KIN MS student trains olympians


UTEP Kinesiology Graduate Student, Anthony Moye, was selected by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) for one of two strength and conditioning internships admitted to the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center (CSOTC) for the Fall 2016 semester. He was exposed to several Olympic and Paralympic sports and able to work with athletes ranging from developmental to multiple time Olympians. The CSOTC strength and conditioning staff boasts five head coaches, one assistant coach and two interns. Head coaches specialize in a “sportfolio” defined as acrobat and combat sports, endurance sports, strength power sports, winter sports or Paralympic sports. The assistant coach and interns assist all head coaches in program design and implementation, as needed. Interns selected are expected to be proficient in strength and conditioning strategies and able to begin coaching from day one. The high paced atmosphere paired with the exposure to the nation’s most elite coaches and athletes make it one of the most prestigious internships within the strength and conditioning community. Following his internship, Anthony was appointed to a full-time position as an USOC Assistant Coach for Olympic Sports and the Interim Head Coach for Paralympic Sports. Approximately 400 applications are received for the strength and conditioning internship per semester and the hiring rate following an internship is ~7%. Anthony is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), a Sports Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting (USAW) and is expected to graduate with his Master of Science in Kinesiology in May of 2017. Go Miners!

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Anthony Moye pictured with Rio Paralympic Silver Medalist Ryan Boyle at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center Ted Stevens Strength and Conditioning Facility in Colorado Springs, CO.