Sport Communication

Program Overview

Dick EnbergThe Department of Kinesiology's sport communication major reflects the widening opportunities that exist in this field due to an increasing amount of sport-related activity occurring in new and social media, broadcasting, and written coverage of sport. The major is an interdisciplinary program that provides an appropriate sport communication background with either a broadcast or print specialization.

With the cooperation of the Department of Telecommunications, the Department of Kinesiology offers an undergraduate major in sport communication—broadcast leading to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology degree. The sport communication—broadcast emphasis concentrates on courses in telecommunications media, such as television, radio, and other electronic communications technologies. The sport communication—print specialization emphasizes courses in journalism and mass communication (Students who wish to have a print specialization will have to meet requirements for admission to the School of Journalism).

John Gasaway, of BasketballProspectus.com and ESPN Insider

The kinesiology curriculum provides the student with an understanding of the science of human movement and the interrelationship among the historical, sociological, and psychological elements of sport. Combining the kinesiology curriculum with the print or broadcast specialization provides for a more thorough background than is possible if the areas are studied separately.

To view work that our current sport communication students have produced, please visit the IU Sport Communication website.

Keep up with what's going on in the Sport Management and Communication program by checking out the program blog, located here iusportmgmt.wordpress.com/.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a major in Sport Communication will be prepared for entry-level positions in radio, television, athletic or sports information, sports journalism, public relations, and promotions.

Students may also find employment with semi-professional and professional sports teams in the area of media relations. The graduate is likely to be knowledgeable in a variety of sport communication applications and suited to diverse employment opportunities.

Chris Korman
Chris Korman, Sports Columnist for the Bloomington Herald Times interacts with Sport Communication Students.

Degree Requirements

Broadcast

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Major in Sport Communication - Broadcast
124 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA required for graduation

Link to Requirements


Print

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology
Major in Sport Communication - Print
124 credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA required for graduation

Link to Requirements


Admissions

To be admitted to the sport communication program, students must have a minimum of 26 credit hours and a cumulative entrance grade point average of 2.5. In addition, students seeking entrance into the sport communication program with print emphasis must also meet the entrance requirements of the School of Journalism.

For more information about IU admission criteria and application materials, please contact:

Indiana University
Office of Admissions
300 N. Jordan Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405-7700

Phone: (812) 855-0661
E-mail: iuadmit@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~iuadmit/

Additional Information

Individuals with further questions may contact the undergraduate sport communication coordinator, Dr. Cassandra Coble, or the program advisor,  Cindy Moore.  If additional information is needed, feel free to contact the director of the sport management and sport communication programs, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen.


Faculty

Photo: The faculty in the sport management doctoral program at Indiana University-Bloomington are, from left to right, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Dr. Erin McNary, Dr. Cassie Coble, Dr. Gary Sailes, Dr. Antonio Williams, and Dr. Kevin Byon.
The faculty in the undergraduate sport marketing/management and sport communication programs at Indiana University-Bloomington are, from left to right, Dr. Paul M. Pedersen, Dr. Erin McNary, Dr. Cassie Coble, Dr. Gary Sailes, Dr. Antonio Williams, and Dr. Kevin Byon.

Affiliated Professionals
Services

A variety of services are available to each Sport Communication student at Indiana University. Whether you are looking to view your Bursar, registration or final exam information, the resources are available. Looking for career advice? Check out the Career Center.

Contact

For additional information on the undergraduate sport communication program, please contact:

Dr. Cassandra Coble
Sport Communication Undergraduate Coordinator
Indiana University
Department of Kinesiology
1025 East 7th Street, Room 112
Bloomington, IN 47405
E-mail: coblec@indiana.edu