Sport and Recreation

Overview of Sport and Recreation

Careers in the field of Sport and Recreation promote physical fitness, social and psychological well-being as well as healthy nutrition. 

A day in the life of an Athletic Trainer.

Get details on the salary and job security of these Sport and Recreation careers: 

Get Career Ready for Sport and Recreation

Find out what it takes to land a career in Sport and Recreation

Career Readiness Equation
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Earn a Degree

Earn Degree

To work in the field of Sport and Recreation, it is recommended to have a strong background in science, health, or business. Degree information can be found in the Mason Catalog.   

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Gain Experiences

Gain Experiences

Employers expect at least six to twelve months of related experience to be competitive for full-time positions. Gain experience while you are a student at Mason.

Here are the types of experiences most valued by Sport and Recreation employers, and where to find them: 



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Market Yourself

Market Yourself

It is important for you to be able to clearly communicate the knowledge, skills and experiences you have gained in and outside of the classroom.

Get ideas on how to showcase your qualifications to Sport and Recreation employers from the resume samples below:


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Career Ready

Career Ready


Career ready Mason grads have gone on to work for sport and recreation employers, such as: 


George Mason Athletics 

Fairfax County Public Schools

Monumental Sports & Entertainment 

Washington Nationals

CACI National Inc

Georgetown University

Potomac River Running

University of Pennsylvania 



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Join the sport and recreation community

Get involved with academic and professional Sport and Recreation groups to grow your network while you're still a student.