So, you’re fresh out of uni and keen as mustard to kick start your career as a strength and conditioning coach! How exciting! Whether it’s chasing a dream of making it onto a pro-sporting team as the head strength and conditioning (S&C) coach, or opening your own gym one day, how do you go from a fresh graduate to coaching athletes?
If you’re not prepared to work for it, then this industry is not for you - period. Becoming a strength and conditioning coach is completely different to becoming certified as a personal trainer. These days, anyone can jump online and get their Cert III/IV in fitness in a matter of weeks. Becoming a S&C coach is a whole other ball game.
Most fresh graduates want to work in pro-sport and coach elite athletes straight away! The reality is it just doesn’t work that way. Like any industry, you need to climb the ladder. Here are my top tips for how you can break into the S&C industry!