College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University


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.

CEHD’s research portfolio continues to expand at a rapid pace, with externally funded projects that address some of the most complex issues of our time.

The college’s innovative research and pace of performance has resulted in a research portfolio that has grown dramatically compared to peer institutions, with annual expenditures exceeding $16 million annually. This research of consequence, undertaken by faculty in both schools, advances knowledge in the learning and developmental sciences, benefiting the greater community in Virginia and beyond.

Our strategic goals for research:

  • Elevate Research - Enhance the scope and depth of CEHD’s research and scholarly activities while also doubling externally funded research expenditures.

  • Research of Consequence - focusing on problems and outcomes of high consequence.

  • Global Learning Platform - Expand the number, scope, and strength of CEHD’s portfolio of international partners.