Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Graduate Assistantships

Student Life Recreational Sports considers graduate assistants a key part of our team. We are proud to employ a number of graduate students each year. Recreational Sports anticipates openings in one or more of the following areas for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • Facility Management (4 positions)
  • Group Fitness (up to 2 positions)
  • Membership Services (1 position)


To be considered for an assistantship, applications to the Graduate School and to one or both of the graduate programs listed below must be submitted by December 1, 2021. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for acceptance into any graduate program. The Higher Education and Student Affairs program (HESA) no longer requires applicants to submit GRE scores. Please review each program’s website for more information on how to apply:

All potential applicants are urged to apply to their respective academic programs by December 1st. The separate GA application will be accepted until positions are filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2021. Please submit this application form AND send your cover letter and resume to Matthew Altendorf (


  • A full in-state/out of state tuition waiver
  • 9-month stipend of $2,380 per month with potential for summer employment
  • Professional development opportunities


GA applications will be accepted until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by November 30, 2021. Please submit the completed application form, cover letter and resume to Matthew Altendorf. Contact information below:


Mail:     Student Life Recreational Sports

Attn:      Matthew Altendorf

             B106 RPAC

             337 Annie & John Glenn Avenue

             Columbus, OH 43210-1224



For more information about the graduate assistant application process, please contact Matthew Altendorf, Coordinator of Student Staff Training, at


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