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Graduate Assistantships

Types of Graduate Assistantships:

  • Teaching Assistant - Assist faculty in teaching courses for majors (e.g., assist grading, developing class materials, and leading discussion or lab sections)
  • Teaching Physical Activity Courses (e.g., basketball, swimming, and yoga)
  • Research Assistant - Work with faculty on their research in progress (e.g., assist collecting data, entering data into spreadsheets, or conducting literature searches)
  • Administrative Assistant - Work with a Program Coordinator on administrative tasks (e.g., assist with Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies website, work with the Sport Performance Team or Maxwell Sport Media Project)
Graduate Assistantship requirements:
  • Regular admission status to the Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies graduate program
  • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher OR Graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher (for 9 or more credit hours)
  • Submission of the Graduate Assistantship Application by February 1

Other Funding Sources for Graduate Assistantships:

  • The School of Human Movement, Sport & Leisure Studies has approximately 14-18 assistantships annually. Additional opportunities are available on campus:
  • Department of Athletics assistantship opportunities, contact Jim Elsasser (jelsass@bgsu.edu)
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness assistantship opportunities, contact Thad Long (longtha@bgsu.edu)
  • Other available assistantships may be posted on the Graduate College website: CLICK HERE!
  • For information on financial aid available to you, contact the Student Financial Aid Office