School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University
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School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism - George Mason University

The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (SRHT) offers exciting, career-ready majors in dynamic fields such as athletic training, tourism and events management, health and physical education, kinesiology, sport management, and recreation management. SRHT features renowned faculty, cutting-edge research, six laboratories and centers, and a diverse student body of more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students each year. Each major requires one or more internship or clinical experiences, ensuring that students graduate not just with a transcript but with a resume that demonstrates their professional aptitude and skills.

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

Four required courses (12 credits)

Two 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.

Click to view the 2017-2018 Sport Communication Minor Advising Sheet

Total: 18 credits

For more information about this minor, contact:

Michelle Gnoleba
Academic Advisor
mgnoleba@gmu.edu
Phone: 703-993-5200
Thompson Hall, Suite 2300 (Fairfax)