Sports Media Undergraduate Certificate

Gain experience and expertise in the fields of advertising, communications, journalism, marketing, media and public relations with the Sports Media Undergraduate Certificate​ in Temple’s Lew Klein College of Media and Communication. This 18-credit undergraduate certificate program is aimed at enhancing the future employment prospects for any student interested in the field of sports media. Through an innovative curriculum, students will develop a greater understanding of the coverage of sport as well as the cultural impact sport has on society.

Students in the Sports Media Certificate will also spend time examining the perspectives of race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, class and demographics as they pertain to sports media and sports media representation. Writing skills and research methodology are areas of focus as well within the rigorous cross-disciplinary curriculum of the Sports Media Certificate program.

Sports media analyst and Temple alumnus, Kevin Negandhi, speaks on Main Campus.
Sports media analyst and Temple alumnus, Kevin Negandhi, speaks on Main Campus.
Photo credit: Joseph V. Labolito

Classes & Curriculum

The 18-credit Sports Media Certficate program may be completed in up to two years, with classes taught primarily on Temple’s Main Campus. Classes you are likely to take as part of the program include the following.

  • Advanced Sports Reporting
  • Beyond the Lines: Producing Sports Journalism
  • Communicating Sports Statistics and Data
  • The Influence of Sports Media on Modern Society

Learn more about courses and requirements for the Sports Media Undergraduate Certificate.

Related Graduate Degrees


The aim of the Sports Media Certificate program is to produce well-educated and well-rounded students able to step immediately into the competitive sports media job market. Potential career paths for graduates include the following.

  • Communications associate
  • Coordinator of team relationships and public relations
  • Entertainment development and marketing intern
  • Production assistant
  • Sports anchor/reporter 
  • Video production assistant
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Kevin McAlpin

Radio Network Reporter, Atlanta Braves

As Kevin McAlpin, KLN ’04, spent summers at the Jersey Shore, Phillies sports radio acted as the soundtrack to his adolescence. He knew from a young age that his future lay in the sport. After graduation, the Havertown, Pennsylvania, native blended his passion for his favorite game with the skills learned at Temple's Klein College of Media and Communication to make his mark in sports media. Starting as an intern in ballpark operations with the Phillies, he took any opportunity to advance himself in the industry. Today, you can find Kevin in Atlanta as a radio network reporter for the Braves.

Read more about Kevin’s journey.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate Program is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. You can view the full Cost of Attendance breakdown on the Student Financial Services website.


Additional Program Information