Dear Prospective Graduate Assistant,

    Thank you for your interest in our program and the field of Athletic Training.

    Graduate Application (PDF)

    Please fill out the Graduate Assistant application and return to me. Upon receiving this information, your file will be reviewed by the University of Houston Sports Medicine Staff. After this review, you will be notified of your current status.

    Our program will give you a wide array of experiences and an opportunity to work with many teams. We give our Graduate Assistants many responsibilities and in many respects, we treat them as a Staff Trainer. We highly recommend that our graduate assistants be an ATC.

    Go to the UH web site ( to visit our campus. There is an Athletic Home page, admissions, campus map plus much more. The Graduate Assistant application can be found on the Athletics home page. Go to Inside Athletics and the Sports Medicine section. We can also arrange an on-campus visit anytime that both parties' schedules can work out.

    There is a $12,000 monetary stipend at the University of Houston. It covers a 12-month agreement. Benefits include tuition reimbursement. School administrative fees will be the GA's responsibility.

    Must be accepted and enrolled in graduate school and take graduate level courses in order to receive the tuition reimbursement. We highly recommend the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences under the department of Health and Human Performance - M. Ed. In Physical Education "Sport and Fitness Administration". Other colleges can be discussed.


    1. GPA of 3.0 or higher
    2. Your last 60 semester hours are weighed heavily
    3. GRE score - Mainly looking for the 30th percentile in each section (Verbal/Quantitative).
    4. Complete application for admissions on the internet
      1. Go to UH web site: graduate program in physical education/sport and fitness
      2. This page will show the Degree Plan
      3. Click on Admission - Follow Graduate School Admissions

    We receive numerous applications every year. Unfortunately, there are a limited number of positions. Therefore, the Sports Medicine Department will select applicants that will best benefit our program at that time. Our selection will be primarily based upon your references and your GRE score. Your references will need to speak for your commitment to the athletic training profession, your work ethic and your attitude. Your GRE score is very important to your acceptance to UH and will let us know how well you are able to handle both your responsibilities as a GA and your academic potential for the master's degree.

    Good luck, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


    John Houston, MS, ATC, LAT, CES
    Associate Director of Sports Medicine

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