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Wednesday March 2, 2011

North Texas: The University of North Texas Strength and Conditioning Department is looking to fill Internship positions for the Summer 2011.  The responsibilities for this internship position include:  1.) Assist coaches in the training of all UNT athletes.  2.) Perform daily maintenance of weight room and equipment.  3.) Educational projects will be given weekly.   Preferred qualifications for this position include: completed or currently pursuing Master’s Degree in Exercise Science; prior experience in strength and conditioning setting; and playing experience in collegiate athletics.  CSCS, CSCCa, USAW and/or CPR certification is recommended.  All applicants must have a strong aspiration to become a full-time strength and conditioning coach.  This is an unpaid position.  Please e-mail cover letter, resume, 3 references to Rick Lefebvre, Assistant Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning.

Monday February 28, 2011

University of West Florida: is accepting applications for a qualified, highly motivated Graduate Assistant in Strength and Conditioning. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting in design and implementation of Strength & Conditioning programs for assigned sports.
Provide proper instruction for safe and effective lifting techniques and equipment usage. Supervising weight room day-to-day activities and conduct periodic performance & strength testing. Qualifications: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree with an emphasis in sports sciences, GRE Completion, CPR certification and certified or working to be certified through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). In order to be awarded the position the candidate must be admitted to graduate school at the University of West Florida. Previous strength coaching experience preferred. Previous athletic experience preferred. Experience with the Olympic lifts and USAW Level 1 certification preferred. Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and Access strongly recommended. Consideration will be given to individuals who possess strong interpersonal, leadership and communication skills with integrity. To apply, email a letter of application, resume, and three references to Kent Morgan, Head Strength and Conditioning coach at the University of West Florida, at  Compensation: $3750 per semester stipend plus 18 credit hours of tuition annually Position will begin August 2011. Application Deadline: April 22, 2011

South Dakota State University: is currently accepting applications for a qualified and highly motivated individual looking to further develop their skills, as they relate to strength and conditioning, through an unpaid summer internship. Expectations of the intern include the following: Provide safe and effective coaching on all lifts, movement mechanics, soft tissue and mobility/flexibility work. Willingness to assist in daily maintenance and upkeep of both student-athlete facilities. Strong communication, leadership, integrity, self-confidence and a willingness to learn. Strong work ethic, punctuality, enthusiasm, positivity and a desire to improve one’s self for the possibility of future endeavors in the field. Willingness to work a minimum of 20 hours/week. Preferences of the candidate include the following: Pursuit of future career in strength and conditioning as demonstrated by pursuit of professional certifications (CSCS, CSCC, USAW) and/or continued pursuit of undergraduate degree in a sport science or related field. CPR/First Aid and AED certification. Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of strength and cardio equipment. Previous coaching experience in a team setting. Benefits to the candidate would include experience in strength and conditioning at a collegiate level, internship manual, potential to earn a recommendation toward further pursuits in the field, further learning of proper exercise technique via staff lifts and the ability to further professional learning and development through staff article discussions. In addition, college credits can be rewarded, if applicable. Closing of applications will be April 15, 2011. Timeline of work will be May 16, 2011 – July 29, 2011. Please send coverletter, resume and references to Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brad Schmidt at the following e-mail address: 


Thursday February 24, 2011

UCLA: We hear Washington assistant strength coach Marques Tuiasosopo has accepted an assistant strength job at UCLA.

University Of Missouri: Department Of Athletic Performance is now accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Intern with 2 positions available.  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 projects and reports, and assistance with execution of workout design and implementation for various sports.  There is no monetary compensation provided, however, there will be opportunities for professional development.  All prospective interns are expected to have outstanding work ethics and attention to detail.   Certified individuals are preferred, but it is not a requirement.  Resumes must be in before March 21st. Please include a cover letter, resume, and 3 references.  If there are any questions or concerns, please email at  

Morgan State University: Accepting applications for Summer 2011 Strength & Conditioning Intern.  Responsibilities will begin on or about May 23, 2011 and run through July 29, 2011.  Responsibilities will include 1.) Assist with development and implementation of sport specific strength & conditioning programs.  2.) Office and organizational duties.  3.) Maintenance of equipment and training facilities.   4.) Other duties as assigned by strength & conditioning staff.  Required qualifications: currently pursuing bachelors/masters in exercise science or a related field, certified in CPR/First Aid, and strong desire to become a College Strength & Conditioning Coach.  Preferred qualifications: proficient in Microsoft word and excel, currently pursuing NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa certification(s) Compensation: This is a volunteer position.  No stipend, but  possible housing available.  Individual will gain experience in a division I college strength & conditioning setting as well as future recommendation.  College credit will be given as approved by their institution.  Applicants please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Joshua Bush, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, .  No phone calls please.

Wednesday February 23, 2011

University of Tennessee: Football Strength and Conditioning Department is accepting applications for 2011 interns.  This position is offering no monetary compensation.  Interns will be required to work at least 30 hours each week.  Individuals will gain experience in a division I college strength & conditioning setting as well as future recommendations.  College credit will be given as approved by their institution.  Responsibilities will include: 1) Assisting with the development and implementation of sport specific strength & conditioning programs. 2) Organizational and office duties. 3) Daily maintenance of equipment. 4) Assisting in supervision of training sessions and demonstrating exercise technique when needed. 5) Other duties as assigned by strength & conditioning staff.  Preferred applicants should have collegiate athletic playing experience, currently pursuing or have achieved a bachelors/masters in exercise science or a related field.  Preferred qualifications: proficient in Microsoft Office, currently pursuing NSCA, USAW, or CSCCa certification(s).  Applicants please submit resume to Ron McKeefery, M.A, CSCS, SCCC, Director of Strength and Conditioning .  No phone calls please.

Monday February 21, 2011

Missouri: is going barefoot during workout warm-ups.  Here's the video. 

West Virginia: Our sources tell us that former Tennessee and South Carolina strength coach Mark Smith will be joining the West Virginia strength staff.

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