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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

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SPARK STEM Program Designed To Do Just That in Young Students

June 21, 2017

The best way to get and keep students interested in STEM programs is to engage them in hands-on learning, said Morgan Occhuizzo, assistant principal of Centreville Elementary School in Centreville, Va. That is why Occhuizzo is so excited about SPARK STEM, an interdisciplinary program for elementary school students and teachers developed by faculty at George Mason University, using a $125,000 grant from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...
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Twelve Mason LIFE Students Earn Certificate of Completion

June 19, 2017

Mason Learning into Future Environments, more commonly known as Mason LIFE, held a graduation ceremony for 12 of its students at the beginning of May. Read more...
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New Endowed Professorship Advances STEM Education

June 12, 2017

The College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University is pleased to announce the appointment of Erin Peters-Burton, PhD as the Donna R. and David E. Sterling Endowed Professor in Science Education. This new endowed professor position within the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University is supported by a generous gift from the Sterling family that will provide resources to advance STEM education in Virginia’s K-12 schools as well as nationally. Read more...
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Former Obama Administrator Joins Mason’s CEHD

June 7, 2017

Spiros Protopsaltis will join the faculty of the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) at George Mason University after serving as deputy assistant secretary for higher education and student financial aid at the U.S. Department of Education in the Obama administration. Protopsaltis will serve as visiting associate professor and as a fellow of the Center for Education Policy and Evaluation. Read more...
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Mason Alumnus is The Washington Post’s Principal of the Year

June 7, 2017

When Nathaniel Provencio became the first in his family to attend college, he felt a sense of obligation more than privilege. “I knew,” he said, “that if I was going to go to university, I needed to do something where I could give back to the community. Teaching is one of the best ways to do that.” ...excerpted from Mason News Read more...
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Education Honor Society Inducts Newest Members

June 5, 2017

The Nu Alpha Chapter of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society initiated 15 new members on May 9, 2017. The initiates represent six academic programs from within CEHD’s Graduate School of Education. They are now part of a network of 1.2 million members across 34 countries. Read more...
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Former Virginia Secretary of Education Anne Holton joins CEHD faculty

May 31, 2017

George Mason University is announcing that former Virginia Secretary of Education and former first lady Anne Holton will join the faculty as a visiting professor. ...excerpted from Mason News. Read more...
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CEHD Student Researchers present at Annual Symposium

May 31, 2017

The 2nd Annual CEHD Student Research Symposium featured more than 50 student presenters discussing a wide variety of topics from across CEHD’s programs. Read more...
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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...
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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...