Depending on funding availability, we typically accept 2-3 new students per year into this program. Since the program is a 3 or 4-year program, this means that we typically have about 10-12 doctoral students in the program at a given time. Doctoral students are usually funded to work on Baylor Laboratories for Exercise Science and Technology grants, research, or assigned as TA's.
Your GTA position will entail teaching (2-3 credit hours per semester of Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, and Human Physiology lab), and/or various research, not to exceed 20 hours per week. In year 3 or 4 after the completion of the prelim, GTAs would have the opportunity to teach or co-teach a three credit hour lecture class during their studies at Baylor.
The stipend for this assistantship is currently set at $24,000 paid out across all academic terms (fall, spring, summer) beginning in fall 2019. In summer, you will be working primarily as a research assistant. Renewal of the stipend is dependent upon your maintenance of an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in your graduate studies and your satisfactory performance of assigned duties for up to four years. Baylor may terminate your stipend award for unsatisfactory performance of your duties or for misconduct.
The tuition scholarship is not associated with services. The tuition scholarship consists of up to 24 semester hours of credit per academic year, not to exceed the total number of hours required to meet degree requirements. Renewal of the tuition scholarship is contingent upon your maintenance of an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 in your graduate studies. Please note that tuition scholarships do not cover student fees.