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.

Current Student Information

Awards

KINE Outstanding Student Award

This award is given to the graduating senior in Kinesiology who has achieved a high level of academic success and demonstrates professional promise through service and dedication to the field.

Year

Name
2015
Nicholas S. Allevato
2014
Nicole Clark
2013
Casey Wilkison
2012
Oladipo Eddo
2011
Matthew Heilemann, Kristen Hendricks
2010
James G. Snyder
2009
Christian T. Compton
2008
Brandy L. White

John R. Linn Memorial Award for the Outstanding Student-Athlete

John R. Linn, a physical education instructor for 22 years, was a pioneer in the Mason athletic department, coaching baseball, basketball, trap and skeet, cross country, and serving as assistant athletic director. This award is given to the graduating scholar-athlete in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism who has achieved the highest overall grade point average while participating in an intercollegiate sport at Mason.

Year
Name
Sport
Distinction
2015
Mary Alison O'Connor Softball Winner
2014
Nicole Clark Soccer Winner
2013
Mary Kate Lowry Soccer Winner
2012
Alyssa See Softball Finalist
2010
James G. Snyder Track Winner
2008
Mark Burik Volleyball Finalist
2007
Melissa Venturi Lacrosse Finalist
Documents and Forms

Kinesiology

Technical Standards for Admission, Continuation, and Graduation

The Kinesiology program at George Mason University is a demanding program that requires commitment, an excellent work ethic, and a passion for the subject matter. The Technical Standards for Admission, Continuation, and Graduation form advises the KINE student of the Program’s standards and expectations. During KINE 100 - Introduction to Kinesiology, students receive and review a copy of the Technical Standards for Admission, Continuation, and Graduation form. Students are required to verify with their signature that they understand and are able to meet these standards. The signed form will be kept on file until they either graduate or leave the program. Students who feel the need for special accommodations in order to meet these standards are referred to the Office of Disability Services at George Mason University.

Internship and Field Experience

Kinesiology students complete three required internship experiences totaling 700 hours as part of the program's comprehensive approach to the study of human movement. Internships provide KINE students with the opportunity to apply evidence-based knowledge and its practical application in general fitness, clinical and sports performance settings. Selection of internship sites is done under the guidance of the KINE Internship Coordinator. Approved sites are designed to provide an environment in which students can foster their development as research-savvy practitioners, demonstrate skills, and transition into chosen careers through guided experiential learning. The KINE Internship Coordinator makes the intern site assignments. All decisions are final.

For employers, internships provide an opportunity to mentor talented and dedicated students as they develop into exercise professionals. For further information about sponsoring a Kinesiology intern, please contact Jonathon Neddo, Kinesiology Internship Coordinator (jneddo@gmu.edu or 703-993-7020).

Arrangement and cost of transportation to and from internship settings is the full responsibility of all KINE students. Since public transportation is limited, it is recommended that students have personal transportation available. All students must have current Emergency Cardiac Care (CPR, AED) and First Aid certifications from either the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross before beginning their first internship (KINE 341) experience. These certifications must be maintained until completion of the KINE program. Certain internship sites may require a criminal background check of potential interns. If a criminal background check does not meet the requirements of the student's assigned internship site, the student will be withdrawn from said site and may be prohibited from completion of the KINE program.

KINE 341: Internship I (150 hours)

Provides a paid or voluntary supervised professional experience in an approved exercise science professional setting under the supervision of a practicum University Supervisor and Agency Supervisor. Junior status (60 credits) is required.

KINE 441: Internship II (150 hours)

Provides a supervised professional experience in two separate approved kinesiology professional settings under the supervision of both a University Supervisor and an Agency Supervisor with emphasis placed upon exercise programming and implementation for both clinical (site 1) and performance (site 2) populations. Senior status (90 credits) is required.

KINE 490: Internship III (400 hours)

Provides a directed, field-based experience, in which students observe and participate in conditions, practices, and settings where sought career roles are conducted. The kinesiology fieldwork coordinator must approve placement for the practicum. Both a University supervisor and an approved agency supervisor with recognized professional certifications coordinate and oversee the student's internship experience.

In 2016-2017, 51 Kinesiology students (100%) successfully passed KINE 490.

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Professional Associations

  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, and is dedicated to advancing and integrating scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine.
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB) encourages and fosters the exchange of information and ideas among biomechanists working in different disciplines and fields of application, biological sciences, exercise and sports science, health sciences, ergonomics and human factors, and engineering and applied science, and to facilitate the development of biomechanics as a basic and applied science.
  • American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP) ) is the national non-profit professional organization exclusively for exercise physiologists. The Society provides accreditation for academic Exercise Physiology programs and individual board certification for appropriately degreed Exercise Physiologists. ASEP is committed to the advancement of Exercise Physiologists as healthcare professionals.
  • Clinical Exercise Physiology Association (CEPA) The primary purpose of CEPA is to advance the scientific and practical application of clinical exercise physiology for the betterment of the health, fitness, and quality of life for patients at high risk or living with a chronic disease.