Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Graduate Assistantships

Recreational Sports offers several graduate assistantship opportunities for students each year. All positions for the 2020-2021 school year have already been filled. If you are interested in positions that will become available beginning in the fall of 2021, check back here for an update in early fall. 


To be considered for an assistantship, applications to the Graduate College and to one of the graduate programs listed below must be submitted by November 30, 2020. 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, but average GRE scores for Sport Management are as follows: 153 (quantitative) and 152 (verbal). Please review each program’s website for more information on how to apply:

  • A full in-state/out of state tuition waiver
  • 9 month stipend of $1800 per month with potential for summer employment
  • Professional development opportunities and membership in the Student Professional Development Association (SPDA) 

Applications for the Fall of 2021will be posted in the Fall of 2020. When submitting applicationsm please submit the application form, a cover letter, resume, GRE scores (quantitative, verbal and writing) and overall GPA and assistantship positions of choice by emailing or mailing appplication to: 


Mail:     Student Life Recreational Sports

Attn:      Matthew Altendorf

             B106 RPAC

             337 Annie & John Glenn Avenue

             Columbus, OH 43210-1224


Applications submitted via will NOT be reviewed.      



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


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