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Sports Communication Certificate SPTC-CT

Degree Type: Certificate

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
COMM 301 Interviewing 3
COMM 380 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 389 Sports Communication 3
Elective Courses
Select one course from the following options
AIMC 300 Principles of Advertising/IMC 3
AIMC 334 Fundamentals of Media 3
BLAW 321 Contracts and Sales 3
COMM 383 Mass and Social Media Comm 3
COMM 385 Broadcast Writing 3
COMM 387 Broadcast Presentation 3
FMAN 321 Principles of Facility Mgmt 3
FMAN 322 Project Management 3
GRDE 114 Design Survey 3
GRDE 116 Computers in Visual Media 3
GRDE 118 Desktop Publishing 3
HIST 285 History of Sports 3
HOMT 305 Convention and Meeting Sales 3
HOMT 401 Special Event Planning 3
JRNL 121 Writing for Mass Media 3
JRNL 251 Understanding Mass Media 3
MGMT 375 Negotiations 3
MKTG 321 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 420 Sports Marketing 3
PREL 240 Public Relations Principle 3
PREL 341 Public Relations Tactics 3
TDMP 110 Intro to Video Communications 3
TDMP 243 Field Production 3
TDMP 314 Remote Television Production 3
TDMP 326 Script Writing 3

Why Choose the Sports Communication Certificate?

The sports industry has become a major player in the national and world economy. Beyond the obvious competition events involving players, coaches and spectators, the industry requires many support personnel to administer, market, and broadcast events. At every level of involvement, appropriate and effective communication is required. This certificate offers students pursuing careers in the sports industry an opportunity to acquire knowledge and develop skills and attitudes for achieving competent 'sports communication.'

Admission Requirements

This Sports Communication certificate is open to any student admitted to Ferris State University except those pursuing a B.S. in Applied Speech Communication or a B.A. with a Communication major. The certificate is designed to complement any Ferris major program.

Graduation Requirements

This certificate requires a minimum of 12 credits. This certificate requires a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in these courses. At least 50% of the credits for this certificate must be Ferris State University credits. No more than three credits from this certificate may count towards completion of an academic major. English 250 with a C or higher is required.

More Information

Department of Humanities
Ferris State University
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 127
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Advisor: Dr. Sandy Alspach
Phone:   231-591-2779
email:   alspachs@ferris.edu

Program Coordinator: Dr. Cami Sanderson
Phone:   231-591-3675

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