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Personal Training Coach (“Coach”) - Part Time
Altheus
Rye, New York

A RARE OPPORTUNITY! Exciting Position in HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE. ALTHEUS, (www.altheus.net) a cutting edge health and performance center located in Rye, New York serving to a higher demographic clientele, is seeking enthusiastic part-time Personal Training Coaches. This is a rare, ground floor opportunity for motivated individuals to be part of an impressive team of professionals who are leaders in their industry. Working with ALTHEUS will allow you to gain valuable experience and work along side of our world-class fitness professionals this includes 4 PhD’s and 8 Masters with interval expertise and Olympic training experience. This position has upside potential with set shifts and guaranteed income!

POSITION

Personal Training Coach (“Coach”) - We are looking for experienced professionals to serve as Coaches in implementing comprehensive health and performance programs for people of all ages. The programs will be developed and implemented in concert with the President of the Center, Dr. Tom Crawford. Dr. Crawford served as the Director of Coaching for the US Olympic Committee for almost 10 years, where he led the development and management of programs for over 45 Olympic and Pan American sports. Dr. Crawford also served as Senior Director for the National Institute for Fitness and Sport, where he helped lead the research, development and management of programs for the complete continuum of human development, from pre-school aged children to professional athletes and executives.

RESPONSIBILITIES

As a coach you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting and managing both initial and ongoing assessment of the client’s baseline health/fitness performance levels, personal objectives and monitoring progress made toward those objectives;
  • Participating in establishing a periodized program, in concert with a team of professionals to meet client objectives;
  • Conducting programs in a very customized and high service level model;
  • Assessing progress, and making recommendations related to program development across a variety of disciplines, including physiology, overall conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, massage and physical therapy, where appropriate;
  • Conducting sports excellence programs, clinics and seminars for larger groups.

BACKGROUND

The successful candidate should possess/demonstrate the following:

  • Professionalism with long-term goals – desire to be part of a building process.
  • Excellent time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, and establish priorities.
  • Excellent people and communication skills required.
  • The ability to work within a team environment and open to adopting a non-traditional model and work hours.
  • Prior experience evaluating, designing and building complete personal training programs.
  • The desire to establish and maintain a high level of quality and customer service, well above the industry norm.
  • Bachelors in exercise physiology, kinesiology or related area required, (Masters preferred).
  • ACSM, CSCS, NASM, CPR, and/or other relevant certifications.
  • Computer literate and the aptitude to learn new technology (highly desirable).
  • The ideal candidate will possess 3-5 years of relevant experience with 2 or more of the following: VO2 max testing, lactates, supplementation, over training, and “periodized” planning, working with special populations, e.g., overweight/obese, diabetes, arthritis, etc. Please Note: strong academic background and excellent references will also be considered.
  • Prior experience working with college level/professional sports teams, training professional athletes and/or higher end demographic clients desirable.
  • Experience with all ages, including youth and seniors (highly desirable).
  • The ability to provide samples programs/plans developed – success stories. Verifiable references.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours, evenings and weekends; on-call status when necessary.

COMPENSATION

Attractive compensation plan to include performance bonuses and complete benefit package.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email resumes and verifiable salary history to Shari Marsden at smarsden@altheus.net

Shari Marsden
2 Clinton Avenue
Rye, New York 10580
914-921-3044
914-921-0829
www.altheus.net

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LECTURESHIPS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Department Of Psychology
City Liberal Studies
Thessaloniki, Greece

City Liberal Studies, an affiliated college of the UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD, is a new, small, very dynamic academic institution, committed to high quality teaching and research. City is situated in Thessaloniki, Greece, and offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses leading to Sheffield University degrees.

POSITIONS

The Department of Psychology invites applications for vacancies of lecturers in:

  1. Research Methods
  2. Counselling Psychology
  3. Neuroscience, Bio-psychology
  4. Clinical Psychology

They are full-time posts with teaching, research and administrative obligations. You will be expected to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate level and participate in tasks of coordination and administration in the department. A commitment to developing research is essential.

REQUIREMENTS

  • a Ph.D. degree
  • Skills and experience in teaching
  • A record of substantial research work

Closing date for applications is until positions are filled. The salary is according to qualifications and experience. Candidates are expected to move to Thessaloniki, Greece.

For further information contact:

Dr. A. Rodafinos
Head of Psychology Department
CITY LIBERAL STUDIES
24 Prox. Koromila
GR - 54622, Thessaloniki
Tel: +30 2310 224-421
Fax: +30 2310 269-095
E-mail: rodafinos@city.academic.gr
www.city.academic.gr

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TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

The Department of Human Movement Sciences in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee invites applications for three tenured/tenure track (asst/assoc/full) faculty positions: DPT Program Coordinator: Exciting new collaborative program with UW-LaCrosse, new multidisciplinary PhD in Health Sciences, new facility construction underway. Applicant qualifications include academic doctorate, eligibility for Wisconsin PT licensure. Rank/salary negotiable. Human Movement Scientist/Physical Therapist: Particularly seek expertise in Health Psychology, Orthopedics/Biomechanics, and Neural Bases of Movement. Applicant qualifications include academic doctorate (ABD considered), eligibility for Wisconsin PT licensure highly desirable. Dynamic, research environment.

