Open to all students in the Exercise Science Dept, Alpha Omega Performance Training, located in Gulf Breeze. (1147 Gulf Breeze Pkwy). An affiliate of the Gulf Breeze Aerobic and Fitness is looking for interns this spring. Applicants that are interested in the field of Strength and Conditioning/ application of Sport Science research. The students will be introduced to Alpha Omegas research based curriculum and training methodology. Over the semester the student will be introduced to variety of disciplines that are involved in sports performance such as; functional movement screening, biomechanics, olympic weightlifting, sprint mechanics, anatomy, physiology, program prescription and application. Alpha Omega's clientele consists of youth to collegiate athletes that aspire to enhance their athletic potential. The intern will aid in performance training sessions (coaching), and day to day tasks of running a Performance Training facility. Daily tasks of consist and not secluded to, aid in the Alpha athlete monitoring program (A.M.P), learning progressions and technique in Sprinting and resistance training (kinetics and kinematics), as well as daily maintenance of the facility. This is a great opportunity for any student looking to further their education/ experience in the Strength and Conditioning field. The Intern will be guided towards how to obtain distinguished certifications in the field, such as NSCA CSCS or USAW Performance Coach. Alpha Omega is also the only competitive USAW sanctioned Olympic Lifting team (Emerald Coast Weightlifting Club) in the area as well as Certified Speed Tracs® operator.
A little about the Director of Performance:
Henry Nowell is the Lead Trainer at Alpha Omega Performance. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he studied Sport Science at a Graduate level and has had experience working with many different athletes from grass roots to collegiate level. Prior to ETSU Henry has worked at Velocity Sport Performance and received a degree in Physical Education and Coaching at Radford University, Va. His primary focus of training is speed development with interests in methods of resistance training such as Olympic lifting movements, due to their contributions to aiding in performance. His athletic background ranges from men’s rugby to track and field and Olympic weight lifting. Currently Henry is placing a strong interest in biomechanics, strength/power adaptations to resistance training and sport specific training programming. Post graduation, Henry participated in research at the Andrews Institute and Speed Tracs®, as a performance coach.