A strength and conditioning coach is responsible for developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for athletes. He/she applies scientific principles and creates individualized training plans aimed at helping athletes attain optimum performance. Their main objectives are to improve an athlete's fitness and understanding and teach them lifelong fitness skills.
A strength and conditioning coach usually works with individual athletes, but he/she can also work with all team members. They also work very closely with the head coach to devise a strength and conditioning program. A successful strength and conditioning coach should have considerable strength and conditioning experience, first aid certification, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills.
Strength and conditioning coaches mostly work in high schools and universities. Some of them work with professional and semi-professional athletes. They often work long hours depending on the athletes' availability.