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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.

Contact Information

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Phone: (703) 993-9914
Fax: (703) 993-2025
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George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Katherine G. Johnson Hall 224
10890 George Mason Circle
MS 4E5
Manassas, VA 20110


Dr. Caswell is an Associate Professor and Program Director of the CAATE accredited Athletic Training at George Mason University.  As an educator, she has over 20 year of experience with athletic training education and is passionate about developing healthcare professional leaders.  She has successfully led athletic training programs through accreditation and serves as a site visitor for the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  She has been a leader in the Commonwealth by previously serving as the president of the Virginia Athletic Trainers’ Association and has presented pedagogical and clinical practice techniques at state and national conferences.  As a board certified athletic training clinician, she has practiced for 13 years in a variety of setting including rehabilitation clinics, secondary schools, and NCAA Division I and II institutions.   


Her research interest include an evidence-based approach to recognizing, managing and preventing youth and scholastic athletes.  She has been an investigator on the innovative collaboration between George Mason University and the Prince William County Public Schools (ACHIEVES Project) which has become an exemplar model within Virginia and the nation for how public school systems can improve sport safety through educational interventions and injury surveillance.


Research Interests

  • Youth sport injury recognition, management and prevention
  • Athletic training education pedagogy

Recent Publications

Hallsmith KE, Ambegaonkar JP, Caswell A.M., Cortes N, Parham C, Kerr, Z., Broshek, D, & Caswell SV. (2018). School Teachers and Administrators differ in their perceptions of concussions, management, and implementation of return-to-learn (RTL) guidelines Journal of School Health

Kerr Z., Cortes, N, Caswell, A. M., Ambegaonkar, J. P., Hallsmith, K. R., Milbert, F. & Caswell, S.V. (2017) Concussion rates in United States middle school athletes American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 53(6) 914-918.

Caswell, S., Cortes, N., Chabolla, M., Ambegaonkar, J., Caswell, A., & Brenner, J. (2015) Preparticipation Physical Evaluation Policies and Cardiovascular Screening Differ Among States. Pediatrics.  135(1), 26-32.