Sports Communication - Coastal Carolina University
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Sports Communication

In the Sports Communication concentration, students build an understanding of the multiple ways to analyze, critique, and transform sport within the U.S. and internationally. Focusing on the local, regional, state, national, and global levels of sport, students learn about gender, race, disability, nationality, ethnicity, and other identity factors that influence sport participation, sports media representations, leadership in sport, sport policy, and sport organizational practices. Through their coursework and internship, students become equipped to work in a diverse and global workforce, and to successfully communicate interpersonally, publicly, and through multiple media platforms, including social media. Upon completion of the program, students will have developed the skills to work within various communication intensive roles within the sports industry, including those within youth, intramural, college, and professional sports.

Interested in sports broadcasting, commentary, or journalism? Join the Interactive Journalism concentration!

BA Sports Communication - Communication

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(7 Courses)

COMM 140 - Communication & Public Speaking
COMM 150 - Media, Self, & the World
COMM 275 - Communication Theory
COMM 276 - Communication Research
JOUR 201 - Principles of Journalism


Choose two COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

(6 Courses)

COMM 206 - Introduction to Sports Communication
COMM 306 - Sports Media
COMM 496 - Sports Communication Internship
JOUR 200 - Introduction to Journalism
JOUR 304 - Print and Online News Writing


Choose one COMM or JOUR 300-400 level courses

(1 Course)

COMM 491 - Communication Capstone: Thesis
COMM 492 Q - Communication Capstone: Project

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Experiential Opportunities

For students in the Sports Communication concentration and Communication major in general, Coastal provides multiple opportunities to get hands-on experience to prepare you for a career.

Chanticleer News Front Page of Print Edition

The Chanticleer Newspaper

Teal Nation Communications student-run firm




Several lab spaces allow you to explore the role of sports communication specialists.

MA Comm Explorer Block - In the Digital Studio - Added 10/12/18

Digital Production Studio

WCCU Radio button

WCCU Radio



Program Faculty

The faculty members in Sports Communication are active researchers.

Priscilla Meyers

Dr. Linsay M. Cramer

Associate Professor

Rhetorical Criticism, Critical Intercultural Communication, Race, Whiteness, Sport, Media, Critical Communication Pedagogy

Jonathan Doe

Dr. J.C. Abdallah

Assistant Professor

Quantitative Research; Intersection of Sport, Media, and Identification


Dr. Jeffrey Ranta

Internship Coordinator | Advisor: WCCU, Teal Nation Comm. | Assistant Professor

Advertising and Brand Strategies, Student-Run Agencies, Communicating Technology

Amanda Green



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Application Requirements

» Application

» $45 Application Fee

» Official Transcripts (High School, Secondary School, or Previous College)

» SAT/ACT Test Scores (optional)

For International Students

» Proof of English Proficiency (ESL Students)

» Passport

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Have more questions or want more information? Fill out the form below, which goes directly to the program's contact. You can also visit the department site or follow them on social media to learn more about the great work our students and faculty are doing.

Program Contact

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Dr. Kyle J. Holody
Chair | Communication, Media, & Culture

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