MS in Kinesiology Assistantship Information
We would like to emphasize that your decision to come to UND should be based primarily on your perception of the graduate program serving your future needs. More simply stated, chose a graduate program first, and worry about assistantships later. It is possible that if you accept an assistantship first, and then chose a program, you may find that the program does not meet your career goals.
We encourage you to apply to our graduate program as early in the year as possible. In most cases, assistantships and tuition waivers for the upcoming year are assigned by May.
The KPHE department has several Graduate Teaching Assistantships to award each year. GTAs provide the graduate student with a tuition waiver and stipend.
GTA duties can range from covering Basic Instruction Program classes for the entire university community to covering undergraduate minor and major courses in KIN or PHE. In addition, some of the GTA duties include duties as lab assistants.
Our policy has been to only offer GTA support for a maximum of 4 semesters per student although exceptions are made in special circumstances (especially when we have exceptional GTAs who have the proven capacity to assist in the overall mission of the department).
We typically give priority to our second year graduate students. This is because we like our GTAs to "sit in" on a class before teaching it. However, we do have resources set aside for first year students in the form of special tuition waivers.
The KPHE department also has assistantships for research. The positions are based on professor needs and are not offered every year.
Several of our graduate students are employed by the UND Athletics Department as coaching assistants. If this is something you are interested in, you should contact the coach of the particular sport you are inquiring about to see if an opportunity will be available in your interest area.
Some of our graduate students have also held assistantships with the Wellness Center. Again, contact them if this is something you are interested in.