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Sports Communication and Marketing

U.S. Open. The Super Bowl. The World Cup — you name it, you could be there.

Whether you prefer being front and center reporting live, or behind the scenes helping with production, you will have the skills and knowledge to cover or promote big-time sports events.

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How to Apply

Top Reasons

Our newly renovated facilities and broadcast studio, as well as a plethora of internship opportunities serve to complement each other, aiding our students to achieve their highest potential within this top-notch, interdisciplinary program.

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Hands-On Experience

Through engaged learning, students will work with faculty and sports industry experts combining textbook theory with industry application.

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Central Florida Location

Located between two major cities, Orlando and Tampa, which provides ample sports franchise opportunities.

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Cutting-Edge Facilities

Students utilize our newly renovated facilities and broadcast studio, HD video equipment and software to produce world-class productions.

Program Contact

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Dr. Alex Ortiz

Chair of Communication
863.680.3003

Course Information

A full description of the curriculum and course titles can be found in the academic catalog.

Academic Catalog

Clubs and Organizations

Our majors are encouraged to participate in the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC), which provides an opportunity to work on a real-life advertising campaign. You’ll also have numerous opportunities to network with industry professionals and tour area advertising agencies as a member of AdFed, our student advertising organization.

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