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Sports Communication

Degree in Sports Communicaton - Wichita, Kansas

Earn a Sports Communication Degree

Research, write and broadcast stories to the world through major sports media outlets

Our sports communication program uniquely blends business and communication courses with sports business application. Students in this cross-disciplinary program will learn strong written and oral presentation skills along with effective management principles. It is a great way to remain close to the sports action while preparing you for an exciting career in a wide variety of professional industries.

Our students learn and practice skills through coursework in Professional Presentations, Business and Professional Writing, Group Communication, and Organizational Communication. These skills learned at our private university can be put to use in any sized company and across all industries.

Jacob Gibbs BA/SPCM Aug. 2017

“Having a degree in Sports Communication has been very beneficial for me as an Sports Information Director. I am constantly doing pregame and post game stories, running all social media accounts, managing our website and doing stats for games. With all of the courses I took in sports communication during college has really helped me better myself in all aspects of my job."

Sports Information Director at Hesston College

Vladislava Litvinova BA/COMM May 2020

“My Communication degree is helping me successfully communicate with the clients of the company and sell better services. Also, my job requires me to use computer programs, social media, emails, and excel -all of this I mastered taking classes at Newman University and working on campus. Being an alumni of NU with a Communication degree I feel very confident and comfortable with any task at my job.”

Creative Director and Operations Manager at Tompkins Tennis Academy

Samuel Hersh BA/SPCM Dec. 2018

“My Sports Communications Degree helped prepare me for a fast-paced interpersonal industry. It also improved my public speaking ability and gave me a great amount of experience working with groups (small, entire class).”

Assistant Director of Compliance at University of Nevada

About Our Faculty

Sports Communication Department

Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in sports communication. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.

Job Outlook

While pursuing a degree in the field of sports communication, you can expect a promising future.

"The Class of 2017 graduates with the highest projected increases in average starting salary are social sciences and communications graduates. The projection for social sciences graduates - $53,459 - has climbed almost 15 percent over last year’s projection.

Careers

A degree in sports communication will give you the opportunity to work in a variety of fields and specialties related to sports. Here are some examples of potential careers and median salaries:

  • Sports Analyst ($76,370 a year)
  • Coach ($39,150 a year)
  • Sports Journalist ($43,640 a year)
  • Sports Psychologist ($70,000 a year)

Internships

Our Sports Communication students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community through companies such as Wichita Thunder Hockey, Kansas City Sports Commission, and YMCA. This allows you to gain real experience in the sports communication industry.

Get Involved on Campus

One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our Sports Communication program, students can join the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) or the Ultimate Frisbee Club. These organizations allow for personal growth, networking, and future career success.

Program Outcomes

 

Jazzmen Ortiz BA/SPCM Aug. 2018

“Having my Sports Communication degree has helped with my current role by providing me with the information and background necessary to be successful in any professional industry. Using my Sports Communication degree has helped because not only did it provide me with knowledge of the sports world but ways to communicate in any professional setting."

Teacher at Travis Science Academy 

Mali Wright BA/SPCM Aug. 2016

"Newman gave me the confidence to be able to effectively network and create personal connection with not only the team I am on, but other professionals I meet at events across the country. The program taught me the fundamentals on how to create lasting relationships in the workplace and communicate with a diverse group of people."

Corporate Recruiter at Brakes Plus

Kendric Bailey BA/SPCM May 2018

“Newman helped me understand that there are so many avenues available with this degree. I can obtain a role in sports or the business sector. Communication is needed for roughly every position. I love the fact of not having a ceiling or a set career I have to focus on like Lawyers or Doctors. I can work in IT, or government, or telecommunications and still utilize the skills learned at Newman. The Sports Communication degree helps with small talk in the business industry. Helping managers relax and feel comfortable enough to let us work on filling the specific client’s openings.”

Professional Recruiter at Apex Systems