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Graduate Degrees

The Department of Kinesiology offers master’s degrees in the following areas: Master of Athletic Leadership, Master of Athletic Training, Master of Science in Kinesiology (behavioral studies, biophysical studies and socio-historical studies), and Master of Kinesiology (behavioral studies, biophysical studies and socio-historical studies).  The Master of Science in Kinesiology requires the completion of a thesis.  More information about the degree programs can be found using the links below:

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Kinesiology is accepting applications for Graduate Assistantships for the 2019-20 academic year from students admitted to the Master of Kinesiology and Master of Science in Kinesiology programs.  Graduate Assistantship awards include a 9-month stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance and require a 20-hour-per-week commitment.  Assistantships are awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for up to one additional year, depending on assistantship performance, progress toward a degree, and department needs.

Priority application deadline:  January 15, 2019.

We are seeking qualified candidates for the following positions:

Sport Psychology Research Assistant

Dr. Eric Martin’s research focuses on youth sport (college level and younger) with particular focus on the best way to structure the youth sport environment to benefit all involved. More specifically, his research projects have looked at the development and consequences of sport passion, how perceptions of race influence athlete activism, and resilience.

Dr. Martin is currently working on projects that address these questions:

  • How can we help both students and student-athletes build the skills needed to demonstrate resilience during the high school to college transition and college career as a whole?
  • How does passion develop and what are the consequences of having passion in sport?
  • What factors predict student-athletes to engage in activism surrounding race, gender, or other societal issues and how does being active in activism influence those individuals?

The ideal candidate will have some experiences in research (such as reading research, successfully completing a research methods course, completing an individual research project, or working with a research mentor).  The selected candidate will receive specific training.

For more information about this assistantship, contact Dr. Eric Martin at ericmmartin@boisestate.edu.

For information about the application process for admission to an academic program and/or the assistantship, please contact Dr. Shelley Lucas, Graduate Program Coordinator, at smlucas@boisestate.edu.

Priority application deadline:  January 15, 2019.

Exercise Physiology Laboratory Research Assistant

The Hall Exercise Physiology Laboratory focuses on the protective effects of exercise in the prevention and treatment of disease. Specifically, the lab is working on identifying the protective effects of exercise in Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly 6 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD); this number is expected to rise to 14 million by 2050. Currently there is no cure or even a treatment to slow its progression; however, exercise has proven to reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Several studies have linked exercise to improved cognition and increased brain volume in AD. This project, which will be the charge of this graduate assistant position, will shed light on the mechanisms behind this protection, to not only promote exercise as a preventative tool but to also unveil potential pathways for pharmacological intervention in those patients unable to exercise.

The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology, exercise science, kinesiology, or a related field and experience with research in general. Experience in animal models or disease conditions is not required. Training will be provided.

The graduate research assistant will perform a variety of tasks including:

  • Monitoring animals on a regular basis and conducting treadmill training sessions.
  • Organizing and administering memory, coordination, and strength testing.
  • Harvesting tissues and conducting biochemical analysis.

For more information about this assistantship, contact Dr. Stephanie Hall at sehall@boisestate.edu

For information about the application process for admission to an academic program and/or the assistantship, please contact Dr. Shelley Lucas, Graduate Program Coordinator, at smlucas@boisestate.edu.

Priority application deadline:  January 15, 2019.

Graduate Program Coordinator

For information about our graduate programs, please contact:

Dr. Shelley Lucas
(208)426-2446
smlucas@boisestate.edu

GEM Scholarships

GEM Scholarships waive non-resident tuition for out-of-state and international graduate students with a GPA of at least 3.3 who are accepted into a graduate program.  GEM Scholarships are awarded for one year and may be renewed for one additional year if the student takes at least 9 graduate credits per semester for his/her first two semesters and maintains a minimum GPA of 3.0. Two years is the maximum award period. For more information, visit http://graduatecollege.boisestate.edu/fundinggraduateschool/merit-based-gem-scholarship/.