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Strength and Conditioning Intern (18226)

Date: May 21, 2023

Location: Washington, DC, US, 20016

Company: American University

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Under direct supervision, this position assists with the University’s varsity strength and conditioning program. They will support the strength & conditioning activities of varsity teams. This position requires frequent interaction with the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance, head coaches and athletic trainers to draft and implement training programs to enhance strength, speed, cardiovascular endurance and sports specific skills for each of American University’s varsity teams.

Essential Functions

  1. Supports the physical development of student-athletes for all phases of season, pre- and post-season. Assists in design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs in coordination with the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance. Supervises workouts suggests plans or modifications for athletes in assigned sports. This individual will also work closely with the Athletic Training Staff and Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance in implementation of sport specific and gender specific injury prevention programs; make suggestions and coordinate the strengthening program with an emphasis on injury prevention and safe, timely and healthy recovery and rehabilitation for athletic related injuries. They also need to prepare regular reports to Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance and sport head coaches concerning the status and progress of the student-athletes.
  2. Assists in day to day management of strength room, records, and equipment under supervision of Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance and keeps all equipment, room and records in good order. Reports any major concerns or need for equipment maintenance or repair to the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Performance.
  3. Coordinates with Athletic Training Staff on all aspects of team strength and condition programs and injury recovery and prevention with assigned sports or athletes.
  4. Participate in continuing education through attendance at conferences, symposium and readings to maintain knowledge of current techniques, trends and advancements in physical development.

Work Environment

  • This position will not travel with any teams.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

  • Full-Time, 28 hours a week.
  • Associate B.
  • Non-Exempt.
  • Nights and Weekend work is essential.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, biomechanics or related field.
  • Ccertification in strength and conditioning (NSCA/CSCS or SCCC) required..
  • One year experience of relevant experience on the collegiate or professional level required.
  • Experience with multi sport weight training programs and individualizing workouts to reduce risk of injury and enhance performance.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


AU offers a competitive benefits package including a 200% matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, several leadership development certificates, and has been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. Click here to learn about American University's unique benefit options.


Other Details

  • Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
  • Employees in staff positions at American University must deliver their services to the university from either the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, or perform work on-site at the university.
  • Please note this job announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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