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

Careers in the Field

The creative application of skills combined with a growing interest in and concern for healthy living have resulted in a wide range of Kinesiology careers for Mason Kinesiology graduates.

Students complete three internships as part of the curriculum. The result is 700 hours of real-world experience in general fitness, clinical and sports performance settings. This experience allows students to immediately step into full-time positions upon graduation.

What can I do with a Kinesiology degree?

  • Graduate/Professional School (e.g., chiropractic, medical, nursing, physical therapy)
  • Clinical Exercise (hospitals, clinics)
    • Cardiac Rehabilitation
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
    • Obesity/Diabetes
    • Sports Medicine
  • Commercial Sales
  • Corporate Fitness
  • Fitness Industry Entrepreneur
  • Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor
  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Wellness/fitness management

Click here for contact information for the SRHT Career Services Liaison.