletes in the football program and Olympic sports as assigned 2. Instruct athletes in how to execute all training exercises safely and correctly to obtain desired results 3. Assisting in managing, supervising and controlling the operation of the weight room QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in a related field required. Minimum of two years of strength and conditioning experience preferred at the collegiate and/or professional level. N.S.C.A. or C.S.C.C.A certification required and background in nutrition preferred. Experience in working with football programs helpful. To apply, visit this link.

Akron: Parker Showers and Matt Clapp have joined the strength and conditioning staff at Akron. Showers will serve as a grad assistant and spent last season at Villanova, and Clapp comes from the University of Arizona.

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