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Sports Information/Athletic Communications

As the trusted liaison between a team and its public, sports communication professionals promote the organization to its fan base.

students working on sports television network

Study the responsibilities of sports information pros, who provide stats, team notes, and other team content to the news media and public.

In class and professional settings—including the university’s own Sports Information Office, sports television network, and TV production studio—you’ll learn and practice developing news and information releases, coordinating news conferences, gathering and disseminating statistics, conducting interviews, managing a sports information staff, and developing positive relationships with the media.
 
You can join the production crew for various weekly shows for our TV station or newspaper or gather information from a game, live, in our full-size television production truck that covers Yellow Jackets athletic events each semester.

What sets us apart

Prepare to work in the field

Many WU alumni work in the sports information/athletic communication field. You will network with professionals who work at: Waynesburg University; St. Vincent College; The Citadel; Methodist University; PSU - Greater Allegheny; George Mason University; University of Nevada, Reno; and California University of Pennsylvania.

Dedicated support from faculty

As a Sports Information/Athletic Communication major, you’ll receive the dedication from seasoned faculty who are committed to building your professional portfolio to demonstrate your well-rounded skills and marketability for success in this field.

Coursework

View the academic catalog to further explore the curriculum.