Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

Health Education and Health Promotion

The University of Alabama (UA), Department of Health Science in Tuscaloosa, AL is seeking health education graduate assistants at the doctoral level.  This is an exciting time at UA.  The university is in an unprecedented period of growth and achievement.  Incoming graduate assistants will join a department with accomplished faculty members and an outstanding cadre of PhD graduate assistants.  Doctoral students in the program are provided with individualized mentoring and excellent teaching.  Students are also provided with strong support for travel to professional conferences and opportunities for connections with leaders in the profession.

The Ph.D. program in Health Education and Health Promotion is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experiences to become leading practitioners and researchers in health education and health promotion.  Many graduates of the UA doctoral program are currently serving as health education faculty members at the university level. 

Graduate assistantships offer an annual stipend, tuition waiver and health insurance coverage.  Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.  Graduate assistants will have responsibilities related to the teaching, research and service missions of the Department of Health Science.

Candidates for admission must have completed a master’s degree in health education from an accredited institution or a graduate degree in a closely related field of study.  In addition to grades and GRE scores, the following criteria will be considered:  evidence of scholarship; statement of career goals; and letters of recommendation.  The department encourages applications from candidates who will enhance the academic, professional, geographic, ethnic or racial diversity of the department.  Applicants interested in a graduate assistantship must apply no later than March 1st for admission for the following fall semester.

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If you would like more information on the program and/or have questions, contact us at 205-348-9087.

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.