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.

Kinesiology, BS

Kinesiology students are taught to apply the scientific method of discovery, analysis, and research to the study of human movement. This evidence-based approach prepares students for employment in allied health occupations, education, exercise and sport industry, sport science and coaching, or post-graduate education.

The B.S. in Kinesiology degree includes: George Mason University's Mason Core requirements (38 credits), Electives (7 credits), and the Professional Sequence courses (75 credits). As part of the program of study, students complete three supervised internships in professional settings. Consult the current George Mason University catalog for descriptions of Kinesiology courses and Kinesiology major requirements.

Kinesiology major students collecting data during a lab in Exercise Prescription and Programming

Kinesiology major students collecting data during a lab in Exercise Prescription and Programming

Kinesiology Degree Requirements

Mason Core (38 credits)

  • Written communication (6)
  • Oral communication (3)
  • Information technology (3)
  • Quantitative reasoning (3) Must take STAT 250
  • Literature (3)
  • Arts (3)
  • Western Civilization (3)
  • Social and behavioral sciences (3)
  • Global understanding (3)
  • Natural science (8) Must take BIOL 124 and BIOL 125
  • Synthesis/Capstone (met by completion of KINE 490, a program requirement)

Professional Sequence (71 credits)

First Year Fall (16 credit hours)

First Year Spring (16 credit hours)

Second Year Fall (15 credit hours)

Second Year Spring

Third Year Fall (15 credit hours)

Third Year Spring

Fourth Year Fall (15 credits)

Fourth Year Spring

Electives (11 credits)

Choose an additional 11 credits from the university catalog.

Total: 120 credits