Three New Programs Offered at George Mason

Posted: June 15, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Patty Snellings

Managing a professional sports arena, assessing injuries of the hometown football team, or planning a conference for attendees from around the world are careers that can be explored through new academic programs at George Mason.

Beginning in the fall, the Department of Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources offers three new concentrations as part of its bachelor of science degree program. Students can specialize in sport management, athletic training, or tourism and events management, with classes offered at the Prince William and Fairfax Campuses. Facilities such as the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center and the Patriot Center serve as sites for internships and clinical rotations.

Sport management, a popular and rapidly growing academic specialty, prepares students for entry-level careers in the sport industry. The athletic training program, currently under review for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs, prepares students to function as members of health care teams in high schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

The university’s new program in tourism and events management offers a unique set of highly marketable skills to students interested in careers in an industry that ranks as the first or second economic indicator in 48 states.

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