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.

Tourism and Events Management students qualify for leadership, programming, and management positions in:

  • Resorts
  • Hotels
  • Destination marketing organizations
  • Meeting/conference planning
  • Festival management
  • Event planning
  • Wedding planning
  • Tour operations
  • Visitor services
  • Cruise ships
  • Entertainment venues
  • Cultural attractions
  • Eco-tourism operations
  • Research and consulting

Tourism and Events Management careers develop along many paths and provide numerous opportunities along the way. 

All Mason students have access to career guidance and resources through University Career Services. Assistance is available in career research and decision-making, internships, Co-op, part-time employment, job search or graduate school preparation, and full-time employment of qualified candidates.

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

There's more to Tourism and Events Management than most people realize …