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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 News

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You're Invited! The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture

August 22, 2016

CEHD and George Mason University Alumni can enjoy several "signature" University-wide events every year to welcome our Alumni back to campus. This fall, you're invited to The Color of My Writing: Reflections on Race, Sport, and American Culture presentation by Dr. David Wiggins. Read more...
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In Memoriam: Mark Spikell, Prominent Mathematics Education Scholar and Mason Professor

August 22, 2016

The George Mason University community is saddened to note the death of Mark Aaron Spikell, who served as a visionary faculty member in the Graduate School of Education for 25 years prior to his retirement in 2004, when he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Education. Spikell passed away on August 12, 2016, at the age of 75 in his apartment at Sunrise Assisted Living in Fairfax, Virginia. Read more...
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Dr. Dominique Banville Named NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

July 14, 2016

Dr. Dominique Banville, associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development, has been chosen as George Mason's next NCAA faculty athletic representative. Read more...
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CEHD Alumnus Michael Suppa Receives Alexandria’s 40 Under 40 Award

July 13, 2016

The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce announced that Michael Suppa, a CEHD Transformative Teaching graduate, will receive a 2016 40 Under 40 award. He was one of 40 recipients chosen from over 200 nominations. Read more...
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David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey Win Best Edited Collection for "D.C. Sports"

June 9, 2016

David K. Wiggins and Chris Elzey received the North American Society for Sport History (NASSH) award for the Best Edited Collection for their book, DC Sports: The Nation’s Capital at Play. The anthology explores the multi-faceted ways in which sport, both amateur and professional, female and male, forms an important part of urban life. It addresses race, class, and gender in addition to ‘fandom, the power of the press, and politics.’ Read more...
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Retiring CEHD Faculty Recognized with Emeritus Status

June 7, 2016

This year Mason's College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) says farewell to five retiring faculty members, many of whom have been at this university for decades. Dr. David Anderson, Dr. Michael Behrmann, Dr. Susan Burns, Dr. Gary Galluzzo and Dr. Steve White, were all granted emeritus status based on their dedication and contribution to the strengthening and advancement of CEHD educational programs. Read more...
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Multidisciplinary Self-Study of Teaching Goes to Korea

May 26, 2016

What happens when you gather a group of faculty from various disciplines to study their teaching practice? That’s exactly what Dr. Anastasia Samaras, a pedagogical scholar and self-study research methodologist from the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University, did at the Mason Korea campus and also at four other universities in Korea during her awarded spring study leave. Read more...
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Dr. Amanda Caswell Receives Athletic Trainer Services Award

May 24, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Amanda Caswell, director of the Athletic Training program who has been selected as one of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) 2016 Athletic Trainer Service Award recipients for her contributions to the athletic training profession as a volunteer at the local and state levels. Read more...
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Sharon Plante Wins GMU Alumni Award

May 5, 2016

Congratulations to Sharon LePage Plante winner of a George Mason University 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Education and Human Development. She speaks to GMU's graduating class on May 14. Read more...