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Education that Drives
Experience

At the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, our experience-driven education goes beyond the classroom into the city of Philadelphia and the world innovating the industry and moving it forward.

Industry Partners

Partner with STHM through customized educational programs,
inventive consulting projects, finding creative new talent and more.

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Future Students

Discover how an STHM education opens you up to a world of opportunity in growing, exciting industries.

Undergraduate Graduate

Twenty years innovating education

Established in 1998, The School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) has a distinguished tradition
preparing leaders in the sport, recreation, tourism and hospitality industries. Our innovative approach to learning
combined with our location in the heart of Philadelphia fosters transformational education experiences.

Real-World Impact

Connected to Industry

Personalized Approach

Your Work Experience Starts Here

7 Programs. Infinite Possibilities.

A degree from STHM unlocks a world of endless possibility. Enhance the game-day experience with a career in sports management or curate a one-of-a-kind experience in a restaurant or hotel. See where your career can take you.

Sport & Recreation Management

The sport and recreation industry is one of the largest in the United States — accounting for more than $60 billion in spending a year.


Take the next step toward your rewarding future in sport management:

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Larry Meli

"It goes beyond basketball . . . It's all about the fan
experience and being great community ambassadors.
Every day, we strive to come up with memorable and
unique experiences for our fans."

- Larry Meli
President of Delaware Blue Coats
'94 STHM Grad

Take the next step toward your rewarding future in sport management:

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Tourism and Hospitality Management

Hospitality and tourism is the world's largest and fastest-growing industry — hitting close to $1.6 trillion in bookings in 2017.


Take the next step toward your rewarding future in sport management:

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Giovanna Slaughter

"As this industry evolves, people are paying for
experiences not things. Trying to figure out how we work
ourselves into the way people are thinking about travel
is how we stay one step ahead of the game."

- Giovanna Slaughter
Director of Sales and Marketing, Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
'06 STHM Grad

Innovate guest experiences in this exciting, creative industry:

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Why Study at STHM

Experience the STHM Difference.

Learn alongside a diverse student body and connect with industry leaders and professionals
around the historic city of Philadelphia and the world.

28
World-class
Faculty
66
Local & Global
businesses visited
campus last year
1,100
Students Representing
19 Countries
1998
Year STHM Was
Established
4,000+
Alumni Connections
Globally

Robust Philadelphia Industry

16,000+
Hotel Rooms
1,000+
Restaurants
6 Major
Sports Teams
85+ NCAA College
Athletics Programs
(within 25 miles)

Education Beyond the Classroom

Through our curriculum, you'll experience Philadelphia:
a thriving city for sport, hospitality and tourism.

6th
Largest City in the
United States
2nd
Ranked "Best Places to Visit in the U.S."
—U.S. News & World Report

What's Happening At STHM

Upcoming Events You Won't Want To Miss:
Oct
19
Fall Friday

Sit one-on-one with the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment to gain insight into the admissions process, get a behind the scenes tour, and learn more about STHM graduate programs.

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Oct
23
STHM on the Road: Lehigh Valley

Representatives from STHM will be in the Lehigh Valley to meet and greet prospective graduate students.

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Oct
30
Executive in Residence: Nick Bayer, Saxbys

Discover the story behind Saxbys CEO & Founder, Nick Bayer and how he transformed the coffee business.

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Recent News

For as long as Tyler Oliveti can remember, sports were a huge part of his household back in Northeast Philadelphia. His father is an avid Phillies fan and his mother loved the Broad Street Bullies.

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Two notable Philadelphia organizations in the tourism and hospitality industry, the PHL Diversity sector of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Greater Philadelphia Hotel

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