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.

Recreation Management students, with the knowledge gained from these nationally-accredited programs, are prepared to pursue a wide range of professional careers and to assume leadership roles in public, private, commercial, and non-profit organizations.

Recreation Management Careers

Therapeutic Recreation

  • Therapeutic Recreation (TR)
  • Therapeutic Recreation (TR) Specialist
  • Senior Center Activities Director
  • Community Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator
  • Clinical Therapeutic Recreation Specialist
  • School Inclusion Coordinator
  • Corrections Recreation Director
  • Special Olympics Coach
  • Residential Recreation Counselor
  • Therapeutic Horseback Riding Specialist
  • Community Inclusion Officer
  • Grant Writer
  • Aquatics Instructor for Individuals with Disabilities
  • At-Risk Youth Counselor
  • Research Specialist
  • Community Services Director
  • Leisure Educator

Parks and Outdoor Recreation

  • National or State Park Naturalist
  • Visitor Services Supervisor
  • Military Recreation Programmer
  • Park Ranger
  • Public Recreation Director
  • Meeting and Special Events Coordinator
  • Camp Administrator
  • Cruise Ship Activity Specialist
  • Intramural Recreation and Sports Director
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • University Life Director
  • Ecotourism Guide
  • Golf Course and Sport Facility Manager
  • Corporate Fitness and Aquatics Director
  • Community and Park Planner
  • Research and Grants Specialist

All Mason students have access to career guidance and resources through University Career Services. Assistance is available in:

  • career research and decision-making
  • internships, Co-op, and part-time employment
  • job search or graduate school preparation
  • full-time employment of qualified candidates

Click here for contact information for the SRHT Career Services Liaison.