Missouri State University Department of Athletics is currently accepting applications for a Graduate Assistant position in its Strength and Conditioning program for the 2017-18 academic year. Under the supervision of the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, the successful candidate will design and implement sport-specific strength, speed, and conditioning sessions for assigned sports teams. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: weight room supervision, facility and equipment maintenance, data collection and record keeping, and other duties as assigned. The Graduate Assistant Position is a two year commitment beginning with the 2017 academic year. The position includes a tuition waiver for 9 hours of graduate credit per semester that includes student fees and includes a graduate waiver for one summer term. The Graduate Assistant also includes a stipend of $8,772 that is distributed over 9 months. Graduate student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher to receive the graduate assistantship waiver and maintain at least 6 hours of graduate level credits per semester to be eligible.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in exercise science or related field is preferred. Must be accepted into the Missouri State University’s Graduate Program. SCCC or CSCS certification required. First Aid/CPR/AED certifications required.
Applicants must submit cover letter, resume, contact information for 3 professional references and unofficial copies of transcripts to:
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 mi...d-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. Today, Missouri State University is a multipurpose, metropolitan university providing a broad array of instructional, research, and service programs.