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.

PRLS 490: Recreation Management Internship

Important: For the most up-to-date information, refer to the official George Mason Course Catalog

General Information

Credit hours: 12


Consecutive weeks in an agency for a minimum 10-15 weeks of 30-40 hours weekly (400 total hours-parks and outdoor recreation) and (560 total hours-therapeutic recreation supervised by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist). Applies course work, theories, and research to an agency site chosen by the student after approval by Internship Coordinator. Includes meetings and assignments before and during internship. Note: Mandatory internship meeting attendance required before registration and CPR and AED certification required by start of class. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D, 310C, 323C, 316C, 410C, SRST 200D, PRLS 323C, 241D and 317C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior Plus or Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Parks and Outdoor Recreation or Therapeutic Recreation.

Schedule Type: Internship
This course is graded on the Satisfactory/No Credit scale.

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