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.
About Our Sports Communication Program
Bachelor of Science in Sports Communication
This degree focuses on preparing you to take on a variety of roles in sports media.
- Plan a variety of sports events
- Write and broadcast sports coverage
- Coaching and officiating
While earning your Bachelor of Science in Sports Communication, you can expect to take courses including Legal Environment of Business, Professional Writing, and Special Projects in Public Relations. A complete four-year plan of study can be found here.
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.
While pursuing a degree in the field of sports communication, you can expect a promising future.
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)
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.
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We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"Everyone is so welcoming at Newman University which I found really wonderful because I was so nervous and so scared but I felt very comfortable with the people there."
Ellen Healy, Class of 2016
"I think communication and teamwork, especially with my advisors, and having that small classroom size really helped me because it was a one-on-one. They knew my name and I wasn’t just a number."
Emily Lieven, Class of 2016
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