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Sport Communication Option - Physical Education

Sport Communication Option - Physical Education

Prepare to Tell Great Stories With Our Sport Communication Degree

Communication is an integral component of sports—from reporting on the earliest school sports programs to Olympic sports to professional athletics. 
At South Carolina State University, our Bachelor of Science in Physical Education degree—with an emphasis on sport communication—is an interdisciplinary program that will prepare you to obtain a sport communication job within the areas of athletics writing and broadcast media. Our sport communication degree helps you to apply the theoretical and practical dimensions of sport communication in electronic, print, and broadcast media.
By completing the program requirements, you will earn a B.S. degree in physical education with an option in sport communication. You’ll be prepared for sport communication jobs in print media, digital media, sports documentaries, sports movies, sports entertainment, sports TV shows, and more. In fact, many opportunities in sport communication exist behind the scenes, in roles such as equipment technician, audio engineer, sport videographer, graphic designer, technical writer, and more.

Method of Instruction

  • Face-to-face
  • Online

Sport Communication Program Highlights

South Carolina’s sport communication degree option allows you to earn your physical education degree as you add knowledge and insights in sport communication. You’ll develop expertise in both areas as you perform a deeper dive into the communication aspects of sports. By choosing South Carolina State for your degree, you’ll enjoy a number of advantages, including the opportunity to:

Gain real-world sport communication experience to hit the ground running

You’ll enjoy ample opportunities to gain hands-on experience in the community through extensive experiential learning opportunities and valuable internships with entities like Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount Global, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, NASCAR, the Atlanta Braves, the Charlotte Hornets, NBC’s “TODAY Show,” the Walt Disney Company ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and more.

Develop your individual career path with personal career advising

You’ll work closely with your educational and career adviser to chart your course to graduation and beyond. Developing your personal education plan will include optimizing your sport communication degree program courses and experiences based on your career goals.

Earn a well-respected degree that is also affordable

South Carolina State offers you an outstanding education and a respected degree. We are the only public land-grant HBCU in the state, and we are frequently rated as one of the most affordable four-year schools in the state.

Learn from certified faculty who are sport communication and physical education experts

Our faculty members include some of the most active researchers in sport communication. They excel as teachers and sport communication professionals, bringing extensive knowledge and deep insights into the classroom. We also offer opportunities to partner with faculty on research, present this research at academic conferences, and see this research published.

Student-to-faculty ratio in physical education and sport communication courses
Job growth outlook for graduates of physical education and sport communication job areas
Years to complete your physical education degree with the sport communication option

What Can You Do With Our Sport Communication Degree?

While South Carolina State’s physical education B.S. degree with the sport communication option does not qualify you for teacher certification, the program does prepare you for a wide range of sport communication jobs and sports media fields. 
Our graduates have found sport communication jobs in positions like:

  • Athletic director
  • Sports media production
  • Sports public relations
  • Sports information director
  • Special events coordinator
  • Sports promotion
  • Sports hospitality and leisure

What Will You Study in the Sport Communication Option?

In addition to the physical education curriculum, you’ll complete the sport communication degree option curriculum. You’ll gain valuable expertise and demonstrate competence in key areas ranging from legal issues in sport communication to sports marketing and promotion. Courses you’ll complete include:

  • Sports Administration and Supervision
  • Teaching Team Sports
  • Teaching Individual Sports
  • Introduction to Broadcasting
  • Broadcast Production
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Sports Marketing