Graduate Assistantships

Movement Science GA


The Athletic Training Program (ATP) has 2 Graduate Assistant positions.  

Position Available for Fall 2016

Position: Graduate Assistant position in the Department of Movement Science – Athletic Training starting in the Fall of 2016.

Qualifications: BOC Certification, eligible for Michigan licensure, and must meet all GVSU graduate school requirements for admission.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include clinical instruction in the CAATE Accredited Athletic Training Program, clinical instruction and supervision of Athletic Training majors while working with an assigned athletic team, administrative duties, and the opportunity to assist with teaching and research.

Salary: $4000 per semester with a tuition waiver of 9 credit hours per semester with a maximum of 18 per year.

Department: Movement Science Department

Division: College of Liberal Arts and Science

How To Apply: Send a letter of application, resume with references, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Shari Bartz-Smith, Program Director of Athletic Training, 1 Campus Drive – MAK B2-212, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI 49401.

Deadline Date: Please submit applications starting November 1st, 2015. Applications will be accepted and reviewed until the positions are filled. 

Allendale, Michigan 49401 (616) 331-6611
For more information about Grand Valley, see our website at

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Act Institution
TDD Callers:  Call Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777

For more information contact:  Dr. Shari Bartz-Smith

More information about graduate programs at Grand Valley can be found at:

Injury Care Clinic


There is an opening for a Special Projects GA to assist in the Injury Care Clinic and to help us do some research related to the clinic. Attached you will see a position description. We went from 423 visits to the clinic in W14 which was the first semester being open to 660 visits in the F14.  Ethan Cunningham has also taken on the coordination and staffing of all of the club sport home events at GVSU so the person who is hired will be responsible for assisting in the clinic in the afternoons, event coverage as assigned, and research to crunch some of the data that we have been collecting since the clinic opened.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact Shari Bartz-Smith. 


Shari Bartz-Smith PhD, AT, ATC, CSCS

Associate Professor

Program Director of Athletic Training

Grand Valley State University

1 Campus Drive - MAK B2-212

Allendale, MI  49401