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About STHM

Education That Drives Experience

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. It is the largest provider of talent for these industries in the greater Philadelphia region.

Our innovative approach to learning combined with our location in the heart of Philadelphia fosters transformational education experiences. Thoroughly committed to providing student-centered education and professional development relevant to today’s thriving sport, tourism and hospitality industry — STHM integrates applicable, real-world experience into the curriculum and classroom through its global network of industry partners and well-connected alumni network. Our goal through education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and educational resources to innovate the sport, recreation, tourism, and hospitality industries globally and move them forward.


STHM is leading school for academically-talented individuals from diverse backgrounds preparing for careers in sport, recreation, tourism and hospitality management. By leveraging our location in the city of Philadelphia —  a major hub of sport and tourism — we advance the industry through high quality research, superior educational program and competitive business solutions.

  • Established in 1998 as the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Accredited by Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) since 1978
  • Re-branded as the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) in 2016
  • Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Event and Entertainment Management
  • Master of Science in Sport Business
  • Master of Science in Hospitality Management
  • PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport
  • Over 1,100 full-time students
  • 90% have a job offer or continue education within a year of graduation
  • More than 27 full-time faculty
  • Two Cutting-edge Research Centers
    • The Sport Industry Research Center
    • U.S./ASIA Center for Tourism and Hospitality Research
  • Over 4,000 well-connected alumni
  • More than 66 global sport, tourism, and hospitality partners visit campus each year
  • Deeply rooted in the sport, hospitality and tourism industry in Philadelphia and throughout the world
    STHM is located in the heart of Philadelphia, a city thriving with growth and opportunity within the sport, tourism, and hospitality industry.
  • 6th Largest City in the United States
  • Ranked 2nd “Best Places to Visit in the U.S.” by U.S. News & World Report
  • 16,000+ Hotel Rooms in Philadelphia City
  • 1,000+ Restaurants in Philadelphia City
  • 6 Major Sports Teams
  • 85+ NCAA College Athletic Programs within 25 miles
Student Professional Organizations

There are 12 student organizations in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management, including:

  • American Hotel & Lodging Association
  • Destination Management Association, Inc.
  • Event Planning Association
  • Graduate Student Association
  • Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • National Society of Minorities in Hospitality
  • Professional Convention Management Association
  • Society of Minorities in Sport
  • Sport Marketing Association of Temple University
  • Sport & Recreation Professional Association
  • Sport and Governance Association