Education & Social Sciences

Sports Communication

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Program Opportunities

  • Minor in Sports Communication


Sports Communication is an interdisciplinary field combining elements of communication studies, journalism, public relations, and sports management. Students enrolled in MU's Sports Communication Minor will gain skills in media literacy, public relations, media production, sports broadcasting that will be enhanced with unique internship opportunities In short, a minor in sports communication gives you insight into communication studies with an emphasis from the perspective of athletics. 

Careers in Sports Communication

A Sports Communication minor can provide valuable skills for those interested in pursuing careers in:

  • Sports Journalism
  • Public Relations for Sports Teams
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Social Media Management in Sports

Why Manchester?

Student-athletes comprise roughly 60 percent of undergraduate students at Manchester University. Their natural interests as athletes align well with a minor in sports communication. Similarly, sports enthusiasts and those with a passion for sports commentary, social media and journalism in sports may enjoy this minor. Sports Communication combines skillsets from managing sports, handling public relations, using digital media, and reporting news to provide insight into the daily innerworkings of those who have gone on to careers in the field of sports. Whether you're into managing teams, promoting sports events, creating digital content, or writing stories about games, this minor can be foundational to your goal of obtaining a job utilizing sports communication.

Courses in Sport Communication

COMM130Media Literacy
COMM232Digital Storytelling I
COMM260Introduction to Public Relations
COMM264Producing for the Internet
COMM300Sports Media
COMM375Internship in Communication Studies