The Pennsylvania State University Sports Medicine Department is seeking highly motivated students interested in pursuing a Master's degree at the University Park Campus. Currently there are five graduate assistant positions available starting in the fall of 2016. Each position will continue until completion of graduate degree as long as previous years requirements are met. Clinical Assignments will be based on the staffing demands of the varsity sports and recreational programs offered through Intercollegiate Athletics. The assistantships are ten month assignments, with full tuition waiver and a yearly stipend of $22,320. Candidates must be BOC certified and eligible for Athletic Training License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All positions have now been filled.


Application Steps:

Apply for admission to the Graduate School - All applicants must be accepted into the Graduate School and a partner graduate program at Penn State before a clinical assistantship can be awarded. Please note that applicants may apply to any graduate program of their choosing with the exception of World Campus.


Partner Graduate Schools and Graduate Program Admissions:


Master's of Education in Educational Leadership: non thesis option

See link below to academic and admissions information:

Graduate Program

How to Apply


Master's of Science in Kinesiology: thesis option, application

See link below to academic and admissions information:

Graduate Programs 

Application for Admission 

Athletic Training and Sports Medicine 

Kinesiology Mentors 

Handbook for Prospective Students 

Applicant FAQs 



In addition to the program requirements for admission listed on the program web site, applicants must be:
BOC Certified Athletic Trainer and eligible for Athletic Training License in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Assistantship Applications:

To apply for an Athletic Training Graduate Assistantship, send the following application materials as indicated below (note this is separate from any application for academic admission to the Graduate School and a graduate program):


Submit Cover Letter, Resume and a minimum of 3 References to Tim Bream

Tim Bream, MS, ATC
Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Training, Head Football Athletic Trainer
109 Lasch Football Building,
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 863-0773


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