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“My professors never hesitated to recognize my skills and abilities and tailor their assignments to me. I also enjoyed working with Athletics, where I was provided a hands-on opportunity to hone my education and prepare for the future.”
- Harrison LaLone
Sports Communication/Sports Media focuses on the methods and techniques for communicating about sports in a variety of formats, media, and contexts.
Students interested in careers in sports communication, such as sports journalism, sports marketing, sports media, or sports information have a variety of paths to choose from. Often students interested in these careers paths choose to major in Communication, English or New Media Studies.
We recommend that students take the following courses regardless of the major they choose: NMS 101, COM 212, ENG 202, ENG 270, COM 280, COM 380, NMS 480. We also recommend students complete an internship and get involved in the co-curricular groups on campus related to sports and media. We partner with our athletic department and the Office of Sports Information to provide students an opportunity to get hands on experience and build a portfolio of work.
Guided coursework, intentional campus experiences provide academic preparation for students with career aspirations in fields of growing interest.
Every year, the MIAA’s sports information directors honor the league’s top student assistant. Alma College students have received the conference recognition four consecutive years.