The concentration in Health Promotion is available for students who have made this declaration as of Fall, 2012. No additional students are being enrolled in this program. However, a minor in health promotion is available for students for whom this would be a good complement to their academic program of students.
George Mason University emphasizes that good health is central to living and to life. Through the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, students can pursue the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, in one of two concentrations that prepare them for professional careers in Kinesiology and health promotion. Both degree concentrations advance the development of knowledge and skills that professionals can transfer to individuals, groups, organizations, and society in general.
These academic programs prepare students to develop and utilize science-based approaches to healthful and proactive living strategies, thereby offsetting much of the complacency surrounding many contemporary health and safety topics. Students who are prepared to promote others’ healthy exercise routines and positive life health decisions contribute meaningfully to society by inspiring their colleagues, clients, children, and others to maximize their human potential, and to increase their overall well-being.
The B.S. in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources (Health Promotion concentration) prepares students for managerial careers in voluntary health organizations, nonprofit and managed care organizations, hospital wellness centers, health departments, and health clubs.