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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.

College of Education and Human Development

RHT News

December 31, 1969
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Alumnus Makes a Difference as Founder of Ellie's Hats

January 4, 2016

Jay Coakley is a physical education teacher whose compassion for a kindergartener facing cancer grew into a nationwide charity. Read more...
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New Graduate Lyn Midcap Lands Job With Washington Redskins

December 18, 2015

Lyn Midcap, who graduates this semester with a sport management degree, is ready to make her mark with the NFL. Read more...
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Groundbreaking Study Reveals Huge Economic Impact of Local Parks

December 7, 2015

Mason releases results of a groundbreaking study on the economic impact of regional and local parks. Read more...
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College Majors Leading to Most Satisfying Careers are Found in the College of Education and Human Development

November 30, 2015

Business Insider recently listed the college majors that lead to the most satisfying careers. Six of the top majors are in the College of Education and Human Development. Read more...
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World Series Champs Include Four Mason Alumni

November 3, 2015

Congratulations to the Kansas City Royals, World Series champions! We're proud of the four Mason alumni who led the team to success. Read more...
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Athletic Training Graduate Students Serve and Learn at Area Middle Schools

November 2, 2015

Through a grant from the Potomac Health Foundation, Mason provides athletic training graduate students to nine area middle schools. Read more...
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Mason's Sports Equipment Donations Reach Around the World

October 29, 2015

As an extension of its sport diplomacy efforts, the Center for Sports Management has provided donated sports equipment to groups in Samoa, Tanzania, Uganda, and many other countries. Read more...
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In the News: Maggie Daniels

October 29, 2015

The consumer finance website WalletHub features Maggie Daniels discussing the outlook for the winter travel season. Read more...
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CEHD & The Campaign for George Mason University

September 25, 2015

Private philanthropy will help the College of Education and Human Development support transformative opportunities and go Faster Farther. Read more...
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Eight CEHD Faculty Members Receive Promotion and/or Tenure

September 16, 2015

Dean Ginsberg announced that eight faculty members received promotion and/or tenure. Read more...
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Alumnus Hailed for Compassion on the Job

September 16, 2015

In a compassionate act captured on video, Dan Hicks, a CEHD alumnus and North Carolina police officer, saved a man in distress with a hug. Read more...
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A History of Sports in DC

September 3, 2015

Mason professors Christopher Elzey and David Wiggins appeared at Kramer Books in Dupont Circle on Tuesday to discuss their new book, DC Sports: The Nation's Capital at Play. Read more...
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Robert Baker is Appointed New Division Director

August 25, 2015

Robert Baker becomes director of the Division of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism as of the Fall 2015 semester. Read more...
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CEHD Welcomes 13 New Faculty Members

August 24, 2015

CEHD welcomes new faculty members to the college's two schools: the Graduate School of Education and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Read more...
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Athletic Training Alumnus at Work With the Washington Redskins

August 14, 2015

An internship with the Washington Redskins while an athletic training student became the first step to a career with the NFL team. Read more...
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Three Faculty Members Named Mason Rising Stars

July 29, 2015

Three to watch! Nelson Cortes, Anna Evmenova, and Jennifer Suh were named "Rising Stars" by the Mason Spirit magazine. Read more...
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Welcome to New Co-Presidents of CEHD Alumni Chapter

July 16, 2015

The alumni chapter of the College of Education and Human Development welcomes two new co-presidents. Read more...
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NFL Executive Casserly Teaches Leadership Skills in Summer Course

July 2, 2015

Using sports to help students become better leaders, the NFL's Charley Casserly teaches management courses at Mason. Read more...
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TOUR 200 Online Course: For Students Intrigued by the Travel and Tourism Field

June 30, 2015

The TOUR 200 course is 100% online, open to all majors, and a great 3-credit introduction to the travel and tourism field. Read more...
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David Anderson Honored By Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax

June 17, 2015

Professor Anderson received the Volunteer of the Year Award from this key Fairfax County community organization. Read more...
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Outstanding Students Named 2015 Presidential and Dean's Scholars

June 15, 2015

Exceptional doctoral students entering the PhD in Education program in Fall 2015 have been selected as Presidential and Dean's Scholars. Read more...
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Student Focus: McKenna Weipert, Events Management

June 15, 2015

The rising senior is taking full advantage of Mason opportunities with a two-month, study abroad internship in London this summer. Read more...
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Students Are Part of the Action, Helping Coordinate World Police & Fire Games

June 11, 2015

Tourism and sports management students are getting real-world experience (and jobs) at World Police & Fire Games. Read more...
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Student Focus: Rachael Wray, Therapeutic Recreation

June 8, 2015

Rising senior Rachael Wray is the first to complete the Geriatrics Integrative Care Service certificate at Inova Fairfax Hospital. Read more...
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Thank You Cam Video - RHT Graduation 2015!

