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Human Performance and Sport Studies Advising

The Human Performance and Sport Studies Department offers academic advising for all students that are interested in, or currently declared as a major in the department. Programs include athletic administration, sport and exercise science, sport management, physical education teaching, outdoor education, and coaching. 

To schedule an appointment please call (208) 282-4852 or email an individual advisor.

Faculty Advisor

For questions on career advising, placements for internships, or graduate school planning, please reach out to your faculty advisor. 

Athletic Administration

Outdoor Education

Physical Education Teaching

Sport and Exercise Science

Sport Management 

The Human Performance and Sport Studies Department has various opportunities for internship/practicum experience. With the HPSS Internship Database, students can browse potential opportunities in Idaho, regionally, or nationally along with their requirements to find the right fit for your interests.

HPSS Internship Database

Internship Forms

 HPSS 6655 Internship Application

HPSS 6655 Internship Manual

HPSS 6655 Internship Reflection Form

HPSS 6655 Internship To Do List

HPSS 6655 Internship Supervisor Letter

HPSS 6655 Internship Evaluation Form

HPSS 6655 Internship Goals Form

HPSS 6655 Internship Log Sheet

Graduate Assistantship Positions


The Human Performance and Sport Studies at Idaho State University is seeking applicants for graduate assistants for the 2023-2024 academic year. Responsibilities may include activity course instruction, research with faculty, and/or assisting faculty with lab sections.

Open to fully accepted Master of Physical Education Athletic Administration, or Master of Science Athletic Training graduate students.

Compensation for 2023-2024 includes a stipend, tuition (Fall & Spring Semesters) and fee waiver of resident and non-resident tuition.

Application for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) must be sent directly to:

Department of Human Performance and Sport Studies (HPSS)
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Ave, Stop 8105
Pocatello, Idaho 83209-8105

Applications must include the following: (a) a completed application for a graduate teaching assistantship, (b) official copies of all transcripts, (c) official GRE or MAT scores, and (d) three letters of recommendation. GTA applications are available by calling the HPSS office at (208) 282-4852 or online at www.isu.edu/sspe/

Questions directed to:

Mr. Kolby Cordingley, MPE

(208) 282-5296


April DeLozier

(208) 282-4852

Students in the Human Performance and Sport Studies Program can expect to achieve the following Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). 

 SLO #1 - Content Knowledge in Human Performance and Sport Studies

Be familiar with and understand the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends in human performance and sport studies disciplines.

SLO #2 - Application of Human Performance and Sport Studies Knowledge

Practically apply theories of human performance and sport studies disciplines in community and practical application settings.

SLO #3 - Ethics and Diversity in Human Performance and Sport Studies

Engage in ethical behavior as posited by human performance and sport studies disciplines including social issues related to diversity and human dignity.

SLO #4 -Personal Development, Relationship Building, and Career Planning

Communicate successfully with others, acquire effective collaboration skills, and develop realistic ideas about how to pursue careers in human performance and sport studies disciplines.

SLO #5 - Communication Skills

Be effective communicators in both written and oral form.

SLO #6 - Critical and Creative Thinking and Problem Solving

Use critical and creative thinking in order to effectively problem solve.