Bachelor of Science in Sport & Recreation Management

Daniel Funk, Ph.D.
Associate Dean
215-204-1972
dfunk@temple.edu

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

Amy Giddings, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Sport and Recreation Management
215-204-3022
giddings@temple.edu

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

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 Management Electives (12 Credits Required)

All students are required to take a minimum of 12 Major Management Elective (MME) credits from SRM or STHM subject codes. As part of the 12 credit MME requirement, students may opt to earn a concentration from the offerings below. To have a Concentration designation on a transcript, students must declare the concentration through the STHM Center for Student Services (CSS) process and follow the requirements below.

Two concentrations, Governance & Policy and Sport & Recreation Promotion, require 9 credits of specified coursework with one additional MME course of the students choosing, for a total of 12 credits. The Event Management and the Esports concentrations both require all four courses/12 credits specified below.

Note: If students select the six-credit option for 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 approvals 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
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
Esports Management and Industry Trends

Event Management Concentration Requirements - All Four Courses Required

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

Esports Concentration Requirements - All Four Courses Required

SRM 3233Esports Management and Industry Trends3
SRM 3234Esports: Legal and Ethical Challenges3
SRM 3235Esports Social Media Management and Fan Engagement3
SRM 3236Esports Revenue Production3

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 2022-2023 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
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
 Term Credit Hours14
Spring
SRM 1211Sport and Society3
ECON 1101Macroeconomic Principles3
BA 2104Excel for Business Applications1
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 2
Fall
SRM 2217Research in Sport and Recreation3
STHM 2114Leisure and Tourism for a Diverse Society3
Select one of the following:3
Survey of Accounting 
Financial Accounting 
GenEd Breadth Course13
GenEd Breadth Course3
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
 Term Credit Hours18
Spring
SRM 2212Law and Ethics in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 2213Budget and Finance Systems in Sport and Recreation3
MKTG 2101Marketing Management3
STHM 2001Career Exploration and Development Seminar1
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 13
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 3
Fall
STHM 3185Internship I3
SRM 3211Management in Sport and Recreation3
SRM 3216Economics of Sport and Recreation3
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 23
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
SRM 3296Marketing Management in Sport and Recreation [WI]3
SRM 3218Organizational Strategy in Sport and Recreation3
SRM Major Management Elective 13
GenEd Breadth Course3
Free Elective 33
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 4
Fall
STHM 4112Senior Professional Development Seminar3
SRM 4296Current and Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation Management [WI]3
SRM Major Management Elective 23
SRM Major Management Elective 33
SRM Major Management Elective 43
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
STHM 4185Internship II16-12
Free Elective 423
SRM Major Management Elective 513-0
SRM Major Management Elective 613-0
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 124