School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - 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.

The video game industry is expected to grow to $70 billion by 2016. A large chunk of that industry is sports related, with companies like EA Sports, Microsoft, Nintendo, and independent developers producing and marketing some of the most popular games around.

This minor is offered jointly with Computer Game Design. It offers academic preparation in an industry that has seen rapid expansion in the sale, design, and production of sport-related games around the world. The required courses provide students with a foundational overview of the sports industry, the sport management academic discipline, and computer game design. Students can complement that knowledge with the selection of courses in these two disciplines that meet their individual interests.

Required Courses (6 credits)

Electives (12 credits)

Choose four courses (must be at least one in each discipline)

Total Credits: 18

2017-2018 Sport and Computer Game Design Minor Advising Sheet

Note: Eight credits of coursework must be unique to minor.

For more information about this minor, contact:

Craig Esherick
Phone: 703-993-9922
Science & Technology Campus (PW) Katherine G. Johnson Hall 201G