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Education that Drives

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.

Local & Global
businesses visited
campus in 2016-2017
Students Representing
19 Countries
Year STHM Was
Alumni Connections

Robust Philadelphia Industry

Hotel Rooms
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.

Largest City in the
United States
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:
2019 Diversity & Inclusion Conference Philadelphia

Join us for an education summit designed for CEOs, corporate leaders, chief diversity officers and government officials to exchange insights about diversity and inclusion across multiple industries.

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MS in Travel & Tourism Sample Class

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

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Aware & Declare Day

Are you a current undergraduate student interested in adding some sport, tourism and hospitality to your education? Stop by during our walk-in hours to learn more about our majors, minors, and certificates. 

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Recent News

In honor of Women’s History Month, take a look at some of our tenacious young alumnae making their mark on the sport industry.

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This past year, we welcomed four industry executives to share their insight with students in the Executive in Residence series.

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