May 16, 2015

Enjoy this video featuring graduates of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism!  Read More...

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Student Focus: Nicholas Allevato, Kinesiology

May 15, 2015

The college's faculty has selected 37 graduating students as Program Award Winners for outstanding achievement. Among them is Nicholas Allevato, a senior with a passion to serve. Read more...
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Mason Student Researchers Verify Loudoun’s Thirst for a Craft Beer Trail

May 13, 2015

Is Loudoun County fit to be beer country? Mason students study viability of a craft beer trail in Loudoun. Read more...
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Graduation! Info, Photos, Videos for the Class of 2015

May 12, 2015

Enjoy graduation photos, thank you cam videos, and more on CEHD's Class of 2015 page. Read more...
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Getting Fit By Degrees: Mason's Exercise Science Program Expands

May 12, 2015

The master's degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion now offers two new concentrations — Wellness Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner. Read more...
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In the News: James Kozlowski

May 7, 2015

The May issue of Parks & Recreation features a column by James Kozlowski explaining coaches' liability issues during competition. Read more...
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Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro Receives 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from CEHD

May 5, 2015

The 2001 graduate is the executive director of the United States Tennis Association Mid-Atlantic Section. Read more...
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Charley Casserly to Teach 9-Day Leadership Course

April 22, 2015

The former Washington Redskins general manager will teach SRST 598: Professional Sports Leadership starting June 22 on the Fairfax campus. Read more...
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In the News: Maggie Daniels

April 20, 2015

A recent issue of The Northern Virginia Times newspaper features Maggie Daniels on tourism in the Prince William area. Read more...
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Disaster Training Prepares Mason Students for the "Big and Bad"

April 20, 2015

Mason students culminated six weeks of training with a full-on disaster scenario at the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Academy. Read more...
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In the News: Dominique Banville

April 16, 2015

The April 15 issue of The Connection newspapers features Dominique Banville on physical activity and school-aged children. Read more...
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SHAPE America Executive Announced as Convocation Speaker

April 8, 2015

E. Paul Roetert will be the featured speaker at the May 15 convocation ceremony for the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Read more...
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Walk, Run, Throw, or Putt for the Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship

April 7, 2015

Four wonderful community events will benefit the Kyle Wilson Memorial Scholarship, and you're invited! Read more...
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In the News: Mason's Concussion Research

April 3, 2015

An in-depth article in New York Magazine notes George Mason University's promising concussion research. Read more...
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Fitness Demos at the SMART Lab Open House, April 3

March 30, 2015

Visit the SMART Lab on April 3 for demos of its cutting-edge performance and fitness testing services. Read more...
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Vote for Student's A10 Video for George Mason

March 27, 2015

Wow, Taylor Brown, what a great video! Vote by March 29 for the impressive video produced by this Sport Management major and student athlete. Read more...
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Athletic Training Students Celebrate 100% Pass Rate

March 17, 2015

Earlier this month, nine seniors in the Athletic Training program found out that they had achieved a 100% first-time pass rate on the field's rigorous certification exam. Read more...
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CEHD Publishes Ten-Year Strategic Plan

March 2, 2015

The College of Education and Human Development recently published a strategic plan to guide the next decade's priorities. Read more...
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Jason Sturm Places 1st in Para-Bobsled for Team USA

February 24, 2015

In January, sophomore Jason Sturm won first place for Team USA in the first-ever Para-Bobsled World Cup in Igls, Austria. Read more...
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Think Summer! New Pool Management Course Now Available

February 20, 2015

A new three-day, three-credit course over spring break provides students with knowledge and certification in pool management. Read more...
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CEHD Faculty Books: 2013-14

February 18, 2015

Enjoy this roundup of books written or edited by faculty from the College of Education and Human Development. Read more...
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Student Focus: Anna White Maximizes Her Mason Experience

February 9, 2015

Anna White, a junior in the Tourism and Events Management program, makes the most of Mason with the help of online courses. Read more...
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Kinesiology Program Launches a New B.S. Degree

February 4, 2015

It’s official! “Kinesiology” at George Mason University is now its own degree. Read more...
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Best Course Ever? Cruise Ship Management

January 22, 2015

Seventeen George Mason students spent a part of their TOUR 480 course on a five-night cruise that sailed from Miami to the Cayman Islands. Read more...
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In the News: Charley Casserly

January 20, 2015

The George Mason faculty member and former Redskins general manager appears in Saturday's issue of the New York Post. Read more...
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Research on Youth Sports Physicals Appears in Pediatrics Journal

January 6, 2015

The January issue of Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, features research by Shane Caswell and other SRHT professors. Read more...