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Philadelphia, PA 19122



Temple University's Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport & Recreation Management program and Master of Science (MS) in Sport Business are two of largest and most distinguished programs of their kind in the nation. Ranked #1 by, the programs place 90% of graduates in employment within 90 days of graduation.

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The Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management and the Master of Science in Sport Business programs at Temple University are two of the largest and oldest programs of their kind in the United States. Based in Philadelphia, the programs are supported by a city with a long sporting tradition, which gives students and graduates boundless opportunities for hands-on experience in professional sport, college athletics, and recreation. 

Home to some of the nation's most distinguished faculty, students have the opportunity to work with the field's leading experts in key areas of concentration. With an innovative, specialized curriculum, and the program's intensive internship program, graduates from both the undergraduate and master's programs are some of the most highly recruited professionals in the field. In fact, the program is proud to place 90% of graduates in fast-paced employment opportunities within 90 days of graduation. 

Undergraduate Concentrations

  • Sport Governance & Policy
  • Sport Marketing & Promotions
  • Event Leadership

Master's Concentrations

  • Athletics Administration
  • Recreation & Event Management
  • Sport Analytics 
  • Sport Marketing & Promotions
PhD in Business Administration, Concentration in Tourism and Sport - Campus
Temple University offers a Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration in Tourism and Sport. This program builds on the strength of two schools, the Fox School of Business and Management and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM), which is home to the tourism and hospitality management and sport and recreation management faculty. Students take the core PhD in Business Administration curriculum from the Fox School of Business while working on their concentration area with the faculty in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management.

M.S. in Sport Business - Campus
The goal of the MS in Sport Business is to produce talented, quantitatively-minded, trend-savvy executives for areas of professional sport management, athletics administration, stadium and venue management, recreation and event management, and sport analytics. Combining cutting-edge theory with a hands-on approach, the program allows students to engage the most critical issues within the industry and to apply practical skills to solve problems creatively. The program offers a comprehensive CORE curriculum that serves as a critical springboard for students to engage industry-driven concentrations that allow students to specialize in keys areas if interest. 

STHM 5211 - Sport Finance and Economics
STHM 5212 - Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation
STHM 5215 - Sport Marketing
STHM 5216 - Strategic Management in Sport and Recreation
STHM 5217 - Sport Facility Management
STHM 5285 - Graduate Internship in Sport and Recreation

Athletics Administration:
STHM 5231 - Compliance and Student Athlete Affairs
STHM 5232 - Fundraising and Development
STHM 5225 - Sport Sponsorship and Sales
STHM 5233 - Governance and Policy in Intercollegiate Athletics

Recreation and Event Management:
STHM 5232 - Fundraising and Development
STHM 5241 - Evaluation of Programs and Events
STHM 5242 - Business of Non-profit Organizations
STHM 5243 - Event Management

Sport Analytics:
STHM 5226 - Consumer Behavior in Sport and Recreation
STHM 5251 - Sport Analytics
MIS 5001 - Information Technology Management
MIS 5101 - Business Intelligence

Sport Marketing and Promotions:
STHM 5225 - Sport Sponsorship and Sales
STHM 5226 - Consumer Behavior in Sport and Recreation
STHM 5227 - Sport Media and Communication

B.S. in Sport and Recreation Management - Campus
The Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport and Recreation Management program prepares students interested 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, and corporate/industrial settings.The undergraduate curriculum combines innovative business theory with a hands-on approach that includes two required internship experiences and over 250 hours of require sport industry-related volunteering, which makes our graduates some of the most highly recruited professionals in the field. 

Concentrations available in Sport Promotions, Governance & Policy, and Event Leadership 

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Senior Associate Director, Graduate Enrollment
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Leah Moore Manager of Community Affairs & Foundation Philadelphia Union
In my online search for ‘best Sport & Rec grad program,’ Temple’s Master of Science in Sport Business program kept popping up. My choice was simple when I asked friends and mentors about the best place to pursue my master’s and they said: ‘Temple University” without hesitation. The graduate curriculum combines universally-valued business skills and best-practices that are unique to the sport industry. The professors are the field’s leading experts and encourage independent creativity as well as group success. This program takes a holistic and realistic approach to studying the sport and recreation business that helped prepare me for both the day-to-day decision making I do in my work as well as the fast-paced change that is characteristic of sport. I was able to take the tools I developed in business management, marketing, finance, legal issues, and consumer behavior into my current position with a professional franchise. The relationships I formed while attending STHM have continued to help aid me in my career path.
Steve Ryan Vice President of Business Development Arizona Cardinals
Growing up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I have always had a passion for the sport industry. The courses and internships I had while in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management helped launch my career as Director of Marketing and Sales for the Philadelphia Eagles. While with the Eagles, I was able maintain the franchise’s financial successes by developing sponsorships and by cultivating strong ties with the Philadelphia community. While it was tough to leave my hometown, the opportunity to take my career to the next level and to apply the skills I acquired at Temple in an executive management position was one I could not pass up. And, here I am today with the Arizona Cardinals. No matter where your career in sport and recreation takes you, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management and the city of Philadelphia are great places to start.

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