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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 will be accepting applications for Graduate Assistantships for the 2018-19 academic year from students admitted to the Master of Kinesiology and Master of Science in Kinesiology programs.  GA awards include a 9-month stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance, and require a 20-hour/week commitment.  Assistantships are awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for up to one additional year, pending student performance, progress toward a degree, and department needs.

Applications are due by February 1, 2018.

We are seeking qualified candidates for the following five positions:

Athletic Training Program

Full-time graduate assistant will support the operations of the BS in Athletic Training degree program as well as the transition to a Masters of Athletic Training beginning in 2018. This position is ideal for Athletic Trainers interested in pursuing a future career in academics and/or clinical. Candidates interested in pursuing a terminal academic degree (EdD) within a specialized Kinesiology cognate (3 years) are especially encouraged to apply. This GA is expected to conduct research in line with department faculty interests and expertise. Professionals interested in completing the Masters of Science in Kinesiology degree (2 years) en route to the terminal degree will also be considered. For more information, please see the following link and/or contact Dr. David Hammons (davidhammons@boisestate.edu).

Detailed description of the Athletic Training Program Graduate Assistant position.

Biomechanics

Full-time graduate assistant in the Center for Orthopaedic and Biomechanics Research (COBR). This GA will work with Dr. Tyler Brown and will be assigned duties as needed. The assigned duties may include, but are not limited to: teaching the KINES 370 Biomechanics laboratory, grading, assisting with biomechanics research (data collection, processing and analysis), and supervising undergraduate COBR interns. The prospective GA should have a strong background and interest in biomechanics, and must be accepted into the Master of Science in Kinesiology, Biophysical Studies program, which requires a research thesis. For more information, please contact Dr. Tyler Brown (tynbrown@boisestate.edu).

Exercise Physiology

Full-time graduate assistant with two primary duties: (1) teaching laboratory sections for KINES 330 Exercise Physiology under the supervision of Dr. Scott Conger and (2) providing research assistance for Dr. Stephanie Hall in an exercise physiology laboratory, where she is investigating the protective effects of exercise in the treatment and prevention of disease. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Conger (ScottConger@boisestate.edu) and Dr. Stephanie Hall (sehall@boisestate.edu).

Human Performance Laboratory and Conditioning Procedures

Full-time graduate assistant with two primary duties: (1) teaching laboratory sections for KINES 432 Conditioning Procedures and (2) providing assistance in the Human Performance Laboratory under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Simonson. The prospective GA must be accepted into the Master of Science in Kinesiology, Biophysical Studies program, which requires a research thesis. For more information, please see the following link and/or contact Dr. Shawn Simonson (shawnsimonson@boisestate.edu).

Detailed description of the Human Performance Laboratory Graduate Assistant position.

K-12 Physical Education

Full-time graduate assistant will support the K-12 Physical Education undergraduate program. Seeking individuals with a BS in K-12 or secondary Physical Education. Duties and responsibilities may include supervising student teachers, co-teaching KINES 251 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education, supervising interns, teaching within adapted physical education activity classes, teaching various instructional activity classes, and/or assisting with faculty research. For more information, please contact Dr. Ken Bell (kbell@boisestate.edu).

Graduate Program Coordinator

For more information about our graduate programs and graduate assistantships, 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 3.0 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/.