Graduate Assistantships

The Department of Kinesiology is accepting applications for a Graduate Research Assistant for the 2020-21 academic year.  Applicants must be admitted to the Master of Kinesiology or Master of Science in Kinesiology programs.  The candidate selected will receive an award that includes a 9-month stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance.  The assistantship requires a 20-hour-per-week commitment.  The assistantship will be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for up to one additional year, dependent on the graduate assistant’s performance, the student’s progress toward a degree, and the department’s needs.

Priority application deadline January 15, 2020.

All applications are due by February 1, 2020.


We are seeking qualified candidates with interest in assisting a faculty member with one of the following projects:

Fitness and Conditioning Graduate Assistant

Full-time graduate assistant with the following duties:

  1. Teaching laboratory sections for KINES 432 Conditioning Procedures under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Simonson and
  2. Administer/supervise the Fitness Challenge and Fitness for Life programs. 

KINES 432 provides instruction in conditioning procedures with emphases on program planning, objectives, exercise analysis, and prescription.  The Fitness Challenge is a 10-week experiential learning component of KINES 432 in which the students gain personal training experience by working with university faculty and staff.  Fitness for Life is a service program that provides strength training for local older adults.  The expected time commitment is 20 hours per week. Minimum Qualifications: Basic knowledge of strength and conditioning, strong organizational skills, ability to work independently, and flexibility and a willingness to problem-solve.  Preferred Qualification: Students interested in pursuing a thesis.  For more information, please contact Dr. Shawn Simonson.

Exercise Physiology and Research Graduate Assistant

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. Dave Hammons, whose research is focused on glenohumeral (shoulder) range of motion and therapeutic interventions. 

The expected time commitment is 20 hours per week. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Conger and Dr. Dave Hammons.

Graduate Program Coordinator

For more information about our graduate programs and graduate assistantships, please contact:

Dr. Shelley Lucas
(208) 426-2446
smlucas@boisestate.edu