A healthy lifestyle is central to one's quality of life. Through the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism within the College of Education and Human Development, students can pursue the degree of Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, with a Kinesiology concentration in which they are prepared to develop and utilize science-based approaches to healthful and proactive living strategies.
The 75-credit concentration in Kinesiology can prepare students for a career in clinical exercise, corporate fitness, medical and exercise equipment sales, mind-body studies, pharmaceutical sales, personal training, sport and exercise nutrition, sport science, strength and conditioning, or wellness/fitness management. The KNES program provides students with a strong science foundation for post-graduate specialized study in kinesiology or professional schools (e.g., chiropractic, medical, physical therapy). Knowledge and skills developed can be transferred to individuals, groups, organizations, and society in general.
Kinesiology students at George Mason University have access to a variety of sites in which to complete three required internships. Interns will gain experience working with children, athletes, and adults as they spend time in clinical exercise, general fitness, and performance fitness settings. 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.