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Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


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 Student News


First Full-time Female Division I College Football Coach has Mason Roots

October 8, 2018

When Callie Brownson became quality control coach for Dartmouth’s football team, she had no idea she was making history as the first full-time female Division I football coach. Even now, after all the attention, including stories by the Associated Press, Sports Illustrated and The Washington Post, Brownson said the whirlwind is still difficult to believe. “To me, it was kind of crazy there hadn’t been another female coach at this level,” she said. That Brownson was the first did not surprise those who knew her at George Mason University, from where she graduated in 2016 with a degree in Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources. Read more...

Mason’s Kate Dunn is a Pioneer for Women Football Coaches

May 3, 2018

George Mason University’s Kate Dunn had just begun high school when she first realized that coaching football was what she was always meant to do. Her passion for the game runs deep. “I love the teamwork and the dedication that is required,” she said, “and that you never know everything. You can always get better.” Dunn joined a panel of accomplished women who coached men in sports during the “Breaking Gender Roles: Women Coaching Men” Symposium on April 18, hosted by Mason’s Division of Sport, Recreation and Tourism and the Center for Sport Management. Read more...

Brian Negron and Johnny Gomez Named to 2018 EIVA All-Academic Team

April 21, 2018

Senior Brian Negron (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) and graduate student Johnny Gomez (Indialantic, Fla.) represent George Mason on the 2018 EIVA All-Academic team and mark the third time in the last four years the Patriots have had multiple players on the list. The list has 19 players and the Patriots are one of five teams to have multiple players selected. Read more...

Mason Students Volunteer at Paralympic Games in South Korea

March 27, 2018

The power of sport is what Jiordan Carter says she’ll remember most about being in South Korea, attending the Winter Olympic Games and volunteering for the Paralympics in PyeongChang, as part of George Mason University’s inaugural Olympic Study Abroad Program. “Being able to go to the Olympics was amazing,” said Carter, a junior sport management major. “I love that sports can bring people together from all walks of life. I wanted to be able to work in an industry that all people can relate to and enjoy.” Read more...

Patriot Player Keeps Hometown Troubles at Forefront

November 8, 2017

For Jaire Grayer, the best thing about this year’s Fresh Flint Festival was the smiles on the children’s faces. The George Mason University junior, a starting guard on the Patriots men’s basketball team, ran a shooting clinic at the April event in Flint, Michigan. Read more...

Abigail Solis, just one of the guys at Redskins camp

September 8, 2016

What surprised Abigail Solis most about her internship as an athletic trainer with the NFL’s Washington Redskins was how the players seemed so down to earth. Read more...

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...

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. .


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Congratulations Winter Graduates!

December 19, 2014

More than 3,700 degrees were presented at George Mason's winter graduation ceremonies. Read more...

Student Spotlight: Taylor Brown

December 15, 2014

Junior basketball standout Taylor Brown is also making her mark in the classroom and behind the camera. Read more...

Team Mason to Honor SRHT Alumnus at Softball Tournament

August 29, 2014

The Kyle Wilson Memorial Softball Tournament this Sunday, August 31, honors an alumnus of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism. Read more...

Athletic Training Student Receives NATA Foundation Academic Scholarship

September 24, 2014

Senior Cheryl Hairston has been awarded the first NATA Foundation academic scholarship ever received by a George Mason University student. Read more...

One- and Two-Credit Physical Activity Courses Are the Perfect Fit

July 2, 2014

Physical activity courses introduce fun and fitness to students' busy schedules. Read more...

Eco-Tourism Students Research the Use of Local Food at Conferences

June 19, 2014

Students in Tour 312 conduct research on how conference planners can go "green" by using local food producers. Read more...

Thank You Cam Videos - RHT Graduation 2014

May 17, 2014

Enjoy these videos from graduates of the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism!  Read More...


Congratulations to Winter 2013 Graduates!

December 20, 2013

The faculty and staff of the College of Education and Human Development send all best wishes to the Winter 2013 graduates. Read More...


Postcards from the Field: An Internship With the Gravely Seadogs

November 12, 2013

Katie Cusson was a student teacher at an elementary school, an experience that confirmed her interest in becoming a physical education teacher. Read More...


Mason Students Pass Rigorous Board Exam for Athletic Trainers

November 21, 2013

The Athletic Training Education program at George Mason University announced that nine seniors passed the national Board of Certification examination last week. Read More...


Postcards from the Field: An Internship With the Washington Redskins

November 12, 2013

Olivia Mershon is a senior Sport Management major who provides an inside look at her sought-after internship with the Washington Redskins. Read More...


Students Win Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association Scholarship

October 4, 2013

Congratulations to Linda Tran Koontz and Nhu Nguyen, winners of the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association scholarship. Read More...


Postcards from the Field: A Career in College Athletics

October 4, 2013

Dylan Herbert is a recent Mason graduate whose sport management internship inspired him to pursue a career in college athletics fundraising. Read More...


Athletic Scholarship Brings Track Star to Mason to Study in RHT

October 3, 2013

Daianna Barron is pursuing her dreams, which includes competing on Mason's track team and graduating with a degree in tourism and events management. Read More...


Postcards from the Field: A Marine Sergeant Zeroes in on a New Career

September 30, 2013

Frank Ellin, a former Marine sergeant, writes about exploring a new career in the field of events management. Read More...


Postcards from the Field: An Internship at ESPN Wide World of Sports

September 27, 2013

Kristen Zimmerman writes about her experience at ESPN Wide World of Sports, an internship that was part of her studies in international sport management. Read More...


David Verburg Wins Gold at World Athletics Championships in Moscow

August 28, 2013

David Verburg, a senior majoring in Sport Management, ran the lead leg in Team USA's gold medal win of the Men's 4x400 meters final in Moscow.  Read More...


Postcards from the Field: Gaining New Perspective With Wounded Warriors

May 29, 2013

Nicole Clark writes from the heart about her student internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, undertaken as part of her Kinesiology major. Read More...


Kinesiology Student Receives Award for Research in Prostheses at Walter Reed

May 23, 2013

Casey Wilkison is the recipient of this year's award for Outstanding Student in Kinesiology for her undergraduate research in prostheses. Read More...


Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

May 20, 2013

Congratulations to the Class of 2013! Enjoy photos from the weekend's celebrations as they are added to Facebook. Read More...


Postcards from the Field: My Pre-Med Internship at NIH

May 15, 2013

Graduating senior Beenish Butt writes about her 600-hour internship at NIH, part of her Therapeutic Recreation major and confirmation of her medical school dreams. Read More...


Class of 2013 Graduating Students to Receive Academic Program Awards

May 14, 2013

Congratulations to more than 40 students from the College of Education and Human Development who will be honored for academic excellence during this weekend's graduation ceremonies! Read More...