Sports Medicine, Sports Medicine - Strength & Conditioning
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach is responsible for the development and management of individual and group strength training programs for men and women student-athletes participating in the intercollegiate athletics program under the supervision of the Head Strength/Conditioning Coach.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably with an emphasis in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology, or Physical Education.
Experience: At least two years of experience is required in positions involving the development and management of sport-specific individual and group strength training programs for men and women. Experience with development and management of strength training programs at the college/university level is preferred. Any experience in management of a health/fitness or weight training facility is preferred. Student-athlete experience, in any sport at the collegiate level, is preferred.
Skills: Excellent communication skills, supervisory and management skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
License: Certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) must be attained within one calendar year of the date of hire. Current CPR/First Aid certifications required and must be maintained throughout the course of employment in this position.
Effort: Scope of the positions requires the ability to perform and/or demonstrate various physical strength exercises, and to assist others performing those exercises.
Other: The scope of the position requires frequent evening and early morning work.
About Missouri State University
Missouri State University was founded in Springfield in 1905 as the Fourth District Normal School. During its early years, the school's primary purpose was the preparation of teachers for the public school systems in southwest Missouri. The School's first name change came in 1919, when it became the Southwest Missouri State Teachers College, reflecting the institution's regional mission. By the mid-1940s, it had expanded beyond teacher education to include instructional programs in the liberal arts and the sciences; as a consequence, in 1945, the Missouri Legislature authorized an official name change to Southwest Missouri State College. In the ensuing decades, with the implementation of more programs at the undergraduate level and the development of a graduate education program, the College became an educationally diverse institution. Recognition of its further growth and development resulted in yet another name change in 1972, to that of Southwest Missouri State University. Finally, on March 17, 2005, the 100th anniversary of Founders' Day, Governor Matt Blunt signed Senate Bill 98, which included changing Southwest Missouri State University's name to Missouri State University. T...oday, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.