Graduate Assistantships

A limited number of graduate assistantships are available to qualified students. Graduate assistants (GAs) receive a tuition waiver but are responsible for fees.

In general, GAs are expected to:

  • Work up to 20 hours a week, Aug. 16 through May 15
  • Be enrolled in nine credit hours in the fall and spring semesters
  • Remain in good academic standing

If you have any questions, contact Pete Chomentowski, Ph.D., acting associate chair.

Assistantship Opportunities

Assistantships may be available with several groups and organizations, including:

Contact the department to learn about current openings.

How to Apply

You must be officially admitted to your program to qualify for an assistantship.

Follow these steps to apply for an assistantship in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education (KNPE):

  1. Send your resume to Pete Chomentowski at It should outline your qualifications for an assistantship.
  2. Complete a graduate assistant application (PDF).

Priority Consideration Deadline

Students admitted to a KNPE graduate program who have submitted a resume by March 15 will receive priority consideration.

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Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Anderson Hall 221
DeKalb, IL 60115
P: 815-753-1407
F: 815-753-1413

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