School of Sport, Recreation, and Tourism Management - George Mason University

The Sport Communication minors offers students the opportunity to examine important and timely sports-related issues in an ethical context as well as analyze sports from cross-cultural perspectives.

Students will gain an understanding of sport mass media, sport communication, sports reporting, interpersonal and organizational communication, and the impact each has in our global society. The courses cover theory and practice in cross-platform communication, sports ethics and theoretical underpinnings, public relations, and marketing. The minor provides applied fundamentals for students seeking employment in the commercial world of sports (areas such as management or promotion of athletic organizations) and in sports media.

This minor is offered jointly by the Department of Communication and the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism in the College of Education and Human Development.

Course Requirements

Required Courses (12 credits)

Elective Courses (6 credits) chosen from:

Special topics courses, when relevant, may be used to fulfill this requirement with the prior written approval of the director. Depending on which courses students took as a required course (above), they may use either SPMT 201 or SPMT 304 as an elective. COMM majors are required to take one elective SPMT course.

Total credits: 18

Academic Advisor

Stormi Woltz
Phone: 703-993-5261
Fairfax Campus: Krug Hall, Suite 213