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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.


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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:
May
07
2021
Today and Tomorrow’s Hospitality Research

Online via Zoom

The hospitality and tourism academy has witnessed numerous forces driving the future of our industry. Ensuing the COVID shock, the influx of pandemic-related conversations and research has enlightened the multi-faceted disruptions on the global hospitality community.

May
08
2021
Ensuring a Resilient Event Business Series Module # 4, Foundations of successful event entrepreneurship #2

Via Zoom

This module offers a deeper analysis of details pertinent to the organization and execution of an event, meeting, conference, sponsorship, and social event.

May
10
2021
Sport Business Mini-Series | Spotlight: Recreation & Event Management

Speakman Hall

Join us to learn about the Recreation and Event Management concentration in the Master of Science in Sport Business at Temple University. This concentration is designed for individuals looking to develop event management skills within recreation departments, youth sport development, or non-profit organizations. During this virtual event, you will hear directly from Dr. Amy Giddings, […]

Recent News

On March 8, STHM hosted a vibrant discussion among three women entrepreneurs in the sport industry on their varying experiences in founding and running companies.


Professor Ben Altschuler praised his and Professor Christine Cleaver’s students, saying, “This could be something these students could give to a potential employer showing their abilities.”