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Department of
Sport and Recreation Management

Whether you’re getting in the game or an MVP, STHM will champion your career in sports and recreation.

Sport & Recreation At Temple University

Begin your career in this competitive, exciting industry with us.

At the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), we know that real-world experience paired with sport-industry business skills give our alumni a competitive advantage. As the leading provider of sport management talent in the Philadelphia area, we are dedicated to evolving our programs to provide innovative coursework that prepares our students to lead the industry and experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to hit the ground running after graduation.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer an innovative curriculum taught by faculty at the forefront of sport industry research and experience so you can start immediately making an impact in the exciting sport industry. Beyond the classroom, our school provides students with the resources and path to succeed through our industry-specific Center for Professional Development and school-specific Center for Student Services.

This program prepares students for professional careers in the sport management industry. New and experienced sport professionals will develop and grow their skills to pursue the endless sport industry opportunities such as professional sports, college athletics, public recreation and park agencies, Olympic athletics youth sport agencies, campus services, private and commercial sport industry companies, and more! Take the first step towards your sport career. You’ll be glad you did.

Philadelphia:

Your Learning Laboratory

Philadelphia is a leader in the sport and recreation industry. STHM students are able to get more real-world experience and networking connections than any other school offering these programs.

6
Major
Sports Teams

85+

NCAA College Athletic Programs within 25 miles

300+

neighborhood parks, rec centers & playgrounds

600+

baseball, softball, football & soccer fields

380+

National and International Sporting Events Annually

STHM Programs

Explore our programs and find the right path for you.
Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

Prepare for success in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, professional sports, athletics, youth sport agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, corporate and industrial settings.

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Minors & Certificates

Students across Temple University can expand their major degree and expose themselves to the fast-paced world of sport, recreation, and event management through one of four minors and certificates.

Minor in Sport Management

Enhance your undergraduate studies at Temple University with exposure to courses that will prepare you for the fast-paced work of sport, recreation and leisure management.

Certificate in Sport Management

Customize your undergraduate studies at Temple University by gaining exposure to the sport, recreation and leisure industries.

Certificate in Sport Marketing

Customize your undergraduate studies at Temple University by gaining insight into the fast-paced world of sales, marketing and communications in sport.

Certificate in Event Leadership

Design your undergraduate studies at Temple University to prepare you to lead and succeed in the dynamic world of event planning and management.

Interested in earning a certificate or minor?
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Master's Programs
Master of Science in Sport Business

Take the next step and prepare for your dream career with a mid- to high- level management position in one of the largest, and most exciting industries in the United States.

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Executive Master of Science in Sport Business - 100% Online

This flexible, online master’s program is tailored to the needs of mid- and senior- level business professionals with 5+ years of industry experience.

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Doctorate Program
PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Tourism and Sport

Pursue advanced research, scholarship and pedagogy in preparation for a career in institutions of higher education through this PhD program. You will gain a comprehensive approach to addressing influencing factors in tourism and sport research.

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Sport Industry

Research Center

The Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) at Temple University is a leading voice in harnessing the power of sport for the good of communities, providing advanced research services and seeking to engage with all stakeholders in the sport industry to expand the definition of business success to include positive and measurable societal impacts

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Our Work

Contact Us

Dr. Daniel Funk
Director, Sport Industry Research Center
dfunk@temple.edu

Sport Events

Join us to learn more about the executive Master’s Degree in sport business
and STHM at an upcoming information session, webinar, or other special event.
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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Oct
30
STHM on the Road: Washington DC

Representatives from STHM will be in the DC-area to meet and greet prospective graduate students.

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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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Dr. Thilo Kunkel has made a powerful impact on the field of sport management. Earlier this year, Dr. Kunkel received the Research Fellow of the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM), an

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