Survey: Physical Activity & Lifestyle Behaviors of College Students

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  • As part of the College of Education and Human Development’s continuing efforts to support student research here at George Mason University, we are sharing this research study participation request:

    Good Afternoon,

    My colleagues and I are conducting a survey-based study (IRBNet#: 1787907-1) to understand the factors that are influencing physical activity and mental health in college students. This project is led by Ms. Susannah Taylor and Dr. Joel Martin, a researcher at George Mason University. We are conducting a study titled “Physical Activity & Lifestyle Behaviors of College Students”.

    We are reaching out to ask for your participation in the study by completing our survey. The survey will take approximately 20 to 25 minutes to complete. There are no costs to you or any other party. In order to complete the survey, you must be 18 years of age or older (or reached the age of consent in your country) in order to participate in this study. If you’d like to check for the age of consent in your country you can click on for more information.

    Your participation will help us better understand physical activity levels and the factors that influence students in the United States. For participating in the study, you will be entered in a drawing for 1 of 5 $25 Amazon e-gift cards.  The drawing will occur at the end of the study and you will be asked to provide your email to be entered.

    You can participate and complete the survey by clicking the link below:

    For more information about the study, you can contact Dr. Joel Martin (

    Thank you very much for your help,

    All the best,

    Ms. Susannah Taylor


    Virtual Tutoring Opportunity

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  • As part of their collaboration with CEHD, EduTutorVa is looking to hire current Mason students and alumni as paid virtual tutors for K-12 students this semester. If you are interested in providing tutoring for children and can spare three hours a week, contact Ward Othman for more details. For full consideration, apply by September 27, 2021.

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    Summer 2021 Dean’s List Announced

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  • Congratulations to the College of Education and Human Development students named to the Dean’s List for the summer 2021 semester!

    This honor is given to undergraduate students who have enrolled in at least six credits and have earned a GPA of 3.50 or higher for the semester.  These students were notified by an e-mail from Associate Dean Dr. Ellen Rodgers, but we wanted to acknowledge them publicly on the blog as they are exemplars of student success!  The College is proud to have such a long list of talented undergraduates!  We hope to see even more of you on the list next semester!

    Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners

    Danielle Azu

    Presley Julio

    Yessica Mejia Santos

    Hyeonjung Park

    Ramzia Popal

    Katie Raguindin

    Erica Ramirez Estrada

    Maria Torres

    Wendy Zeron

    Elementary Education

    Rachel Cameron

    Samreen Hashmi

    Janet Hodges

    Calvin Jennings

    Andrea Martinez Gonzalez

    Theresa Moulder

    Samar Said

    Brianna Smith

    Sofia Velasco

    Cecilia Yanes Trejo

    Sevval Yeter

    Health and Physical Education

    Carlos Guardado

    Julianna Norvell

    Robert Thompson

    Special Education

    Faye Alghofaily

    Jayme Cole

    Lucas Gillenwater

    Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources – Parks and Outdoor Recreation

