Graduate assistantships

MA, MS, and PhD applicants

Each January the School of Kinesiology faculty members evaluate the pool of applicants for graduate assistant positions for the following academic year (fall-spring). Most graduate assistant positions involve teaching, but some may involve administration or research. The number of positions available in any given year varies and is limited in number.

In order to be considered for these positions, the School of Kinesiology must receive a graduate assistant application by December 1. If you are interested in applying for the Graduate Assistantship, you will need to upload the Graduate assistantship application form to the "Graduate Program Additional Material" section in your online application. Instructions can be found in the application form below.

Admission to the Graduate School is a prerequisite for the awarding of graduate assistantships.

The application focuses on qualifications related to teaching physical activity and sport, teaching undergraduate majors courses in kinesiology and sport management, and research experience and skills.

University resources

Program coursework

See the official University catalog by emphasis areas for the Kinesiology PhD program, the Kinesiology MS program, and the Sport Management MA program.

How to apply

Apply to MS/MA/PhD


We’re here to help. Get in touch with our Graduate Studies Office.

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Zan Gao, PhD
Director of Graduate Studies

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Sara Cannon
Graduate Program Coordinator
& MEd Advisor