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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.

Counseling Licensure Post-Master's Graduate Certificate

Students individually tailor their coursework with an advisor to meet licensure requirements and career goals.

This 15-credit certificate is designed for individuals who possess a master’s degree in counseling or a highly-related field and seek 15 credits of post-graduate coursework to meet licensure requirements as a Virginia School Counselor or Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor. Applicants with a master’s degree outside of counseling who would like to meet licensure requirements as a Virginia Licensed Professional Counselor must verify course equivalency with the Virginia Board of Counseling (see Board of Counseling content area list at (see Board of Counseling content area list at http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/counseling/). Applicants with more than seven courses to take to meet the course content requirements for licensure, must apply to one of our master's degree programs.

Once accepted into the post master’s graduate certificate program, students individually tailor their coursework with an advisor to meet licensure requirements and may enroll for the courses listed above or other core program courses as needed.

Students must successfully complete (pass) a minimum of 9 Counseling and Development credits prior to enrolling in practicum or internship.

Virginia School Counselor (choose 15 credits from the following)

Licensed Professional Counselor (choose 15 credits from the following)

Total: 15 credits


Once accepted into the post master's graduate certificate program, students individually tailor their coursework with an advisor to meet licensure requirements and may enroll for the courses listed above or other core program courses as needed.