College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University
Graduate School of Education - George Mason University

Our Graduate School of Education is the alma mater for one third of teachers and administrators in Northern Virginia’s world-class school systems. Each year, more than 3,000 graduate students enroll in our innovative academic programs, which include advanced study for teachers and school leaders, instructional design and technology, and a renowned PhD in Education program that is among the largest in the country.


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.

PhD, George Mason University
Assistant Professor
Athletic Training Education Program

Contact Information

Send email to Ms. Lacayo

Phone: (703) 993-4389
Fax: (703) 993-2025
Email: cparham (

George Mason University
Science and Technology Campus
Katherine G. Johnson Hall 208C
10890 George Mason Circle
MS 4E5
Manassas, VA 20110

Office Hours

By appointment


Candace S. Parham is a Certified Athletic Trainer and an Instructor of Athletic Training in the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism. Additionally, she assists with supervision of student clinical experiences. She earned her B.S. in Physical Education with a Concentration in Sports Medicine from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA; and her M.S. in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion from George Mason University. She has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels. In 2004, she was an Athletic Training intern for the Washington Mystics. She co-conducted a study on preparticipation physical examination requirements for secondary school athletes and presented the findings at the 2006 National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Symposia. Ms. Parham is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association.

Research Interests

  • Preparticipation Physical Examination Requirements for Secondary School Athletes