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.

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A significant advantage of George Mason’s Sport Management program is the opportunity to gain practical experience, hone necessary skills, and build practitioner networks through field experiences. The Sport Management program requires participation in field experiences. At the undergraduate level, a 3 credit hour field experience, and a 12 credit hour Sport Management internship are required.

Practical experience can be gained in any number of positions in the sport industry, including but not limited to sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management.

In each of these varied positions, the application of a variety of skills is necessary to meet the challenges of employment in sport enterprises. Additionally, building practitioner networks through contacts made during your internship can prove valuable in your career.

Sport Management field experiences for George Mason interns have included the United States Olympic Committee, Greater Washington Sports Alliance, NFL Players Association, Washington Redskins, Capitals, Wizards, Nationals, Mystics, Glory, DC United, Pittsburgh Pirates, Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Sixers, Cleveland Cavaliers, Octagon Worldwide, Potomac Nationals, Bowie Baysox, Verizon Center, Eagle Bank Arena, and George Mason Intercollegiate Athletics among many others.

The Sport Managmeent Internship Coordinator is Craig Esherick, you can contact him at

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