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

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.

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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.

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Our faculty are captivating teachers and active researchers and our students frequently partner with them on original research projects that are presented at regional and national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals.

The classes in the EFHP MS program are offered in both face-to-face and distance learning (online) formats. The majority of the face-to-face classes are held on Mason’s Science and Technology Campus, with some face-to-face classes are held on Mason’s Fairfax campus. We offer two concentrations – Wellness Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner.

Check out the information below to determine which of the two concentrations is right for you.

Criteria Wellness Practitioner Advanced Practitioner
Designed for Students With None or Minimal Prior Education in Health And Human Performance Students With Prior Education in Health And Human Performance
Format Part-Time or Full-Time Full-Time Cohort
Coursework Content Medical Terminology, Functional Anatomy, Fitness Assessment, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Nutrition, and/or Exercise Psychology Fitness Assessment, Exercise Physiology, Strength and Conditioning, Exercise Nutrition, and/or Exercise Psychology, Biomechanics, Research Methods, and Statistics, and Scientific Communications
Prospective Careers Owners and/or Managers of Public and Private (Corporate/Industrial) Exercise, Fitness, Wellness, and Health and Human Performance Facilities and Gymnasiums Athletic Trainers, Strength and Conditioning Coaches, Exercise Scientists in the University, School, Private and Corporate/Industrial Settings, and/or the Pursuit of Further Academic Study (Doctoral) programs