Office of Student Life

Recreational Sports

Graduate Assistantships

Recreational Sports offers several graduate assistantship opportunities for students each year. More information will be forthcoming regarding positions for the 2021-2022 academic year.  


Applicants must apply to either the Higher Education and Student Affairs program or the Sport Management program. At this time, applications to the Higher Education and Student Affairs program have closed, but you may still apply to Sport Management on rolling admission. 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, and the Sport Management program has waived GRE scores for this year. Please review each program’s website for more information on how to apply:

Although Rec Sports is unable to post available positions at this time, all potential applicants are urged to apply to their respective academic programs as soon as possible . When positions do become available, applicants may not be considered if they have not submitted a complete application by the deadline.


  • A full in-state/out of state tuition waiver
  • 9-month stipend of at least $2,364 per month with the potential for summer employment
  • Professional development opportunities and membership in the Student Professional Development Association (SPDA) 


Applications for the Fall of 2021 will be posted on this webpage when more information is known about availability. When submitting applications please submit the application form, a cover letter, resume, GRE scores (if available), overall GPA and assistantship positions of choice by emailing or mailing application 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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