The sports journalism certificate program explores issues and trends through instruction, programming and research. The curriculum covers sports writing, sports information, sports ethics, sports media and society, sports industry, and sports and public policy.
Students are encouraged to complete co-curricular work at the student-run newspaper, the campus radio station, and the Athletic Department.
What is sports journalism?
Penn State students interested sports communications and sports journalism careers are in the perfect spot to hone their skills. A combination of classroom instruction and co-curricular activities provide hands-on experience covering athletics events.
Completing the certificate helps prepare students for opportunities with league, sport and team publicity and sports information operations, as well as members of the sports media in its varied formats.
Who can complete this certificate?
Students majoring in Digital Journalism or Corporate Communications can earn this certificate.