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Graduate Assistantships

There are several types of assistantships offered in the Graduate Physical Education Teaching  program:

  1. Activity Course Teaching: Teaching physical education elective courses to college students (see page 3 of Graduate Assistantship application for preference listing), First Aid/CPR courses, and/or assist with freshman level Healthy Lifestyle general education required course.
  2. Teaching Elementary/Secondary Physical Education: Plan and implement developmental instructional program in local elementary schools, and assist university faculty with clinical supervision of undergraduate physical education teaching majors. Must possess current physical education teaching certification by starting date of assistantship (mid August). Only students in the Physical Education Teaching program are eligible for these positions.
  3. Adventure Education: Teaching adventure education & outdoor pursuits is the ESS activity program. Courses could include rock climbing, backpacking, canoeing, mountain biking, etc. Additional duties would include facilitating challenge course experiences & indoor rocking experiences for the community groups. For more information on adventure education assistantships please contact Dr. Jenna Starck.
  4. Adapted Physical Education: Several assistantships are available for graduate students admitted to the Adapted Physical Education Concentration. Please contact Dr. Brock McMullen for more information about APE assistantships. You can also use the following link to discover Funding opportunities available for APE Graduate Students.


Please follow this link to download a Graduate Assistantship Application

Contact Dr. Zack Beddoes for more information on available assistantships or for details on the tuition waivers and/or cash stipends which may come with assistantships.