Under the Supervision the Director of Football Performance, the Strength and Conditioning Intern will serve as a member of the Towson University Athletic Department’s multidisciplinary Performance Team and will work directly with student-athletes, athletic trainers, dietitian, coaches, and other exercise science and allied health personnel to deliver comprehensive, practical, and evidence based performance strategies for Towson University student-athletes.
The position is aimed to provide professional experience for individuals who are looking for additional experience following an entry level education as they transition into full time employment, working independently as a strength and conditioning coach.
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.
Bachelor’s degree and experience in strength and conditioning.
The selected candidate must hold certification in any of the following: CSCCa (CSCC)or NSCA (CSCS) 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.