Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning is responsible for instructing on specific protocol for sports program design related to individual concerns, seasonal needs related to peaking for particular events and time considerations for the sport programs. Will also work with other strength & conditioning staff to ensure the program ?instruction and design methodologies for sports are consistent across the area. Implement strength, agility, speed, flexibility and conditioning programs with the student-athletes. This includes technique instruction, demonstration of techniques and skills, motivation, development of discipline, testing and evaluation of athletes performance related to area of strength & conditioning.
BA/BS required and MS/MA preferred in area that provides a knowledge base in exercise physiology and athletic performance.
Two years of strength & conditioning experience required. Experience in collegiate setting highly desired. Must demonstrate a high energy level at all times. Ability to communicate effectively with both coaches and athletes. Must stay abreast of sports program and design methodologies for their respective sport within Athletics. Must on their own initiative, research the industry to stay on the cutting edge of skills and technology. Must be able to work with all coaches and athletes interchangeably to ensure consistency across the strength & conditioning area.
Knowledge of sport-specific fundamentals, techniques, and safety rules & regulations. Ability to analyze, interpret, communicate, and adhere to University, Big Ten Conference, and NCAA policies, procedures, rules, and regulations. Excellent communication (oral & written), planning, organizational, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Ability to influence and build positive relationships among diverse individuals including: student-athletes, parents, coaches, staff, and students. Personal computer and related software skills, e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, data query, Internet, etc., necessary. Knowledge of the physiological adaptations of the human body to active exercise; of teaching the safe and correct techniques in execution of weight training, speed development and conditioning. Knowledge in the use of weight training equipment (isotonic, isokinetic, isometric, variable resistant) is needed. Ability to motivate and evaluate specific individual psychic and physical needs respectively. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S.) through the National Strength & Conditioning Assocation required or equivalent.
Purdue will not sponsor an employment related visa for this position.
A background check will be required for employment in this position.
FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime).
Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women. Individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.