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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

Moving education innovation forward

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

Sport and recreation management is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States.


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 & Hospitality Management

Hospitality and tourism management is a trillion dollar industry in the United States.


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.

25
Full-time
Faculty
980+
Students Representing
20 Countries
5,000+
Alumni Connections
Globally

Education Beyond the Classroom

16,000+
Hotel Rooms
1,000+
Food Establishments
6 Major
Sports Teams
9 College and University
Athletics Programs
in Philadelphia

What's Happening At STHM

Upcoming Events You Won't Want To Miss:
Mar
10
Behind the Scenes: MS Travel and Tourism

Virtual

Join us for a unique opportunity to preview the inner workings of the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management’s distinguished Master of Science in Travel & Tourism

Mar
12
Inclusive Excellence: Strength and Strategies of Building Organizational Culture (Session 2)

Online via Zoom

Strength and Strategies of Building Organizational CultureAs our school sets a new course of action for innovative, engaging and impactful research, education and industry collaborations we begin implementation of our Strategic Plan. Successful implementation of that plan relies on the capacity and strength of every voice in our ranks.

Mar
16
Coffee Chat: MS in Hospitality Management

Online via Zoom

Join the School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) for a virtual coffee chat with current students in the MS in Hospitality Management program. This is a great opportunity to gain insight from students on their STHM experience, from coursework questions to their favorite lunch spot!

Recent News

The Tourism, Hospitality & Events Global Higher Education Leadership Summit 2021, aptly nicknamed T.H.E. Summit, will be held Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. The event is free and open to the public.


According to a new journal article published online in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, STHM faculty members Xiang (Robert) Li and Yang Yang rank among the world’s top 50 most productive scholars during the past 20 years in the areas of tourism and hospitality.