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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The mission of the Sport and Recreation Studies program is to enrich people’s lives by promoting excellence in the delivery of recreation and leisure services.

With concentrations in recreation administration, sport and leisure studies, sport management, and individualized study in sport, recreation, and tourism, the MS in Sport and Recreation Studies meets the growing need for professionals and academics. This degree prepares students as professionals who will more adequately serve the industry and their communities, and students who wish to pursue advanced study through doctoral programs in these disciplinary areas, leading to employment (and contributions) in academe. This program offers the traditional research masters' thesis option and the option of an applied research project linked to a professional setting or internship.

The Sport Management Graduate Certificate with concentrations in Sport Coaching and International Sport Management may be taken in conjunction with the MS SRST degree or as standalone options.

Sports and Recreation Studies Core Courses (18 credits)

Students are required to take a set of four courses that will provide grounding in historical and sociocultural foundations; research methods and statistics; ethical and legal issues; and leadership perspectives. In addition, all students will complete a seminar, and either a capstone thesis or project/internship specific to their concentration.

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Select a Concentration (12 credits)

Students complete the requirements for one of the concentrations below.

Concentration in Recreation Administration (12 hours)More Less

Choose 6 credits from the following.

Note: Other courses may be selected with advisor approval.

Total: 12 credits

Concentration in Sport and Leisure Studies (12 credits)More Less

Choose 6 credits from the following.

Note: Other courses may be selected with advisor approval.

Total: 12 credits

Concentration in Sport Management (12 credits)More Less

Choose 3 credits from the following.

Note: Other courses may be selected with advisor approval.

Total: 12 credits

Concentration in Individualized Study in Sport, Recreation, and Tourism (12 credits)More Less

With advisor approval, select 4 three credit courses within the university that form an integrated program of study.

Total: 12 credits