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Graduate Assistantships

This page lists opportunities within the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences. Openings are posted for all departments (Sport and Exercise Science, and Intercollegiate Athletics, as well as The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness.

Unless otherwise specified, the Graduate Assistantship opportunities listed below become available on a need basis rather than scheduled basis. This need generally occurs when the person currently holding the position graduates.

Students are required to submit academic applications and be accepted to Barry University prior to applying for graduate assistantship positions. For more information contact, Edward DeMott edemott@barry.edu (305) 899-3494

Graduate Research Assistant

Graduate Research Assistantships are offered through the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assisting graduate faculty with essential elements of scientific inquiry: data collection and entry, participant recruitment, assisting with grant applications, literature reviews, pilot testing, and scholarly writing. Graduate student applicants must have experience with research methods.

  • Number of positions vary
  • Coordinator Contacts:
    • Sport Management – Dr. Gayle Workman
    • Injury and Sport Biomechanics – Dr. Claire Egret
    • Exercise Physiology – Dr. Constance Mier
    • Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology-Dr. Gualberto Cremades
  • Download application form here

Graduate Assistant, HPLS

A Graduate Assistantships is offered through the School of Human Performance and Leisure Sciences, reporting to the Dean. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: updating the School’s webpage, maintaining HPLS alumni contacts, monitoring and posting to all HPLS social media platforms, assisting in data collection or literature searches, and assisting with the coordination of the School’s social events. Graduate student applicants must have experience with social media trends, demonstrate proficiency with creative and effective multi-media and presentations, SurveyMonkey, PowerPoint, Excel and Blackboard, and possess strong interpersonal and written/spoken communication skills.

  • One position available
  • Coordinator contact:
    • Dr. Darlene Kluka, Dean, School of HPLS

Graduate Assistant, Athletic Training

The graduate assistant positions offered in Athletic Training are available in two formats. Two on-campus appointments of two years each include assignments to collegiate teams and responsibilities for mentoring pre-clinical undergraduate program majors in athletic training. The second format available is for off-campus single or multiple year assignments to area high schools serving as substitute instructional staff with additional responsibilities as an assistant or head athletic trainer.

  • Number of positions vary
  • Coordinator contact:
    • Dr. Sue Shapiro

Graduate Assistant, Campus Recreation & Wellness

Graduate Assistant positions are offered through The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness (CRW). Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: officiating in various competitive & non-competitive sports at an intramural level; recruiting, training, and supervising work-study staff; assisting with marketing and promotion for all recreational activities and programs; facility supervision, exercise prescription, personal training, and instructing and/or assisting in wellness class offerings. A bachelor's degree is required, and the applicant must be pursuing one of the sport and exercise graduate degree programs in Barry's Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

  • Number of positions vary (Wellness, Fitness, Intramural Sports)
  • Coordinator contact:
    • Mr. Ed Londono, Director of CRW
  • Download Application Form

Graduate Assistant, Sports Information

The sports information graduate assistant is responsible for assisting the director of sports information in publicizing Barry's 12-sport intercollegiate athletics program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: writing press releases, assisting with production of publications and helping with home event management for all sports, as well as handling other duties as assigned. A bachelor's degree in journalism, English, communications or related field is required. Applicants should have solid writing and interpersonal communication skills, and previous experience working with Stat Crew software for Basketball and The Automated Scorebook for baseball / softball, soccer and volleyball. In addition, the successful candidate should have experience working with desktop publishing software including InDesign and PhotoShop. Students must be willing to work during home events, at night and on weekends.

  • Number of positions vary
  • Coordinator contact:
    • Mr. Dennis Jezek, Jr., Director of Sports Information

Graduate Assistant, Athletic Administration

This position is one requiring a responsible, motivated candidate who has completed a baccalaureate degree. Responsibilities for this administrative position in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics includes include, but are not limited to, working with the assistant to the dean in supporting the department's study hall/ class attendance program, assisting in daily operations of the athletic program, and being able to interact effectively with students, faculty, staff, and coaches. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office software, and ability to organize/prioritize/follow through on projects is necessary. An undergraduate background in sport management is preferred.

  • One position available
  • Coordinator contact:
    • Dr. Bridget Lyons, Senior Associate Director of Athletics / SWA
    • Ms. Alison Fitzgerald, Assistant Director of Athletics

Graduate Assistant, Academic Support

This provides assistance to the HPLS Coordinator in the daily administration of policies, systems, services, and activities associated with the academic progress and support of Barry University’s student-athletes. Barry Athletics includes approximately 200 student-athletes participating in 12 varsity teams (7 women’s; 5 men’s) competing in NCAA Division II and within the Sunshine State Conference. The position also provides assistance with HPLS Student Success initiatives for HPLS majors.

  • Coordinator contact:
    • Ms. Tiffany Nicholson, Coordinator of HPLS Academic Success & Support Services

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