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.

Internships & Fieldwork

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism offers an applied or clinical experience in all of our degree programs.

Please contact the program internship coordinators listed below if you have any questions regarding internships.

Athletic Training

Students earning a BS in Athletic Training will participate in clinical training throughout their academic program. More Athletic Training fieldwork information.

Health and Physical Education

Students earning a BSEd in Health & Physical Education will fulfill student teaching requirements. More student teaching information.

Kinesiology

Kinesiology students complete three required internship experiences totaling 700 hours as part of the program's comprehensive approach to the study of human movement. More Kinesiology internship information.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

Parks and Outdoor Recreation students participate in multiple internship experiences. PRLS 241 – Practicum and a paid or unpaid full-time professional capstone experience PRLS 490 – Internship. These 'real world' opportunities allow exploration of specific interests while building the resume. More Parks & Outdoor Recreation internship information.

Sport Management

Sport Management  students gain practical experience, hone necessary skills, and build practitioner networks through field experiences. A 3 credit hour field experience, and a 12 credit hour internship are required. More Sport Management internship information.

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation students participate in multiple internship experiences. PRLS 241 – Practicum and a paid or unpaid full-time professional capstone experience PRLS 490 – Internship. These 'real world' opportunities allow exploration of specific interests while building the resume. More Therapeutic Recreation internship information

Tourism and Events Management

Tourism and Events Management students will have 2 required fieldwork experiences. a 3 credit 120 hour practicum and a 12 credit 400 hour Internship. More Tourism and Events Management internship information.

Agencies wishing to develop a partnership with the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism at Mason can contact the appropriate Internship Coordinator for the program to learn more about our internship program.