Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management

Jeremy S. Jordan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
215-204-3811
jsjordan@temple.edu

Heather A. Blackburn, Ed.D.
Assistant Dean
215-204-4503
heather.blackburn@temple.edu 

Daniel Funk, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Sport and Recreation Management
215-204-1941
dfunk@temple.edu

Elizabeth Taylor, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
elizabeth.taylor@temple.edu

Sport and Recreation Management Program
The 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, interscholastic/intercollegiate athletics, youth sport agencies, voluntary agencies, campus services, armed forces, and corporate/industrial settings.

University Requirements

All new students are required to complete the University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum (35-36 credits).

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Foundation Requirements

All students must earn a C- or higher in all courses required in the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) curriculum.

STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 3185Internship I (180 Hours)3
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
STHM 4185Internship II (600 Hours) 16-12
Total Credit Hours19-25

Designated Writing Intensive Courses

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are as follows:

SRM 3296Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 4296Current and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation Management3

Major Requirements

SRM 1211Sport and Society3
SRM 2212Law and Ethics in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 2213Budget and Finance Systems in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 2217Research in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 3211Management in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 3216Economics of Sport and Recreation3
SRM 3218Organizational Strategy in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 3296Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 4296Current and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation Management3
Total Credit Hours27

Major Electives (12 Credits Required)

Students are required to take a minimum of 12 Major Elective credits. They may take any 12 credits from the Concentration Requirement courses listed below. If students wish to have a "Concentration" designation on their transcripts, they must "declare" the concentration through the STHM Center for Student Services (CSS) and follow the concentration requirements below.

Two concentrations, Governance & Policy and Sport & Recreation Promotion, require 9 credits of specified coursework with one additional major elective course of the students choosing for a total of 12 credits. The Event Management Concentration requires all 12 credits specified with no elective options. Also, if students select the six-credit option for senior internship, STHM 4185 Internship II, then they must take an additional six credits of major coursework at the 3000 level or above or repeat STHM 4185 for an additional six credits (CSS and CSPD approval required).

Optional Sport and Recreation Management Concentrations (9 Credits Required)

Governance and Policy Concentration Requirements

Select three of the following:9
Stadium/Arena Design and Management
Athletics Administration
Global Sport Management
Recreation and Leisure Service Management
SRM 3232
Esports Management and Industry Trends

Sport and Recreation Promotion Concentration Requirements

Select three of the following:9
Media and Communications in Sport and Recreation
Consumer Behavior in Sport and Recreation
Advanced Marketing for Sport and Recreation
Sales Management in Sport and Recreation
SRM 3232
Esports Management and Industry Trends

Event Management Concentration Requirements - all 12 credits required

STHM 2401Foundations of Event and Entertainment Management3
STHM 3425Event and Entertainment Operations3
STHM 3428Event and Entertainment Revenues3
STHM 4415The Event Experience3

Fox School of Business & Management Requirements

ACCT 2501Survey of Accounting3
or ACCT 2101 Financial Accounting
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
Total Credit Hours13

These four classes, with the exception of BA 2104, complete the required lower-division courses of the Business Minor.

School of Sport, Tourism & Hospitality Management Non-Credit Requirements

Industry-Related Experience (Minimum 250 hours of participation required prior to STHM 4112).
Students are encouraged to join an STHM student professional organizations (SPOs) and maintain active membership in the organization.

Free Electives  (12 Credits)

Students must take 12 credits of Free Electives. In some cases, this number may vary to meet the 124 credits required for graduation. Students can use these Free Elective credits to take any courses at Temple University. (Please contact the STHM Center for Student Services [CSS] for additional information.)

Options

Fox School of Business and Management Minors and Certificates

Go to Business Minors and Certificates for details. See Fox School of Business Academic Advisor. 

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
STHM 1113The Business of Leisure3
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
HRM 1101Leadership and Organizational Management3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SRM 1211Sport and Society3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 2
Fall
SRM 2217Research in Sport and Recreation3
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Accounting 
Financial Accounting 
GenEd Breadth Course13
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
SRM 2212Law and Ethics in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 2213Budget and Finance Systems in Sport and Recreation3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 13
 Term Credit Hours18
Year 3
Fall
STHM 3185Internship I3
SRM 3211Management in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 3216Economics of Sport and Recreation3
Free Elective 23
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SRM 3296Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation [WI]3
SRM 3218Organizational Strategy in Sport and Recreation3
SRM Major Elective 13
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 33
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
SRM Major Elective 23
SRM 4296Current and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation Management [WI]3
SRM Major Elective 33
SRM Major Elective 43
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STHM 4185Internship II16-12
Free Elective 423
SRM Major Elective 513-0
SRM Major Elective 613-0
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124