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Communication, Media, Arts, and Design

Sport Communication and Media

Bachelor of Science in Sport Leadership and Management


  • Oxford
  • Major
  • On Campus

Looking for an Exciting Career Full of Opportunity?

Fueled by an immense global interest in sport and sport information, intense fandom, and live sport consumption, the sport communication and media landscape is one full of opportunity and engagement. This major provides distinct courses and hands-on experiences to prepare students to enter this ever-changing and ever-growing environment.

Contact Info

Brody Ruihley

Associate Professor and Assistant Chair

118 Laws Hall

Oxford, OH 45056


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Curriculum and Courses

This major provides a distinct set of courses and hands-on experiences to prepare students to enter this ever-changing and ever-growing sport environment.

  • MJF 105 Introduction to Media and Culture
  • SLM 273 Sport Communication and Media
  • MAC 312 TV Studio Production
  • SLM 378 Sport, Power and Inequality
  • SLM 495 Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Media experts for college, professional, or Olympic sport programs; Sport media relations; Digital video and audio/web design experts for sport programs; Public relations and promotion specialists for sport organizations. Print journalist; Sport information directors in intercollegiate sport programs; Public/community relations with professional sport programs; Broadcast journalists in radio or television.

Facts and Stats

A Degree That Holds Its Worth

  • 15.2% SLAM Graduates Earn 15.2% Higher than National Average Starting Salary for Sport Administration Graduates

    First Destination Survey Data

  • Top 25 Best Colleges for Sport Management in America


  • Only 1 Only University in Ohio to Offer a Sport Analytics Minor and Summer Academy for Undergraduate Students


  • I have professors that I trust so, so much. They've been so influential, and I really trust and value their input, and I take in everything they say.

    Chris Vinel '21
    Past Editor-in-Chief of The Miami Student

Additional Opportunities

Additional opportunities for SLAM students are available in and out of the classroom. All SLAM majors are encouraged to be involved with the Sport Leadership and Management student club or the Women in Sport Leadership student organization.

  • The Sport Analytics Summer Academy (SASA)

    A four-week, on-campus summer program designed to engage students with an understanding of how sport organizations analyze, interpret, and communicate data efficiently and effectively in sport while earning 9 credit hours towards a Certificate in Sports Analytics.

    Check out the Certificate
  • Study Abroad in Sport

    SLAM offers several sport-specific study abroad programs including winter term in New Zealand, spring break in Europe, or a spring semester on the Luxembourg campus. Our curriculum provides a global perspective of sport to encourage SLAM students to be culturally competent global citizens.

    Explore Study Abroad
  • Internship Experiences

    SLAM students participate in internships with professional sports teams, the Miami University Athletic Department, sport agencies, and community recreation and sport programs.

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