Strength and Conditioning Coach/ Sport Scientist
The purpose of this role is to provide Sport Science and Strength and Conditioning support to targeted National and Provincial Sport Organizations in Strength & Conditioning to facilitate overall performance enhancement. The primary role of the Strength and conditioning Coach/Sport Scientists is to support Peak Academy sports and athletes, while helping to continuously expand and further develop this service area at the Peak Centre for Human Performance. Duties include working to focus on all areas of strength & conditioning including flexibility, strength, endurance, hypertrophy, power, and speed. The Strength and Conditioning Coach/Sport Scientist supports athletes and coaches by providing testing, tools and metrics to monitor and assess progress and collaborates with other staff to achieve a holistic approach to athlete development.
∙Perform laboratory and field based testing on athletes of various ages and ability
including the performance of VO2 max tests, blood lactate analysis, force plate based
isometric and jump testing.
∙In collaboration with the coaches and other staff, develop and deliver of world-class
strength & conditioning support in the daily training environment
∙In collaboration with coaches develop individualized training plans, focusing on targeted
objectives for each athlete
∙Leveraging a strong understanding of physiology, psychology, nutrition, and
biomechanics to determine how to best improve athlete’s performance
∙Coach athletes in one on one or small group scenarios to teach proper lifting technique,
to ensure maximum adaptations and a safe environment.
∙Implement a thorough monitoring, tracking and testing process to ensure that athletes
are making the desired progress
∙Evaluate current research to broaden knowledge of the sport as well as general
knowledge of trends and findings in the discipline
∙Conduct, commission and collaborate in research and innovation projects
∙Foster effective working relationship with sport coaches in order to understand coaching
philosophy and sport program goals
∙Provide comprehensive feedback (presentations, publications, reports)of results and
interpretation to athletes, parents and coaches
Collaboration and Communication
∙Communicate effectively on a regular basis with other staff members to provide a holistic
approach to athlete performance
∙Work using a collaborative approach to tackle sport specific challenges and questions
∙Consult and refer specific athlete issues to relevant practitioners when necessary
∙Maintain an accurate record of work conducted
∙Be an active member of company by participating in staff meetings, other meetings and
seminars as required
∙Adhere to any professional codes of conduct appropriate to the profession or other
codes of conduct that might be deemed applicable to sports science and sports
medicine practitioners in general
∙Maintain a proactive approach to personal Professional development
∙Present workshops, lectures and seminars as required
∙Undertake any other reasonable duties as requested.
Qualifications and Skills
∙Degree (B. Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics or related field.
∙Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in a high performance sport environment
(including National and International Competitions).
∙National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA), Certified Strength and
Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification or equivalent is a requirement. CSEP CEP is an asset
∙Strong coaching and presentation skills
∙Experience in developing and implementing innovative ideas and putting them into practice, including working in an applied and integrated manner
∙Knowledge of the Canadian Sport System an asset.
∙Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Bilingualism is an asset.
∙Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a high degree of independence and initiative.
∙Good team building skills and the ability to be flexible and adjust to changing priorities.