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 - BS concentration - Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources

Professional preparation develops capable Sport Management specialists able to apply creative communication, leadership, and managerial skills in an array of positions in the sport industry, including sales, marketing, public relations, operations, facilities, and event management.

The BS in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources with a concentration in Sport Management enhances the professional development of liberal arts-educated students, thereby preparing them to assume entry-level managerial positions in the $300 billion sport industry, including private enterprises, government or public employment sectors, nonprofit or voluntary agencies, and commercial sport ventures.

Preparation in sport marketing, finance, ethics, law, operations, planning, and program leadership fosters the skills that enhance students’ acquisition and advancement in sport management careers. An integral part of the program is the opportunity to complete two field experiences in sport organizations.

In addition to George Mason University Mason Core requirements, the Sport Management concentration includes 66 credit hours of required courses based upon the NASSM content standards for Sport Management. The additional 17 credit hours of elective course credits allow students to incorporate one of any number of minor programs that may enhance their professional preparation.

Course Work

Mason Core Requirements (37 credits)

  • Written communication (6)
  • Oral communication (3)
  • Information technology (3)
  • Quantitative reasoning (3) Must take STAT 250
  • Literature (3)
  • Arts (3)
  • Western civilization (3)
  • Social and behavioral science (3)
  • Global understanding (3)
  • Natural science (7)
  • Synthesis/Capstone, met by SPMT 490, a program requirement

Professional Sequence (57 credits)

Guided Electives (9 credits)

Choose 9 credits from the following:

Electives (17 credits)

Choose an additional 17 credits from the university catalog.

Total: 120 credits

Consult the current George Mason University catalog for descriptions of courses and degree requirements. Students will be cleared for graduation using the degree requirements for the catalog year they matriculated into the SPMT concentration.