The Graduate Assistant (GA) will provide support and assistance to the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. The GA receives full graduate school tuition covering a maximum of 36 credit hours as well as a monthly stipend.
Essential Duties: •Assists the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with all athletic teams. •Performs daily strength and conditioning coaching duties; such as program design and implementation for several sports as assigned, student-athlete rehabilitation in conjunction with sports medicine staff, research projects and reading assignments, daily/weekly weight room cleaning duties and maintenance of exercise equipment. •Maintains a positive and professional working relationship with all athletic coaches and staff sports medicine personnel and student-athletes.
Bachelor’s degree, and employment is contingent on acceptance into MWSU Graduate School (2.75 GPA required for admission).
Must be CPR/AED certified.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Knowledge of University and NCAArules and regulations.
Must hold or be working towards a nationally accredited certification (SCCC, CSCS, USAW).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The candidate must be knowledgeable in human physiology, basic biomechanics, corrective exercise, injury rehabilitation/return to play protocols, and proper energy system development of athletes.
Must show a willingness and desire to learn and grow in the profession.
Must be able to handle a high workload in a demanding environment and be well organized; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to work independently.
Heavy Work. Capable of lifting up to 100 pounds on a continual basis. Job requires long hours standing on your feet and includes movements such as but not limited to; bending, stooping, twisting, squatting, hinging, lunging, reaching, carrying, pushing, and pulling.
Internal Number: GA0001
About MIssouri Western State University
Missouri Western State University is a public, state-supported institution providing career-oriented certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master’s degree programs. Missouri Western is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is an AQIP Participant. Western continues to honor its tradition of open access, serving both traditional and non-traditional students. Founded in 1915, Missouri Western has grown to an enrollment of more than 5,000 students, served by more than 200 faculty members. A beautifully landscaped campus complements contemporary institutional and recreational facilities. The campus consists of 14 major buildings and a student-housing complex located on 744 acres.