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.

The Right School

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) is the right place to find a diverse group of outstanding students and professionals working with a team of dedicated, internationally renowned, and friendly scholars and educators. With a shared goal of enhancing the quality of life through healthy and abundant living, students, faculty, and community partners increase understanding and expand skills and professional practices in the classroom, the field, and other centers of learning.

School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism Mission Statement

Consistent with the broader mission and philosophy of George Mason University and the College of Education and Human Development, the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) is dedicated to providing rewarding learning experiences, conducting and disseminating exemplary scholarship, and preparing professionals committed to service.

In recognition of the increased diversity and technological advances in society, the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism prepares scholars and practitioners through the interrelated academic disciplines of sport management, athletic training, kinesiology, physical education, health promotion, parks and outdoor recreation, therapeutic recreation, and tourism and events management to enhance individual health and social well being.

Our graduates are positioned to inform policy, promote economic development, advocate stewardship of natural resources, and improve the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities at the local, national and international levels.

The learning experiences that SRHT students receive prepare them for a wide range of professional, volunteer, and personal endeavors throughout their lives.

Please click here for more information about each of the SRHT degree programs and concentrations.