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Growing a Legacy: 20 Years of STHM

Fusing Tradition and Innovation since 1998

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. We create experiences that make a difference and provide talent for these industries in the greater Philadelphia region and beyond.


1908 – Temple offered courses in playground supervision through its Physical Education program.

1974 – Creation of College of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance and new Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

1980s – Offerings expanded to include courses in recreation, leisure studies, campus recreation, tourism and commercial recreation.

1998 – Temple University established the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. The new school offers four degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Tourism and Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management, Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Master of Education in Sport and Recreation Administration.

2016 – Temple University’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the school’s motion for rebranding to become the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM).

2017 – STHM launches two new online graduate programs: Master of Science in Travel and Tourism and Executive Master of Science in Sport Business

2018 – The Master of Tourism and Hospitality Management curriculum was revised to meet the needs of the industry. The program was reintroduced as the Master of Science in Hospitality Management