Sport Scientist

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University of Texas at Austin
405 East 23rd Street
Austin, TX
Posted: May 02 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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The University of Texas Athletic Performance department is dedicated and committed to bringing first class services to the University of Texas student-athletes in their preparation for the continued pursuit of excellence. The University of Texas Intercollegiate Athletics competes at the Division IA level and works with elite athletes from around the world.
We are seeking qualified candidates for our sports science internship program specifically for students who are pursuing a career in sports science. The internship program gives students the opportunity to work as a Division I collegiate sports scientist. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is essential and a background in various sports science technologies and software's along with data collection/statistical analysis and interpretation experience is preferred. Sports science interns are also expected to have a strong base knowledge of research, exercise science, exercise prescription, and injury prevention.

Compensation: Although the position is not paid, there are financial opportunities that come with the sport science internship program.

Applications accepted until positions filled.

Start Date: June 1 – August 19, 2015

Start Date: August 24 – December 4, 2015


The graduate internship is a one - two year commitment with a minimum 20 hours a week. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in both sports science and strength and conditioning duties. Sports science duties include; implementation of sports science initiatives, tracking and logging data for these initiatives, assisting with athlete testing and monitoring, equipment testing and maintenance, data entry and statistical analysis, along with other assigned duties. Interns will also get the chance to shadow master strength coaches during team trainings, designing programs, and assisting with daily operations of the facility. The internship includes a curriculum and professional development program, involving a semester long pilot study integrating sport science and performance technology with strength training methods. The internship is designed to give the student the skill sets needed to enter the sports science profession. Interns also have the opportunity to get certified through our CSCCa-approved mentor program.


Required: Applicants should have completed a bachelor's degree in exercise science or a related field and be certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED through an accredited program.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should be pursuing a master's degree in exercise science or a related field. Qualified candidates must have a relentless work ethic, a strong desire to be involved in applied sports science research, excellent written and oral communication skills, superb organizational skills, attention to detail and be proficient at various computer/technology applications. Applicants must be willing to learn, think independently, pro-actively initiate projects and have an analytical mindset towards sports and data. They must be willing to work cooperatively with coaches and sports medicine staff to identify sports science needs, be able to adhere to all University, Big 12 and NCAA regulations, and have familiarity and commitment to working in culturally diverse, strong academic environment. Interns can expect to gain both sports science and strength coaching experience in a Division I Olympic Sports department, have the opportunity for a positive professional recommendation, and receive athletic gear when available.

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