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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

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:
Jun
03
STHM: Tips for Creating a Strong Application

Online via Zoom

Learn the tips & tricks to a seamless admissions process! Get exclusive insight from Michelle Siporin, the Assistant Director of Graduate Enrollment, as she walks you step-by-step through the admissions requirements and process (including insider tips on the admissions interview).

Jun
03
Optimizing the restaurant experience during the COVID-19 recovery

Online via Zoom

This webinar will cover topics on how to leverage design efforts to optimize the restaurant experience both off-premises and on-site post-COVID-19.

Jun
17
Ensuring your customers and employees feel safe – health and safety practices to combat COVID-19

Online via Zoom

The webinar will address COVID-19 approved health and safety guidelines for the hospitality industry.

Recent News

This spring, the COVID-19 crisis provided an opportunity for STHM alumna and adjunct professor Angelise Stuhl to involve students in a crucial aspect of her business, Philly Sports Digest.


The coronavirus pandemic forced all STHM graduation events to be held online, but that did not stop the faculty and staff from finding creative ways to celebrate the students.