Research assistantships are awarded through a competitive and comparative process that takes into account scholarship, experience, and fit between student interest and faculty capabilities. Preference will generally be given to qualified doctoral students. General tuition and the non-resident fees are waived for graduate assistantship holders. Assistantship duties can include both teaching and research activities up to 20 hours per week. To receive continual funding, it is expected students maintain full-time status and a “B” average each semester. The maximum time limit for doctoral students to remain on School funding is typically three academic years.
For additional funding information, visit the Graduate School’s Funding Resources page. For additional University details on graduate assistantships, please view your current Graduate Bulletin.
For more information regarding assistantship availability, please contact Dr. Gary Krebs at or 601.266.6614.
Research Areas
  • Dr. Chris Brown - Pharmacotherapy in athletic training, therapeutic modalities, and nutritional ergogenic aids.
  • Dr. Daniel Credeur - How acute and chronic exercise, as well as physical inactivity, affect the cardiovascular system in human health and disease.
  • Dr. Robert Doan - Assessment, motor skills development, and teacher education.
  • Dr. David Dolbow - Accelerated aging phenomenon after spinal cord injury and the benefits of activity-based restorative therapies including functional electrical neuromuscular stimulation.
  • Dr. Trent Gould -The science and discovery of how sports materials and protective sport equipment interface with human biomechanics to prevent injury.
  • Dr. Rick Green - Scholarship focuses on the relationship between leisure/leisure lifestyle and the community inclusion of marginalized groups.
  • Dr. Bill Holcomb - Test the effectiveness of therapeutic modalities with the ultimate goal of improving effectiveness in the management and rehabilitation of orthopedic injuries. These modalities include ultrasound, neuromuscular electrical stimulation and cryotherapy.
  • Dr. Melanie Perreault - Motor skill learning in children and adolescents.
  • Dr. Scott Piland - Prevention, diagnosis and management of the brain injury of concussion along with the development, design and evaluation of sport protective equipment to include body padding, bracing and headgear.
  • Dr. Melissa Thompson - Coaching education with specific emphasis on coaching ethics and the coaching internship.
  • Dr. Michael Webster - Nutritional supplementation and its impact on muscle metabolism and performance.