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Programs and Initiatives

In addition to our traditional academic programs, the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management has developed special programs that provide research and development, educational programming, industry events, community outreach, and study abroad opportunities. 

Programs and Initiatives include:

Beverage Studies Initiative

The Beverage Studies Initiative provides educational programming, industry events and research and development capabilities.

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College Athletes Rights & Empowerment Conference

The College Athletes' Rights & Empowerment: Visioning A New Paradigm of College Sport Conference is designed to bring scholars, journalists, practitioners, and athletes together for the purpose of envisioning a new model of college sport for the 21st century that places the health, well-being, and welfare of college athletes at the center and provides a democratic avenue for athletes to share in the decision making that shapes the rules governing their lives.

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Philadelphia Coaches Conference

The Philadelphia Coaches Conference is a collaborative event bringing together aspiring coaches of all levels and in a variety of sports for the purpose of professional development.

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Community Outreach

The Department of Culinary Arts and Food Science provides community assistance and educational programming promoting healthy eating practices through various outreach programs.

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Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab

The Dennis Gomes Memorial Casino Training Lab offers students a live operational experience of slot machine protocols and mock customer interactions in a real-time learning atmosphere.

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Drexel Food Lab

The Drexel Food Lab is an interdisciplinary research group that aims to solve real-world problems in the areas of recipe development, product development and product ideation.

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International Study Programs

Students in the Center for Hospitality and Sport Management have the ability to look at life through a different perspective, and to learn about themselves, their field, and the world through study abroad.

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Philly Chef Conference

The Philly Chef Conference is held annually to offer new and useful ideas and techniques through lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations.

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Sports Leadership Academy

The Sports Leadership Academy develops and delivers sports-related research and programs built around the concepts of character development, classroom success, and competitive excellence.

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HSM Summer Institute

The Center for Hospitality and Sport Management offers a one-week, non-residential program for talented and motivated high school students to learn more about the career possibilities in culinary, hospitality and sport.

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