Paid/Professional Intern

deadline 27 May 2017
employer Villanova University
type Internship
approved Yes

Position Summary:

Intern will work with head coaches to develop and implement sport specific strength & conditioning programs for a variety of varsity sports.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the Design and Implementation of Villanova University Strength and Conditioning philosophy, which includes power, strength, speed, agility, flexibility, nutrition and conditioning for all 24 Varsity sports.
  • On field instruction of Speed, Conditioning, Plyometric, Proprioception, and Sport Specific athletic enhancement. Evaluation of the athlete and integration of speed development to the strength development program, as well as instruction and organization of all team and/or private sessions. Some modalities would include, but are not limited to: acceleration, change of direction, top-end speed, agility, plyometric development, flexibility, vertical jump training, and energy system conditioning.
  • Document of athlete's progress. This would include monitoring, tracking, and reporting strength, speed, power, and explosion metrics to all athletes and coaches.
  • Maintain an open line of communication with the other members of the strength staff, sport coaches, and athletes.
  • Interact with athletic training staff in development of rehab protocols for injured athletes as well as development of alternative training methods for injured/rehabilitating athletes and those limited in participation.
  • Be available to meet with recruits when asked by sport coaches.
  • Responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the weight room.
  • Responsible for strength and conditioning programs which elicit safe and correct execution of exercise technique form.
  • Perform any special assignments and projects for the Head Strength Coach as requested.
  • Monitoring of weight room activity during times conducive to athletes and strength and conditioning staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

A minimum of one year experience at the collegiate level, preferably Division I. Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science or related field. SCCC, CSCS, or USAW Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

Master's Degree.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:

Must be willing to work early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

Salary Posting Information:

Compensation: $1400/month. No benefits.