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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 & 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.

23
Full-time
Faculty
53
Local & Global
businesses visited
campus in 2016-2017
1,100
Students Representing
19 Countries
1998
Year STHM Was
Established
4,400+
Alumni Connections
Globally

Robust Philadelphia Industry

16,000+
Hotel Rooms
1,000+
Restaurants
7 Major
Sports Teams
36 College
Athletics Programs
(within 40 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." in 2017
—U.S. News & World Report

What's Happening At STHM

Upcoming Events You Won't Want To Miss:
Apr
25
Betsy Barber Hospitality Leadership Forum: Women’s Leadership in Hospitality

Join us and an extraordinary panel of female leaders in hospitality for the inaugural Betsy Barber Hospitality Leadership Forum.

May
03
Esports: The next generation of sport and entertainment

Join us on May 3rd to discuss current trends in esports, featuring leading experts, industry figures and professional esport organizations.

May
14
5th Annual Philadelphia Coaches Conference

The Philadelphia Coaches Conference is an annual collaborative event hosted by Temple University School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and organized “for coaches by coaches” in an effort to bring together aspiring coaches of all levels and in a variety of sports for the purpose of professional development and growth through a series of educational sessions led by a diverse group of experienced and knowledgeable coaches.

Recent News

When it comes to choosing a destination or venue, what diversity and inclusion initiatives do meeting planners want? Find out what research at Temple University revealed.

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Over 300 corporate and academic leader joined the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference to exchange thought leadership and best practices.

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