Applied Sports Science & Sports Performance


About Us

The Method

Utilize the finest and most pioneering methodology, within an educationally-enriched and scientific environment, our mission is to push the envelope and drive innovation to facilitate the ethical enhancement of athletic performance and improve the quality of life of the Stanford athlete.

The Mission

The mission of the Stanford Sports Performance department is to strengthen student-athletes’ pursuit of championship goals and high achievement throughout their life with a program aimed at enhancing athletic performance, reducing the incidence of injury, and developing mental discipline.

Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Process-oriented
  • Safety
  • Accountability
  • Competition

Meet the Team


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Marie and Alex Shipman Associate Athletics Director, Applied Performance

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Kissick Family Assistant Athletics Director of Football Sports Performance

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Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance & Applied Sports Science Coordinator

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Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance

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Assistant Director of Football Sports Performance

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The Stanford Sports Performance Internship is a full time volunteer internship. Volunteer Intern Sports Performance Coaches play an integral role in the Sports Performance department. They are responsible for the daily operations of the Sports Performance facilities and assist the Sports Performance staff with the implementation of training programs.

The internship includes a curriculum to learn and apply Stanford Sports Performance’s training philosophy. Part of the curriculum also includes strength & conditioning basics, educational presentations, structure & organization, progressions, weight room management/logistics, sport science technologies/concepts, communication with other support staff & coaches, along with informal discussions.


Winter/Spring 2024

Qualified candidates will have the opportunity to serve as an intern for the Stanford Olympic Sports Performance Program. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to assist in all training sessions in compliance with NCAA rules.

This is an UNPAID opportunity that provides experience assisting the sports performance staff with the implementation of comprehensive, sport-specific, injury prevention and performance enhancement training programs. In addition to daily responsibilities, this internship includes a professional development curriculum built on the foundation of the Stanford Sports Performance training philosophies. This curriculum includes education of functional strength training techniques, coaching development, sport-specific conditioning concepts, sport science technologies and applications, professional development presentations, programming, weight room management/logistics, along with injury prevention practices. The goal of this internship is to develop highly effective sports performance coaches with the potential to transition into a paid position with Stanford, another university, or professional organization. Potential candidates must possess a desire to become a collegiate sports performance coach, strong character, and demonstrate effective organizational and communication skills.


Required qualifications include:

  • Achievement or current pursuit of a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science or related course of study
  • Achievement or current pursuit of CSCS or SCCC certification.
  • Applicants must also have current CPR/AED certification.


This internship is expected to begin Monday Jan 8, 2022, and requires a 6-month time commitment with opportunities to continue pending positive evaluation. Deadline to apply is: Friday Dec 4,  2023.

If interested in working with Stanford Olympic Sports Performance, send email with subject header “Stanford Olympic Sports Performance Internship - Last Name, First Name.” Please attach cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references as one PDF file to Anthony Tran, Sports Performance Coach, at ahtran@stanford.edu.


Other than earning positions on the Stanford staff, our successful Volunteer Intern Sports Performance Coaches have earned internships, part-time, graduate assistant, and full-time positions at high level programs.

Some recent institutions include:

Arizona State University
Auburn University
Clemson University
Colorado Rockies
Colorado State University
Dominican University
Fresno State
New Mexico State University
North Dakota State University
Northern Illinois University
Phoenix Suns
Resilience Code
Rice University
Sacramento Kings
Saint Mary’s College
Santa Clara University
Stockton Heat
UC Riverside
University of Alamaba
University of Central Missouri
University of Colorado
University of Dayton
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
University of Montana
University of Southern Mississippi
Western Illinois University