    Christina Clark

    Clare Condon

    Maureen Kraus

    Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources – Sport Management

    Omar El Saeid

    Health, Fitness and Recreation Resources – Therapeutic Recreation

    Hina Choudhary

    Jessica Winkler

    Human Development and Family Science

    Natalie Alba

    Kamryn Armistead

    Maria Basnight

    Yornif Cudjoe

    Rosana Gomez Sanchez

    Adrian Hurdle

    Andreas Krawczak

    Katelyn Lowell

    Shannon Mulligan

    Monica Solorzano

    Tyler Theriault


    Omar Afifi

    Sean Amoah

    Rehan Anthony

    Jorge Arrate Garcia

    Sebastian Baytan

    Ana Beasley

    Anda Bruk

    Michael Bui

    Samantha Burgess

    Yoobin Chai

    Anqa Chowdhury

    Ronald Combs

    Kaitlin Corbett

    Megan Cummins

    Alex Denchi

    Alison Do

    Owen Donahue

    Brett Downs

    Omar El-Khodari

    Marlon Falconer

    Xavier Ferguson

    Steven Figueroa

    Trisha Fonseca

    Melena Futsum

    Julianne Gabitan

    Victoria Goldammer

    Zachary Gray

    Sean Grimm

    Denzel Hardison-Wright

    Najma Hashimi

    Juan Helguero Hazou

    Jaydon Jackson

    Kiara Jalali

    Benjamin Johnson

    Gurpreet Kaur

    Rohan Kumar

    Hannah Malhoyt

    Lara Malkawi

    Alyssa Mielke

    Seth Moellmer

    Alison Murphy

    Milan Nanayakkara

    Shorouq Njim

    Benjamin Oswalt

    Justin Jose Pagarigan

    Jacqueline Perdomo-Trejo

    Jordyn Renzi

    Robert Seoane

    Theresa Sherrill

    Tucker Spence

    Christopher Sullivan

    Taylor Thompson

    Gabrielle Torrijos

    Hong Tran

    Raechel Wahab

    Brianna Warman

    Kyia Williams

    Tourism and Events Management

    Marilyn Bell

    Justin Chiocchio

    Madison Kinsler

    Maya Mara

    Christina Morolla

    Jennifer Robinson

    Katherine Szczapa

    Kayla Tyson

    Jiemin Yang


    Two New Degree Names for SRTM

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  • Students in the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management (SRTM) will notice an exciting change for this fall. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) has approved two new degrees to replace SRTM’s Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources (HFRR) degree. The new degrees are Bachelor of Science (BS), Sport Management, and Bachelor of Science (BS), Recreation Management. Read on to see why this change is both simple and significant for CEHD students.

    Why would SRTM want to rename and divide the HFRR degree into the two new degrees?

    A desire for clarity and consistency with the industry lies at the heart of the change. According to Dr. Laurence Chalip, Director of the School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management, “The new degree titles are more descriptive of each specialization. The old title was somewhat unusual, so students and their families often did not fully appreciate or recognize what was being offered. The new degree titles are consistent with each specialization, and are in keeping with degree foci parents and students will see at other institutions, and with students’ career aspirations. So, the new titles should help students and their families better recognize the training that is being offered.”

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    Sport Management students

    Does this change affect current students?

    Students beginning their degree path in SRTM this fall have automatically been enrolled in the new degree programs. Continuing students currently enrolled in the HFRR degree program have the option to shift to the new Sport Management and Recreation Management bachelor’s degrees after consulting with their academic advisor. Because requirements for the old and new degrees are very similar, the shift from HFRR to a new Sport or Recreation Management BS should be seamless.

    What is the benefit to students?

    Name recognition. While SRTM is known for its cutting-edge curriculum and already enjoys close relationships within the industry, the name change is likely to further enhance student opportunities and graduate placement. The new degree names will represent SRTM graduates more precisely to potential employers and help graduates move more effectively into positions of leadership in the field.

    How do the new degree names align with SRTM’s goals?

    According to Dr. Chalip, “The School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management capitalizes fully on the unique skills and experience of its faculty as well as the many opportunities afforded by our outstanding location in the Washington metro area. We work tirelessly to assure that our students are among the best prepared in the nation. The new degrees recognize the quality and opportunities that our programs deliver.”


    PEREC Recruiting Environmental Field Interpreters

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  • Mason’s Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center’s (PEREC) Field Interpreter team is recruiting students to join their team in delivering award-winning Watershed Education Programs in local parks.  Mason students will engage 7th graders in Chesapeake Bay related activities including collecting and identifying stream organisms, testing water quality-chemistry, assessing biodiversity, watershed and habitat characteristics at Burke Lake, and Lake Accotink in Springfield.  This is a tremendous way to enhance science communication skills while working with with a fun team. Training is provided, background checks required.

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    Work Hours: Weekdays mid- Sept. – Oct. 8:30am – 1:30pm, students work on days they are available.


    Must have at least 1 weekday available (more preferred) from 8:30am-1:30pm.

    Interest in engaging youth in hands-on, outdoor environmental activities 

    Environmental Enthusiam

    Students must provide transportation to local parks. Carpooling is encouraged.

    Grads: $15/hr

    Undergrads $13/hr


    Tues. Sept. 7th 1pm OR  Tues. Sept. 7th 4:30pm

    FIELD TRAINING: Friday Sept. 10th. 8:00am -12:00pm Burke Lake Marina. 7315 Ox Rd, Fairfax Station, VA 22039

    For the Orientation Zoom Link:  Email Program Manager Matt Helfinstein and Dr. Smith 

    Any questions, please email Matt Helfinstein and Dr. Smith.

    If you know the days that you will have available please email us those as well.  Matt will follow up with questions.