Strength and Conditioning Intern
DescriptionThe Strength and Conditioning Intern will work in a team environment and assist with the daily operations of the strength and conditioning program for varsity student-athletes; provide proper supervision, instruction in exercise to reduce the risk of injury, and ensure safe equipment usage; assist with movement screenings; assist with the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for a variety of men's and women's athletic teams and individual athletes as assigned by the Assistant AD for Sports Performance which includes: communication, coordination, and collaboration with Athletic Trainers regarding biomechanical assessments as well as implementation of exercise modification, recovery techniques, and return to participation protocols for athletes returning from injury; supervision and teaching progression, resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement, record keeping and monitoring progress; design off-season and summer workout programs utilizing Electronic means.
The incumbent will design and implement comprehensive year-round programming (movement assessments, speed, strength and conditioning) for the athletic development and enhancement of student-athletes; maintain accurate and timely electronic records for monitoring prescribed and completed program variables; assist with the coaching of other teams when necessary. Monitor the condition of equipment and request repairs or replacement as necessary. Cooperate with all coaches and administrative staff within the intercollegiate athletics programs to enhance overall departmental operations. Understand and comply with all department policies and procedures, as well as NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association rules and regulations.
In coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director of Sports Performance, and the Director of Football Performance assist in the implementation of: comprehensive injury prevention, performance enhancement, and functional performance screening and testing; utilization of performance monitoring technology (e.g., heart rate monitoring, GPS, sleep monitoring, velocity-based training modalities, etc.) as a tool to better plan and adjust training plans, continuously seek continuing education opportunities and explore current tools and techniques, utilize evolving advances in technology to benefit and enhance each sport's training philosophy and serve the sport coach by providing specific and tangible information regarding their athletes' physical status and abilities. Communicate, collaborate and interact with coaches, athletic trainers, administrative staff, and Towson Research Academy of Collaborative Sport Science to apply evidence based practice for strength and conditioning; Conduct himself/herself in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Football Performance.
QualificationsBachelor’s degree and experience in strength and conditioning. The selected candidate must hold certification in any of the following: NSCA (CSCS) or CSCCa (CSCC) and is required to hold current CPR and FIRST AID certification. Demonstrated experience and strong knowledge base in performance and injury prevention program development of the collegiate athletics population. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to student-athlete well-being, health & safety in a competitive environment. Ability to collaborate in developing a holistic sports performance model.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.
Organization: Executive Division
Primary Location: Main Campus
Job Posting: Aug 28, 2019