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Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants

General Information

Graduate students have many opportunities to offset the costs of completing a Masters in Kinesiology. If a graduate assistantship within the kinesiology program is not available, consider investigating some of the other opportunities across campus: 

The School of Kinesiology, Recreation & Sport (KRS) offers Graduate Assistantship (GA) positions within the various academic programs. All School of KRS GA’s are assigned to a specific program within the School to assist with the overall functionality of that academic program. This may include teaching and/or research responsibilities, as well as, service-related or general responsibilities.

KRS GA’s are appointed after a rigorous review and competitive selection process. A GA appointment, typically for one year, is contingent upon admission into a degree program, the programmatic needs of the School, and allocation of funds for the position.

Students wishing to apply for a graduate assistant position must submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter (include previous knowledge/skills and career goals/research interests)
  • Resume
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

All materials must be submitted electronically using the link below.

Submit Application

  • Applications received by March 15th  will be given full consideration though the positions will remain open until filled.
  • Acceptance into the graduate program isn’t needed to apply for an assistantship, however students must be accepted by the Graduate School before signing the assistantship contract.

For more information visit KRS Graduate Assistantships. 

Expectations of KIN GAs

The University considers twenty (20) hours per week as full-time student employment. Assistantships assigned on a full-time basis carry a workload of twenty (20) hours per week and a half-time assistantship carries a workload of ten (10) hours per week.  Graduate Assistants do not work during normal holidays and during campus breaks.  Since assistantships are salaried positions, Graduate Assistants may not be employed in hourly-wage positions on campus while on assistantship appointments. Of chief importance is a Graduate Assistant’s successful progress in graduate study.


Graduate Coordinator:

Dr. Dano Tolusso





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 Last Modified 8/3/23