This position assists with all aspects within the area of sports performance as assigned by the Director of Sports performance at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.
Assist with upholding the standard and culture of championship expectations of performance, develop individualized training programs for athletes based on biomechanical demands, bioenergetic demands, demands from absorption and production of force, improve flexibility, mobility, and elasticity to meet demand of required sport, create a physiological environment that produces stress in a similar manner as to which the athlete will be asked to perform in.
Decrease probability of injury with sound scientific programing utilizing resources available. Conduct evaluations of athlete progress through safe, efficient, valid testing protocols. Refer student athletes to appropriate department/personal regarding mental health, or harmful behavior activity to help protect the student athlete.
Collect and maintain data base of performance variables. Utilize and enhance technological resources to increase effectiveness of training. Educate and encourage athletes in areas of sleep hygiene, hydration, and nutrition. Assist with maintaining fuel station and implementation of pre/post workout nutrition.
Assist with training schedule that allows for equal opportunity to training based off limitations from class, practice and competition.
Assist with oversight of graduate assistants or student interns of sports performance and student internship program. Communicate with sports staff, athletic training staff, and administrative staff regarding all areas of sports performance. Assist with maintaining weight room and all equipment utilized for training.
Travel-based on availability, as assigned by Director of Sports Performance. Comply with all NCAA, Southland Conference, and University policies.
Perform other duties as assigned by Director or Program supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Physiology or associated field.
One (1) year of experience in working in a collegiate atmosphere.
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist or Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified from the National Strength and Conditioning Association or Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association.
First Aid/CPR/AED certification.
General knowledge of biomechanics, exercise physiology, and leadership.
Ability to communicate effectively and maintain effectiveness with high level of demands and expectation.
Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Master’s Degree in related field.
One to three (1-3) years experience in working in a collegiate atmosphere.
United States Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, Reflexive Performance Reset, and/or any professional certification in the field of strength and conditioning or nutrition.
Experience working at a NCAA Division I institution.
Islanders Athletics offers a variety of opportunities to get involved throughout the year. Information on graduate assistantships, internships, work study, part-time and volunteer positions will be posted below as they become available. For full-time opportunities, candidates should visit Islander Jobs, the University's Human Resources website.