School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

Campuses and Facilities

The main office of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism is located on the Science and Technology campus in Prince William County. Many of the courses offered by the various programs in the School are taught on the Fairfax and Science and Technology campuses. SRHT Faculty and Staff have offices on one of these campuses. 

Free shuttle service between Science and Technology and Fairfax campuses, free membership at the state-of-the-art Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, on-campus dining, library, computer labs, parking, student life activities, and easy access to faculty are some of the features that SRHT students enjoy at this beautiful and friendly campus they like to call 'home.'

Fairfax Campus

The Fairfax Campus consists of 677 wooded acres and is the principal center for undergraduate residence and life. The on-campus population is currently more than 6,000 and is expected to grow to 7,000 as new residential units are constructed. Our Fairfax Campus is also home to the Center for the Arts and the Eagle Bank Arena where numerous sporting and entertainment events take place year round.

Aerial view of the Fairfax Campus

Aerial view of the Fairfax Campus

Science and Technology Campus

Serving all of Northern Virginia, the George Mason University Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County primarily focuses on research and academic programs in the life sciences, including bioscience, biotechnology and bioinformatics. The campus features a state-of-the-art Biomedical Research Laboratory and the recently launched Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, a multidisciplinary facility that will pursue some of the toughest medical questions facing society.

Overhead view of the Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County

Aerial view of the Science and Technology Campus in Prince William County.

Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center

The Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, a true community facility, serves the Mason community, the City of Manassas, and Prince William County. It is the largest of its kind in Virginia and second largest on the east coast. SRHT students attend classes in the Freedom Center and have free access to the facility for personal recreation and fitness development.

Freedom Aquatic Center

Freedom Aquatic Center

Mason's Center for Teambuilding and Organizational Learning –The EDGE

The EDGE provides hands-on outdoor experiential learning programs that offer thought provoking, yet fun, team development activities and workshops grounded in cutting edge team and organizational development. Programs are designed to meet the needs of university groups, schools (5th grade through high school), community groups and corporations.

The EDGE

The EDGE