Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
Responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive program to enhance power, strength, agility, speed and flexibility to improve performance and decrease injury potential. This position is responsible for supervising workouts, providing student-athletes with proper guidance and training techniques, assisting with injury rehabilitation in conjunction with the athletic training staff, and designing effective, sport specific training sessions.
Develop the strength and conditioning programs for varsity intercollegiate programs that includes cardiovascular demands by sports, flexibility/stretching program, etc. Provide direct instruction to all student-athletes, as well as providing assessment and documentation tools, in order to assure proper explanation of training techniques. Responsible for continuous testing and evaluations of student-athletes on a routine basis. Coordinate schedule between coaches and facility availability. Conduct orientation sessions to demonstrate modalities of physical training and motivate student-athletes to reach their potential. Coordinate student-athlete rehabilitation workouts with sports medicine. Support education for student-athletes about nutrition and supplementation. Emphasis will be placed on implementation, supervision and teaching progressions for: resistance training, cardiovascular, speed, plyometric, flexibility and functional movement; as well as maintain accurate electronic records for each team and student-athletes to monitor progress. Identify necessary strength and conditioning equipment purchases. Recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and evaluating student workers assigned to the weight room. Manage and operate within the budget parameters, without exception, and submit all receipts and budget reports on time as directed by the Director of Athletics. Must be present at athletic competitions, and other official University functions. Occasional travel with teams as needed. Ensure adherence with established institutional compliance rules, policies and procedural manuals as well as ethical standards of behavior. Ensure strict adherence to all NCAA by-laws and conference regulations. As per NCAA rule, 17.02.14.1 Strength and Conditioning Coach Certification, responsible for maintaining certification(s)/licensure(s)from a nationally recognized strength and conditioning program required as a condition of employment and providing valid and legitimate proof of certification(s)/licensure(s) to the supervisor prior to the expiration date(s) of certification(s)/licensure(s).Certification must be from any of the following organizations: NSCA, CSCS and SCCC. Will perform light maintenance and rearrange fitness equipment as needed. Additionally, will assist with Department of Athletics set-up of tables, i.e. chairs, and stage/sound equipment for events. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree from accredited institution of higher education.
One or more years’ demonstrated experience in strength and conditioning, preferably in a university or scholastic setting.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Must possess strong oral and written communication skills.
Must possess strong public relations and interpersonal skills to interact effectively and professionally with the University community, and the outside community.
Knowledge of general exercise equipment, proper layout, preventative maintenance, and foreseeable needs.
Must possess a commitment to student learning and success, as well as a dedication to growth, development, innovation, and improvement.
Must possess sensitivity to a diverse background of students (academic, socioeconomic, cultural/ethnic, physical/learning disabilities).
Must possess commitment and capabilities to abide by NCAA and conference rules.
Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:
Must hold current certification from any of the following organizations: NSCA, CSCS and SCCC. First Aid/CPR/AED certifications required.
Position requires travel.
Position requires working evening and/or weekend hours.
Applicants are subject to an NCAA enforcement staff compliance review, and employment is contingent upon satisfactory results.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate
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