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.

Sport Management is an exciting field to work in because it offers a wide variety of career options and paths. It can be lucrative and exciting but it is also hard work. It is an industry with a bright employment outlook and one where a willingness to work hard can lead to bigger and better opportunities.

Well-trained, capable professionals enjoy careers in the sport industry that are as varied as the industry itself. 

Opportunities exist in private enterprises and commercial ventures including professional teams and leagues, sport agencies specializing in sport marketing, sponsorship, athlete representation, and venue and event management; also, in government or public employment settings, including community, interscholastic or intercollegiate sport; and, in non- profit or voluntary agencies, including amateur sports organizations, federations, conferences, and associations.

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

Sample Positions in Sport Management

  • General Manager
  • Athletic Director
  • League Commissioner
  • Foundation Director
  • Sport Marketer
  • External Relations
  • Ticket Sales
  • Community Relations
  • Sports Information
  • Events Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Academic Advisor
  • Compliance Officer
  • Sports Agent

Sport Management Job Sites

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

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