Careers in the wide world of sports are both exciting and rewarding. Sports journalists cover events from the best seats in the house, sports production crews capture all of the action for the fans at home, and sports media relations professionals work to promote their organizations and athletes.
Quinnipiac offers a graduate program in sports journalism as well as specialized courses and training that prepare students for professional careers in sports. Course topics include:
- Sports reporting
- Sports public relations
- Sports radio and television production
- Sports, media and society
These courses complement a broad set of foundation and skills courses in journalism, public relations, media studies, film, video and interactive media and the liberal arts. Students also have the opportunity to pursue an interdisciplinary minor in Sports Studies, which includes a variety of courses ranging from the sociology, philosophy, and history of sports to sports health and sports economics.
Students also gain valuable work experience outside of the classroom. The campus is a short trip from New York and Boston, two of the leading centers in the sports market, and ESPN is close by in Bristol, Conn. Many students have appeared on live broadcasts and earned money as freelancers while still in school. Quinnipiac is the only school in the Northeast promoting student involvement in broadcast production at this level.
You'll also have a chance to gain hands-on training right here on campus. The University fields 19 NCAA Division I varsity teams, providing the perfect opportunity to observe and cover top-notch intercollegiate competition. Students can help produce broadcasts of Quinnipiac hockey and basketball games--which air on the ESPNU, MSG and NESN networks--gaining valuable experience working side-by-side with professional crews.