We take learning beyond the classroom and into the city of Philadelphia giving you a competitive edge. Turn your passion into a career — start here!
The School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management (STHM) goes further than helping you write a resume. We ensure you are equipped with the tools to succeed in today’s job market. Here, you get face-to-face interaction with industry leaders, become immersed in professional development programs and gain access to amazing internship opportunities. This blend of skills with academic preparation is one of many reasons STHM graduates are recognized for their ability to hit the ground running in their careers.
Philadelphia: A City Thriving
With Hospitality & Sport
Direct Access to Industry
Leaders and Influencers
From Knowledgeable Faculty
STHM helps students transform their passion into an exciting career in the trillion-dollar sport, tourism, hospitality and event industries. To ensure the success of our graduates, we offer a combination of classroom and real-world experiences to give students the skills to lead in these dynamic industries.
Our affiliation with the Fox School of Business allows our students to gain a strong foundation in business and management. Combined with our ever-growing alumni network and ties to businesses, we send graduates into the world with a powerful skill set and ample opportunities to be successful.
Whether you’re looking to create a memorable game-day experience or develop the next big sport marketing campaign, our program gives you the tools and knowledge to be a champion in this exciting industry.View Program
Transform your passion for travel and hospitality into your dream job. Discover the skills and experience needed to start a career in hotels, casinos, restaurants, destination marketing organizations, convention and visitor bureaus and so much more.View Program
Prepare for a successful career in event and entertainment management by learning to plan and manage a variety of events including fairs, festivals, conferences, social events, trade shows, exhibits, online events, and special events.Learn More
Expand your experience with a minor or certificate in exciting areas such as Event Management, Sport Marketing, and Tourism and Hospitality Management.Learn More
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We provide real-world, hands-on opportunities that give you the knowledge and experience employers seek in prospective candidates. STHM students complete two internships and 1,000+ hours in the industry to gain a competitive edge upon graduating.Watch Video
There's no better place to learn the trade than the city of brotherly love. STHM Students have a distinct advantage by being located in the heart of Philadelphia — a hotspot for the sport, tourism, hospitality and event industries.Learn More
The world is the best teacher of all. We provide students the opportunity to live and work abroad with exchange programs in locations including Tokyo and Rome.
We offer dozens of Student Professional Organizations that allow students to hit the ground running in building professional development, networking, and real-life experience.
Our dedicated Center for Professional Development bridges the gap between the classroom and the real world with industry-focused workshops, seminars and presentations.
Tourism has long been regarded as an effective tool for addressing economic inequality. Governments invest in tourism in the hope that the benefits will trickle down to lower-income groups through the employment of local people and businesses.
Liz Taylor and Jonathan Howe, assistant professors in the Department of Sport and Recreation Management, both had no doubt in their minds that their students were winners. Now they have the awards that prove it.