Funding for one PhD assistantship in the Doctoral Program (PhD) in Education with a specialization in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP) is available in collaboration with the Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center. We are seeking a highly-qualified individual that wants to attain their terminal degree at Virginia’s largest public research university.

Required Qualifications & Responsibilities:

  1. Master’s degree in Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, or related field
  2. Must hold a current fitness certification such as ACSM, ACE, NAMS, NCSA, AFFA, NASM, or NFPT
  3. CPR/AED certification
  4. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the area of exercise prescription and intervention to general population, as well as behavioral/educational interventions.


Note about funding:
- Contingent upon funding
- Appointments with possibility of renewal
- Renewal is dependent on performance evaluation and funding availability
- Must be eligible to work and study in the United States without visa sponsorship.

To obtain further information about the program and application process, please contact:
Dr. Nelson Cortes
Email: ncortes@gmu.edu
Phone Number: 703-993-9257
Visit our websites at PhD: https://rht.gmu.edu/PhD-EFHP