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Graduate Assistantships

The graduate assistantships in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy (RSP) are based on the student's ability to best assist the department in accomplishing its academic mission. The graduate assistant (GA) student positions in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy (RSP) are graduate assistants. In return for a stipend and a full tuition wavier for the academic year, 15-20 hours per week is required, including office hours. Term of appointment is September through June. 

Contact Dr. Beth VanDerveer, Department Chair, at vanderve@ohio.edu.

All graduate assistants are required to maintain current American Red Cross certification in both CPR for the Professional Rescuer and Standard First Aid and Safety. If certification expires prior to the end of the academic year, students must either make arrangements for recertification prior to the expiration date, or participate in the certification sessions scheduled during the second week of Fall classes. Any employee who has a potential to come in contact with blood will be required to attend Blood Borne Pathogens Training.

Prior to being considered for any graduate assistant position, a student must meet the admission criteria and be accepted into graduate school at Ohio University. The student must also maintain the academic standards of the department in which they are enrolled.

Graduate assistantships are available in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy. Teaching Assistantship positions include physical activity courses in the Basic Instruction Program (PED/PESS) and skill-based courses in Outdoor Recreation and Education (ORE). There are also Graduate Assistantships in Campus RecreationAquaticsFirst Aid, and Intercollegiate Athletics.

To apply for a Teaching Assistantship in the Basic Instruction Program (PED/PESS), a student must complete this application.

To apply for an Outdoor Recreation and Education Teaching Assistantship, a student must complete this application.

To apply for a Campus Recreation Assistantship, a student must review this information

To apply for a Teaching Assistantship in Aquatics and First Aid, a student must review this information.

In addition to graduate assistantships, the Department receives a limited number of Graduate Recruitment Scholarships (GRS).

Thank you for your interest in our Department’s graduate programs. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy (RSP) at rsp@ohio.edu or call: 740-593-4656.

 

 

 

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