Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Recreational Sports at the Ohio State University offers several graduate assistantship opportunities for students each year. All positions for the 2019-2020 school year have been filled, but the following positions are expected to be available beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. 

  • Competitive Sports (2 positions)
  • Adventure Recreation Center (1 position)
  • Jesse Owens and North Rec Centers (1 position)
  • Outdoor Facility Management (1 position)
  • RPAC Facility Operations (1 position)
  • Student Development & Leadership (1 position)



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, 2019. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for acceptance into any graduate program. Average GRE scores 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 2020 will open soon. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled, however, preferences will be given to applications received by November 30, 2019. 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 application to:



Mail:     Department of Recreational Sports

Attn:      Scott Holmes

             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 Scott Holmes, Assistant Director, at


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