Graduate Assistantships
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, PA

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The Department of Health and Physical Activity offers a Master of Science Degree with a research or clinical focus in Health and Chronic Disease, Health and Fitness or Developmental Movement. The Department has eleven highly regarded faculty, with 4.2 million in NIH Funding & Training Grants. The program is an accelerated 36 credit degree that can be completed in 12 months. Students begin in September and graduate in August. Enrollment is limited to 30 full-time students, with full and partial funding available for 23 students.


Applicants are considered for a Graduate Assistantship if they achieved at least a 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate training, and demonstrate experience in fitness, aerobics, aquatics, team or individual sports, fitness facility supervision, activities for children and teens and have appropriate certifications.

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In the past two years the Department has graduated students from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Prior to consideration for a Graduate Assistantship the applicant must have applied and been accepted into the HPA graduate degree program. Online applications ( received by March 7, 2010 will be given first consideration for available graduate assistantships.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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