Certificate in Sport Management

The certificate in Sport Management will allow students across Temple University to augment their major degrees with exposure to a program that prepares students to lead and succeed in the fast-paced world of sport, recreation and leisure management. The sport management program integrates foundational business principles with innovative concepts related directly to the distinct industry of sport. Temple's Sport and Recreation Management program is one of the oldest and most distinguished programs of its kind in the country.

The certificate in Sport Management is open to non-Sport and Recreation Management majors only. The certificate consists of four courses in total (12 credits), with three being required and one to be chosen from a set of electives. Students completing the certificate will have the option to transition into the minor in Sport Management by taking two additional courses.

Declare Your Certificate

Students interested in declaring this certificate in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) can do so in 3 easy steps:

  1. Submit a Change of Program Request form to Ms. Alyssa Huat, Associate Academic Advisor in STHM's Center for Student Services (CSS).
  2. The form is reviewed by Ms. Huat. If approved, it will be submitted electronically to the Office of the University Registrar (O.U.R). In 3-5 business days, the request will be processed and then visible within Self-Service Banner (Student Information tab).
  3. To seek assistance in monitoring your progress with the certificate declared, students are asked to meet with Ms. Huat via Walk-in Hours Advising on Tuesdays, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM. Students unavailable on Wednesdays or who need to have in-depth conversations can utilize the STHM Academic Advising Appointment System. Meetings should take place from the time of declaration to applying for graduation within their home school/college.

Questions? Contact us at sthmcss@temple.edu or at 215-204-8701.


Required Courses
Take the following 3 courses in consultation with an STHM advisor:
SRM 3221Athletics Administration3
SRM 3222Professional and International Sport3
SRM 3225Recreation and Leisure Service Management3
Elective Course
Select one from the following in consultation with an STHM advisor:3
Sport & Leisure in American Society 1
Sport and Society
Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation 2
Stadium/Arena Design and Management
Media and Communications in Sport and Recreation
Total Credit Hours12

(Note: This is designed so that any student doing a Certificate in Sport Management would only need to declare and take two additional courses to earn the Minor in Sport Management.)