Whether you’re getting in the game or an MVP, STHM will champion your career in sports and recreation.
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.
"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.
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.View Program
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.
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.
Customize your undergraduate studies at Temple University by gaining exposure to the sport, recreation and leisure industries.
Customize your undergraduate studies at Temple University by gaining insight into the fast-paced world of sales, marketing and communications in sport.
Design your undergraduate studies at Temple University to prepare you to lead and succeed in the dynamic world of event planning and management.
Take the next step and advance your dream career toward a mid- to high- level management position in this exciting, international industry.View Program
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.Learn More
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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Dr. Daniel Funk
Director, Sport Industry Research Center
For over a year, since NCAA laws changed, student-athletes have been able to monetize their name, image and likeness (NIL). But many schools have been struggling to navigate this landmark change. Fortunately, at Temple University, student-athletes have a built-in advantage. Thilo Kunkel, associate professor and director of the Sport Industry Research Center at the […]
This summer, Professor Amy Giddings was named the first woman chair of the department of Sport and Recreation Management (SRM) at the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM). We sat down with her to learn about her vision for leadership and how her vast experience has informed her teaching and scholarship. STHM: What […]