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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


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...

Retiring CEHD Faculty Recognized with Emeritus Status

June 7, 2016

This year Mason's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) says farewell to five retiring faculty members, many of whom have been at this university for decades. Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Michael Behrmann, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Gary Galluzzo and Dr. Steve White, were all granted emeritus status based on their dedication and contribution to the strengthening and advancement of CEHD educational programs. Read more...

Dr. Amanda Caswell Receives Athletic Trainer Services Award

May 24, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Caswell, director of the Athletic Training program who has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients for her contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. Read more...

Kaitlin Romm Receives AKA National Scholar Master's Award

April 11, 2016

Congratulations to Kaitlin Romm who has been selected as an American Kinesiology Association (AKA) Masters Scholar for 2016. Kaitlin is a student in the Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion (EFHP) graduate program within the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. She is earning a Master’s of Science degree in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion which focuses on the role of physical activity in the promotion of health, fitness and quality of life. Read more...

Study Sport Management Abroad in Lugano, Switzerland - Summer 2016

February 22, 2016

Summer 2016, professor Craig Esherick, from the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism will teach a Sport Management course at Franklin University in Lugano, Switzerland as part of the George Mason University Mason Abroad program. .


Celebrating Black History in Sports

February 12, 2016

David K. Wiggins has spent his 36 years in higher education, first at Kansas State and now George Mason, researching and writing about the history of sport, especially regarding the interconnection among race, sport, and American culture.


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...

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...

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...

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...