Assistantships, which may provide a stipend and a tuition scholarship for the MS and PhD programs, also complement your learning experiences by providing the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge you have gained.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching assistantships are available within the Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences on a competitive basis. Assistantships provide a stipend and cover tuition at in-state rates.

As a teaching assistant, you’ll be expected to help teach up to 20 hours per week. Courses to teach include:

  • ES 310 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming I
  • ES 344 Neuroanatomy I
  • ES 345 Neuroanatomy II
  • ES 370 Biomechanical Dimensions
  • ES 410 Exercise Assessment, Prescription and Programming II
  • NTR 108 Human Nutrition
  • NTR 109 Nutrition in Practice
  • NTR 401 Nutrition and Health

Application Information and Deadlines

You must be a full-time master’s or PhD student to apply.

Submit an application form and two letters of recommendation by March 15.

Send materials to:
Jennifer Temple, PhD
Graduate Program Director
Dept. of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
206 Kimball Tower
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14214-8028

International students: Learn more about the UB Graduate School’s policy concerning spoken English proficiency of teaching assistants and the Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit (SPEAK) Test

Awarding Process

Applicants will be ranked by the Graduate Affairs Committee according to their academic records, letters of recommendation and, if practical, an interview. Doctoral students in their first year of study will be given preference. The Graduate Affairs Committee will make recommendations to the department chair regarding the ranking of applicants, and the chair will award assistantships by April 15 whenever possible.