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Broad-Based Sports Communication Program Connects Students with Professional Sports Industry

You want a program that prepares you for a career in sports communication with enough flexibility to take on the content-creation and communication needs of any organization. Our broad-based B.A. in sports communication major covers broadcasting, social media and fan engagement, journalism, public relations and advertising and more — equipping you with the skills to be an essential part of the sports industry.

Connections are key, and you will make them through hands-on experience with sports teams in the Pittsburgh region and beyond.

Freshman and sophomore year: students will produce content for Point Park Athletics and the River States Conference using the University's Center for Media Innovation.

Junior year: students will create content for the ACC Network, as well as through internships and various opportunities with the Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Washington Wild Things, among other organizations. 

Senior year: students will have the opportunity to work at an advanced level with our partner sports teams through our innovative co-op program.

Pictured is Nicole Paxinos.

"If you want to get hands-on experience in your field beginning day one, Point Park is the perfect place. Going to college in the middle of Downtown Pittsburgh opens up so many doors for your career." - Nicole Paxinos '19, PensTV Host, Pittsburgh Penguins

Sports Communication Course Offerings

You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in your major. Some of the courses in the sports communication major include:

  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Sports Podcasting
  • Sports Public Relations & Advertising
  • Sports Photography & Video
  • Video Storytelling
  • Media Entrepreneurship
  • Advertising, Public Relations & Social Media
  • Graphic Design I
  • Media & Society
  • Media Storytelling
  • Visual Storytelling
  • Diversity and Communication
  • Media Ethics
  • Media Law
  • Introduction to Digital Photography

Faculty bring industry experience to the classroom

School of Communication faculty members are proven professionals with connections to top media and communication organizations.

Meet the faculty
Pictured is Bernie Ankney.
Ankney is the School of Communication's dean and professor of journalism.
Pictured is Chris Rolinson.
Rolinson is a professor of photography and photojournalism.

Career Options

With a bachelor's degree in sports communication, you will have the option to pursue various job opportunities, such as:

  • Sports Play-by-Play or Color Commentator
  • Sports Anchor/Reporter
  • Sports Producer
  • Sports Photographer
  • Sports Video Director
  • Esports Specialist/Commentator
  • Sports Team Content Creator
  • Specialized opportunities with athletic departments and college athletic conferences (PR and advertising, social media, podcasting, etc.)
  • And more!

Alumni success

Learn about where our graduates have gone on to build their careers.

More news & features
Pictured is alumnus Ryan Yorgen.

Producer, PensTV, Pittsburgh Penguins

Pictured is Ryan Bailey.
Esports Specialist/Commentator, Skillshot Media

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