Athletic Training Graduate Assistant Position (positions filled)

Position: Graduate Assistant Position (4 available) in Athletic Training starting in August 28, 2024, and runs through the end of the winter semester on April 26, 2025.

Qualifications: To qualify for a graduate assistantship at GVSU, you must be admitted to the GVSU MAT graduate program at the time of appointment, AND be a full-time student within the program.  You must be in good academic standing


  1. Assist faculty with research and scholarly activities including but not limited to, database searches, literature review preparation, data collection, analysis, and manuscript preparation (60%).
  2. Assist the MAT faculty with teaching as assigned (ATH 210, ATH 217, 218– others as assigned) and organize/implement weekly proficiency/skill labs for MAT students and ATH 217 and 218 pre-admission students (20%).
  3. Assist the Admission Coordinator (AC), Program Director (PD), Clinical Education Coordinator (CEC), and MAT Faculty with administrative duties as assigned (20%).

Supervision: GAs will meet weekly with their assigned supervisor throughout the academic year.  Performance reviews will occur at minimum once per academic year. 

Salary: $2000 per semester (10 hours/week) with a tuition waiver of 4.5 credit hours per semester with a maximum of 9 per year.

Orientation: Mandatory New GA Orientation, in August (check The Graduate School website for exact dates and locations) and meet with Program Director and assigned GA Supervisor (if other than PD) before starting classes in August.

Department/Division: Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training/College of Health Professions                                    

How To Apply: Email a letter of application, a resume with references, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Shari Bartz-Smith, [email protected]. Applications will be reviewed by a committee consisting of Master of Athletic Training faculty.

Deadline Date For Filing Applications: Applications will be due April 12th by 5 pm.

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