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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

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Therapeutic Recreation Alums Making a Positive Impact with Innovative Dementia Programs in the Fairfax Community

May 31, 2017

Vivian Coda and Rachael Wray are both graduates of the Therapeutic Recreation program at George Mason. Vivian and Rachael, both Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists (CTRSs), work at Insight Memory Care Center, an adult day facility for individuals diagnosed with dementia. Read more...
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CEHD Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Britt J. Davis, the 2017 College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Alumni recipient. Davis received the award at the April 26 Celebration of Distinction awards banquet hosted by Mason’s Alumni Association. He is a two-time graduate of George Mason University, graduating in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in parks, recreation, and leisure studies and in 1996 with a master of public administration degree. Read more...
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Panel discusses Opportunities, Challenges in Women’s Sport Leadership

April 24, 2017

To get more women in sports leadership roles, opportunities must increase and women in such positions must be willing to be role models and mentors. That was the takeaway of a panel discussion on women in sports leadership held on the Fairfax Campus. ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...
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Super-Rewarding Program Gets on its Feet

March 7, 2017

Margaret Shachter’s feet are firmly planted on the ground. That is saying something because it wasn’t long ago the 75-year-old grandmother and retired religion teacher was having occasional trouble with her balance. Read more...
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Nelson Cortes Receives Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award

November 22, 2016

University researchers are tackling tough problems. Three of Mason’s standout researchers, Nelson Cortes, Wilsaan Joiner, and Danielle Rudes, have earned the university’s 2015-16 Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator awards. Read more...
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Mason's Brightest Star Is in CEHD

November 1, 2016

When George Mason University’s School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) underwent a structural change, it caused some growing pains for the faculty and staff. But when Lindsey Olson arrived in April 2013 as administrative assistant, she was a “ray of sunshine that emerged from the darkness,” said Maggie Daniels, associate professor and academic program coordinator. Read more...
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You're Invited! The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture

August 22, 2016

CEHD and George Mason University Alumni can enjoy several "signature" University-wide events every year to welcome our Alumni back to campus. This fall, you're invited to The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture presentation by Dr. David Wiggins. Read more...
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First Student to Complete Coaching Minor Prepares for Career in International Sports Coaching

August 8, 2016

George Mason University student E’Yad Al’Taha will be celebrating two significant accomplishments this December: he will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and he will be the first graduate to complete the new minor in coaching. Read more...
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Dr. Dominique Banville Named NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

July 14, 2016

Dr. Dominique Banville, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has been chosen as George Mason's next NCAA faculty athletic representative. Read more...
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David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey Win Best Edited Collection for "D.C. Sports"

June 9, 2016

David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey received the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) award for the Best Edited Collection for their book, DC Sports: The Nation’s Capital at Play. The anthology explores the multi-faceted ways in which sport, both amateur and professional, female and male, forms an important part of urban life. It addresses race, class, and gender in addition to ‘fandom, the power of the press, and politics.’ Read more...