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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.

College of Education and Human Development



CEHD Distinguished Alumnus of the Year

May 15, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Britt J. Davis, the 2017 College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Alumni recipient. Davis received the award at the April 26 Celebration of Distinction awards banquet hosted by Mason’s Alumni Association. He is a two-time graduate of George Mason University, graduating in 1991 with a bachelor of science degree in parks, recreation, and leisure studies and in 1996 with a master of public administration degree. Read more...

Dr. Kevin Clark to Be Awarded Inaugural Presidential Medal

May 8, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development’s Dr. Kevin Clark will be awarded the university’s first Alcalde Family Medal for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. Mason’s president, Dr. Ángel Cabrera, will present Dr. Clark with this medal on May 20 at the university’s Commencement ceremony. This newly-created award honors a faculty member who has made extraordinary contributions to advancing diversity and inclusion within the Mason community and beyond. Read more...

Panel discusses Opportunities, Challenges in Women’s Sport Leadership

April 24, 2017

To get more women in sports leadership roles, opportunities must increase and women in such positions must be willing to be role models and mentors. That was the takeaway of a panel discussion on women in sports leadership held on the Fairfax Campus. ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...

CEHD Partners with the Council of International Schools

April 17, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Council of International Schools (CIS). Mason is a Carnegie "highest research activity" (R1) institution that has been delivering quality master’s degree course work and licensure programs to international educators for 25 years. CIS, a global non-profit membership organization, provides services to primary and secondary schools, higher education institutions, and individuals committed to high quality, international education. Read more...

Where are all the black teachers?

March 30, 2017

Mason's Diana D'Amico, Robert Pawlewicz, Penelope Earley and doctoral candidate Adam McGeehan examined the racial composition of one public school district's teacher labor market and discovered that black applicants were significantly less likely than their white counterparts to receive job offers. They also found evidence of workforce segregation. More broadly, the authors call for researchers, policy makers and school leaders to examine hiring practices which may be symptomatic of broader institutional biases. ...excerpted from Harvard Educational Review Read more...

Education Leadership Online Orientation Program Earns Recognition from Online Learning Consortium

March 28, 2017

An orientation program for an online master’s degree in Education Leadership was recently recognized with an Effective Practice Award from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). Crafted by Anne-Marie Balzano, associate professor with the College of Education and Human Development, and Ying-Ying Kuo, instructional designer for the Office of Digital Learning, the orientation is designed to introduce new students to online learning and address concerns about technology and working virtually with their professors and peers. ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...

Sarah Nagro Receives 2017 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award

March 8, 2017

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) honored Dr.Sarah Nagro, assistant professor of special education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, with the 2017 AACTE Outstanding Dissertation Award for her study, The Effects of Guided Video Analysis on Teacher Candidates' Reflective Ability and Instructional Skills. The award was presented at the 69th AACTE Annual Meeting on March 4, in Tampa, Florida. Read more...

Super-Rewarding Program Gets on its Feet

March 7, 2017

Margaret Shachter’s feet are firmly planted on the ground. That is saying something because it wasn’t long ago the 75-year-old grandmother and retired religion teacher was having occasional trouble with her balance. Read more...

Videos Explore PDS Approach to Mentoring, Feedback

January 26, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development at Virginia’s George Mason University (GMU) and its professional development school (PDS) partners have established leadership teams to plan robust and personalized training programs for teacher candidates. The teams at the university and school sites work together to engage interns in well-rounded experiences, such as by involving them in local school activities, to help fulfill their individualized professional development plans.


Mason LIFE Program Makes a Lasting Impact for Adults with Disabilities

December 13, 2016

Down syndrome didn’t stop Sean Cross from pursuing his dreams of becoming a meteorologist. Cross, who completed George Mason University’s Mason LIFE program in May 2015, was recently featured in a social media campaign titled “Project: Just Like You.” Read more...