For additional information on these positions, see http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/BUSOFC/positions/alliedhealth/indexall.html

For additional information on the Department of Human Movement Sciences and the College of Health Sciences see: http://cfprod.imt.uwm.edu/chs/

Send inquiries and applications to:

Dr. Barbara A Hart, Chair, Search and Screen Committee
Department of Human Movement Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Telephone: 414.229.5678
FAX: 414.229.2619
email: hart@uwm.edu

UWM is committed to diversity & equality in education & employment. For the UWM Campus Security Report, see www.cleryact.uwm.edu, or call the Office of Student Life, Mellencamp Hall at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

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SUMMER INTERNSHIP
IMG Academies
Bradenton, Florida

The IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, in conjunction with Mental Conditioning, would like to offer your graduate students an opportunity to learn about mental skills training and become part of our team with an applied internship this summer. We anticipate approximately five positions available for qualified students. Experiences will begin in mid-June running until the end of August. The IMG Academies Mental Conditioning supplies all of the performance enhancement consulting for the world renowned Bollettieri Tennis Academy, David Leadbetter Golf Academy, IMG Soccer, Baseball, Basketball Academies, and IPI (International Performance Institute). This is an excellent opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in the following areas:

  • Group Seminars on mental conditioning topics (e.g. goal setting, relaxation, etc.)
  • Program development
  • Marketing the IMG Academies Mental Conditioning
  • Sport Psychology Research
  • Video-Analysis
  • Supervised consultation with individual athletes
  • Educating coaches on a variety of mental conditioning topics
  • And much more!

Our clients benefit from a variety of opportunities including performance enhancement, mental skills and abilities assessments, video analysis and feedback, as well as instruction in and out of the sport atmosphere. The goal of our program is to provide athletes with knowledge in some of the following areas: Motivation, Focus, Concentration, Attention, Awareness, Confidence, Discipline, Intensity, Composure, Self Esteem, Perspective, Communication, Time-Management, Continuous Improvement, Developing and Maintaining Professional Relationships, and Enhancing Sport Enjoyment!

Send a resume/vitae, cover letter, references, a personal statement that includes their sport background, interest in the field, experience with the sports we offer here at the academy and future goals in the field, and a VHS video tape showing interaction with athletes (i.e. conducting a group lecture, consulting an individual client, or coaching) to the address below. Please include all languages you speak as we consider bilingual individuals highly important for the position. Application materials must be received by March 12th. We will be selecting interns during the week of April 5th.

Room and board will be provided by the academy. Students will be responsible for all other expenses. Students must receive college credit (as much as their university allows). Each student will work approximately 40 hours per week.

If you have any questions about our services and/or internship programs, please do not hesitate to e-mail Carey Benson, M.Ed. at cbenson@imgworld.com or call (941) 752-2451.

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PLAY IT SMART ACADEMIC COACH
National Football Foundation’s
Play It Smart Program

The Academic Coach assists the head football coach of a participating Play It Smart high school in establishing policies and procedures that will enable student-athletes to achieve their individual and team academic, career, athletic and personal goals. The Academic Coaches, working directly with student athletes, school personnel, parents, and coaches, are trained to carry out multiple responsibilities within Play It Smart schools. They are central figures in managing the day-to-day operations of the program and receive supervision from the Play It Smart Academic Consultant, the Play It Smart Director and Regional Coordinator, and the Head Football Coach of the participating school.

QUALIFICATIONS:

The Academic Coach position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree (graduate degree preferred), experience working with students, and experience with or demonstrated appreciation of interscholastic athletics. Students currently enrolled in Master’s or Doctoral programs may be able to use the Play It Smart experience as fieldwork or an internship. Demonstrated ability to build working relationships with a broad range of people is essential along with the ability to listen and communicate effectively, establish trust, build rapport, and work in diverse settings. The position requires the demonstrated ability to carry out multiple responsibilities ranging from counseling in a one on one setting to presenting a workshop on a particular life skill. A working knowledge of basic computer skills, college admission procedures, NCAA eligibility rules, and career and life planning strategies are beneficial.

DUTIES

The performance of each Academic Coach will be evaluated based on the following duties and responsibilities:

  1. Provide guidance and career counseling to student athletes;
  2. Monitor academic progress of student athletes;
  3. Create an academic support system (i.e. study tables, tutoring, etc.) to supplement what is already offered within the school;
  4. Refer student-athletes to specialized community and professional resources if these services are not available within the school;
  5. Recruit and organize volunteer mentors, tutors, etc.;
  6. Determine the ‘team obstacles’ and provide workshops to develop the necessary life skills/transferable skills which address these issues;
  7. Assist participants in setting individual and team academic and community service goals;
  8. Determine obstacles to goal attainment and provide workshops to develop the necessary life skills/transferable skills to address these issues;
  9. Facilitate communication and collaboration among school personnel, parents, community leaders, and student athletes;
  10. Develop initiatives to foster attainment of Play It Smart goals;
  11. Mobilize parent groups to reinforce initiatives;
  12. Collect data for evaluation and outcomes assessment;
  13. Prepare a report for Regional Coordinator and Director to be submitted at the end of each marking cycle;
  14. Coordinate team’s community service activities by partnering with local groups and organizations;
  15. Meet with coaching staff and parents to discuss academic and career planning when necessary;
  16. Update all files, including the NCAA Clearinghouse worksheet, at the conclusion of each academic year;
  17. Complete other duties as assigned by the Regional Coordinator, Director, and/or Head Coach.

COMPENSATION:

Academic Coaches may receive stipends of up to $15,000 per year and work 20-25 hours/week.

TO APPLY:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume or vita highlighting their experience assisting student athletes achieve academic, athletic, and personal goals, and three letters of recommendation to:

Kelly O’Brien
Project Coordinator
NFF Center
Springfield College
263 Alden St.
Springfield, MA 01109

You may also fax to 413-731-3413 or email kaobrien@spfldcol.edu

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