This position is responsible for developing and implementing individualized strength and conditioning programs for over 250 student-athletes in 16 varsity sports. The Assistant Athletic Director/Strength & Conditioning works closely with Head Coaches to create sport specific programs to enhance the student-athletes’ strength, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. This individual will also work closely with the Athletic Training Staff in implementation of sport specific and gender specific injury prevention programs. Additionally, this individual will coordinate the strengthening program with an emphasis on injury prevention and safe, timely and healthy recovery and rehabilitation for athletic related injuries. The position is responsible for construction of sport specific training programs for in-season, out-of-season and summer sessions; minimizing the reliance on machines and circuit training in the construction of team programs is essential. This position will be required to conduct regular testing to asses each individual athlete’s level of progress and to make necessary adjustments to their strengthening program. They also need to prepare regular reports to sport head coaches concerning the status and progress of the student-athletes.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in physical education, exercise science, biomechanics or related field; and certification in strength and conditioning (NSCA/CSCS or ACSM)
Minimum of three years’ experience as an assistant or Head strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate or professional level
Preferred Education and Experience
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Computer skills to develop, record and maintain information on each athlete
Experience with multi sport weight training programs and individualizing workouts to reduce risk of injury and enhance performance
This position requires extensive knowledge of Olympic lifting, cardiovascular and sport specific training techniques; the ability to provide instruction in the proper techniques for each
This position also requires experience with the instruction and implementation of alternative training techniques to include: core stabilization, plyometrics, speed and agility programs to enhance student-athlete’s sport specific skills. Knowledge of proper periodization techniques as well as a flexibility of exercises and equipment should be a critical component of summer programs
Hiring offers are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
All interested applicants must apply via American University's Human Resources website.