Division of Sport, Recreation and Tourism
The Division of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism features outstanding academic programs and centers of research excellence that support a wide range of vibrant sport, leisure, and business service industries and organizations. Undergraduate students can earn a bachelor's degree in Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Sport Management, or Tourism and Events Management. Graduate students can pursue their scholarly interests at the master's degree level in Sport and Recreation Studies or, through an innovative partnership with the School of Management, earn an MBA in Tourism and Events Management.
The Center for Sport Management and the Academy of International Sport add important dimensions to the division's disciplinary contributions and to the university's community and international impacts.
Internationally renowned and richly diverse faculty, cutting-edge curricula innovations, committed industry and community partners, and dedicated students combine in the Division of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism to set George Mason University apart as a leading institution of higher education and global leadership in these life-enriching and economically important disciplines and professions.
Interim Division Director: Dr. Laurence Chalip
- Recreation Management Program: Dr. Brenda Wiggins
- Sport and Recreation Studies Program: Dr. Pierre Rodgers and Dr. Brenda Wiggins
- Sport Managment Program: Craig Esherick
- Tourism and Events Management Program: Dr. Sue Slocum and Dr. Shawn Lee