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.

Academic Advising

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Advising information for all SRHT students

Undergraduate students in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism should contact their program advisor:

Students should meet with their program advisor regularly to plan and adjust academic schedules to ensure timely progression towards their degree in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Students also can monitor their academic progress on Patriot Web. This self service website offers Mason students the opportunity to monitor their academic status through a degree evaluation, which shows what courses need to be satisfied in the general education requirements, professional concentration requirements, and electives.  

Students also have available to them faculty members in their concentration areas who schedule weekly office hours to answer questions regarding internship ideas, retention issues, course substitutions, and overall advice on activities that will help them get the most from the Mason experience and to prepare for a successful career in their field.

For more information, or to meet with an advisor, click on the program you're interested in below.

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism offers four undergraduate degrees:

1. B.S. in Athletic Training

2. B.S. Ed. in Health and Physical Education

3. B.S. in Kinesiology

4. B.S. in Tourism and Events Management with 3 concentration areas of:

  • Events Management
  • Hospitality Management
  • Tourism Management

5. B.S. in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources with 3 concentration areas of:

Each academic degree and or concentration has a specific set of course requirements. These requirements are separated into the following three categories, which vary by degree:

  • Mason Core Requirements – (37-38 credits) 
  • Professional Concentration – (67 – 82 credits)
  • Electives – (0 – 16)

Advising Sheets

The following is a list of the 2017-2018 course requirements for each degree and concentration and a suggested Academic Plan in the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism.

Click below for a for a listing of advising sheets for past catalog years for each program.

These advising sheets also show the pre-requisites and co-requisites for all of the required courses in each major and concentration. It is very important for students to meet with an academic advisor to map out a four year plan to complete the required courses in a timely manner.

Graduate Program Information Sessions

For prospective Mason students with an interest in graduate programs offered by the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism, we also offer information sessions. This is an opportunity to meet with the program advisors and get your questions answered. More information and a schedule can be found at SRHT Information Sessions or contact SRHT at 703.993.2060.


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