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.
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.
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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.
The sport and recreation industry is one of the largest in the United States — accounting for more than $60 billion in spending a year.
"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."
Hospitality and tourism is the world's largest and fastest-growing industry — hitting close to $1.6 trillion in bookings in 2017.
"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."
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Learn alongside a diverse student body and connect with industry leaders and professionals
around the historic city of Philadelphia and the world.
Through our curriculum, you'll experience Philadelphia: a thriving city for sport, hospitality and tourism.
When Temple University hired Tina Sloan Green (MEd ‘70) to coach women’s lacrosse in 1974, it was making history. She became the first African American to serve as head coach for a women’s lacrosse team at the college level.
Want to crush your NCAA Tournament bracket this month? According to Joris Drayer, an associate professor in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, the key is understanding data.