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Department of
Sport and Recreation Management

Whether you’re getting in the game or an MVP, STHM will champion your career in sports and recreation.

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Sport & Recreation At Temple University

Begin your career in this competitive, exciting industry with us.

At the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), we know that real-world experience paired with sport-industry business skills give our alumni a competitive advantage. As the leading provider of sport management talent in the Philadelphia area, we are dedicated to evolving our programs to provide innovative coursework that prepares our students to lead the industry and experiential learning opportunities that prepare them to hit the ground running after graduation.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer an innovative curriculum taught by faculty at the forefront of sport industry research and experience so you can start immediately making an impact in the exciting sport industry. Beyond the classroom, our school provides students with the resources and path to succeed through our industry-specific Center for Professional Development and school-specific Center for Student Services.

This program prepares students for professional careers in the sport management industry. New and experienced sport professionals will grow their skills to pursue the diverse opportunities in the sport industry such as professional sports, college athletics, public recreation and park agencies, Olympic athletics youth sport agencies, campus services, private and commercial sport industry companies, and more! Take the first step towards your sport career. You’ll be glad you did.

Philadelphia:

Your Learning Laboratory

"The Philadelphia region is a vital hub for the sport and recreation industry. STHM students benefit from real-world experience and meaningful networking made possible through our tight-knit community.

6
Major
Sports Teams

9

College and University Athletic Programs in Philadelphia

300+

neighborhood parks, rec centers & playgrounds

600+

baseball, softball, football & soccer fields

380+

National and International Sporting Events Annually

STHM Programs

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Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

Prepare for success in sport and recreation careers in the private/commercial sector, public recreation and park agencies, professional sports, athletics, youth sport agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, corporate and industrial settings.

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Minors & Certificates

Students across Temple University can expand their major degree and expose themselves to the fast-paced world of sport, recreation, and event management through one of four minors and certificates.

Minor in Sport Management

Enhance your undergraduate studies at Temple University with exposure to courses that will prepare you for the fast-paced work of sport, recreation and leisure management.

Certificate in Sport Management

Customize your undergraduate studies at Temple University by gaining exposure to the sport, recreation and leisure industries.

Certificate in Sport Marketing

Customize your undergraduate studies at Temple University by gaining insight into the fast-paced world of sales, marketing and communications in sport.

Certificate in Event Leadership

Design your undergraduate studies at Temple University to prepare you to lead and succeed in the dynamic world of event planning and management.

Interested in earning a certificate or minor?
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Master's Programs
Master of Science in Sport Business

Take the next step and advance your dream career toward a mid- to high- level management position in this exciting, international industry.

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Executive Master of Science in Sport Business - 100% Online

This flexible, online master’s program is tailored to the needs of mid- and senior- level business professionals with 5+ years of industry experience.

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Doctorate Program
PhD in Business Administration with a Concentration in Tourism and Sport

Pursue advanced research, scholarship and pedagogy in preparation for a career in institutions of higher education through this PhD program. You will gain a comprehensive approach to addressing influencing factors in tourism and sport research.

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Sport Industry

Research Center

The Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC) at Temple University is a leading voice in harnessing the power of sport for the good of communities, providing advanced research services and seeking to engage with all stakeholders in the sport industry to expand the definition of business success to include positive and measurable societal impacts

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Our Work

Contact Us

Dr. Daniel Funk
Director, Sport Industry Research Center
dfunk@temple.edu

Recent News

Since STHM’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (ODEI) has established a series of scholarships that expand the diversity of the student body. These opportunities for funding have made STHM degrees possible for an even wider array of students, including five master’s degree candidates from historically underrepresented groups.


We spoke recently with several who are working at Philly’s new Live! Casino & Hotel and Maestroe Sports & Entertainment, who were eager to share how their STHM experience has translated directly into a career opportunity that’s as exciting and it is valuable.