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.

Learn more about earning both a bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years. Speak to an advisor today.

Qualified undergraduates may be admitted to a Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’ program and obtain both a bachelor’s degree (any) and an MS in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion within an accelerated time frame. Students meeting the qualifications listed below may be admitted to this program following completion of 90 undergraduate credits including BIOL 124 and BIOL 125. They may then take up to 12 graduate credits within their senior year (i.e., six credits will partially satisfy requirements of both the Bachelor’s Degree (any) and the MS in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion as advanced standing; up to six credits will be completed as reserve graduate credit toward the Master’s only). If students earn at least 3.00 in these classes, the credit will be posted to their graduate record and, upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, must then take the remaining graduate credits to earn the master’s degree.

Students may apply for acceptance to the Bachelor’s/Accelerated Master’s program if the following requirements are met:

  • An overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • BIOL 124 and BIOL 125

Application Procedures:

  1. Visit the Accelerated Master's admissions webpage for a step-by-step guide to applying and access the online application.
  2. The recommendation field within the online application is your undergraduate academic advisor. This will serve as the official signature from your undergraduate academic advisor approving your eligibility into the program.
  3. Complete the application and submit. Once you submit your application, you can upload any supplementary materials such as recommendations, resume, goals statement and endorsement worksheets.

After completing 120 credits and all requirements for the bachelor’s degree and filing the Graduation Intent Form, students are awarded a bachelor’s degree and admitted to the MS in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion.



Bachelor's/Accelerated Master's Program Bachelor's Degree (any) to
Bachelor's/Accelerated MS in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion

Semester/Year

Level

Courses

Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Fall Senior
Year (UG)
UG/GR 1*
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Spring Senior
Year (UG)
Reserve 2**
Fall Master's
Semester 1
Fall Master's
Semester 1
Concentration Required Course (see below)
Spring Master's
Semester 1
Concentration Required Course (see below)
Spring Master's
Semester 2
Concentration Required Course (see below)
Spring

Master's
Semester 2
Concentration Required Course (see below)
Spring Master's
Semester 2
Concentration Required Course (see below)
Summer / Fall Master's
Semester 3
Summer / Fall Master's
Semester 3
Or

Concentration Required Courses:

Advanced Practitioner Concentration:

Wellness Practitioner Concentration:

*Course counts for both the BA or BS and the Master's degree
**Course is taken for Reserve Graduate Credit and will only apply to the Master's Degree