B.S.J. On Campus

Sports and Adventure Media

West Virginia University

48 months
27336 USD/year
26736 USD/year
9816 USD/year
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This unique Sports and Adventure Media program from West Virginia University combines coursework from both the WVU Reed College of Media and the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences to offer students a curriculum that includes journalism, media, strategic communications, sports psychology and sports management.


In the Sports and Adventure Media major from West Virginia University, you will be prepared to enter an ever-changing digital media landscape by taking innovative courses that use the latest storytelling technology and audience engagement tactics, while instilling fundamental storytelling principles and media ethics.As a graduate of this program, you will stand out in sports media, adventure sports media and adventure tourism and travel industries thanks to the already experimental and innovative culture in the Reed College of Media. You will also be positioned to provide leadership in your career in these industries, because of the exposure and experiences you will receive during their college careers.Tailor this major to your interests by taking courses in one of these areas:

Adventure Media: Offers courses on multi-platform content production for strategic communications and journalism purposes. Includes Physical Education courses in adventure sports, which will provide students with necessary technical skills to work as media professionals in the adventure media industry.

Sports Media: Offers courses that focus on video sports production for industry and journalism purposes. Requires two College of Media electives, which offer students some flexibility to further tailor their specific interests and skill sets.

Program Learning Outcomes

The goal of the blended WVU Reed College of Media and College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences major in Sports and Adventure Media is to provide students with a foundation of knowledge and critical thinking and a depth of skills and understanding that will prepare them for professions in the sports and adventure media industries and/or for further education and research pursuits in sports and adventure media. We will achieve this goal by meeting the following objectives, which will culminate in a B.S.J. degree: 

  • Provide knowledge of the sports and adventure media industries so students have a foundational understanding and the necessary context for their future academics and profession in the industry. 
  • Through the major’s blended approach with the WVU College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, students will learn about the history, theory and current trends in sport management and adventure recreation, which will deepen their understanding of and applied learning in sports and adventure media.
  • Provide students with a foundation in media ethics so they understand the importance of adhering to ethical guidelines and incorporate real-world experiences that allow students to apply their professional ethics knowledge.
  • Teach students about the importance of diversity in the sports, sports management, and adventure media and recreation industries and provide hands-on experiences that require them to produce work that is about, and also serves, a diverse society.
  • Provide students with skills and knowledge in sports and adventure media content creation – through writing, photography and videography – through live and pre-produced programming, dissemination and audience engagement. 
  • Provide students with field experiences in sports and adventure media. 
  • Assist students in securing professional internships in their field of study. 
  • Expose students to emerging technologies and guide their appropriate use/application of them.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Media and Society
  • Sports and Adventure Media Writing
  • Sports and Adventure Media Video Storytelling
  • Video Editing
  • Psychological Perspectives of Sport

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Must have at least a 2.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale for general admission.
  • Must meet English Proficiency or request conditional admission and admission to the Intensive English Program (IEP).
  • Please be advised that some Engineering majors may reach capacity and therefore will be restricted from entry.
  • For direct admission to some colleges and majors, SAT or ACT scores are required and must be sent to WVU directly from the respective testing services. Please review the program requirements. For all other majors, international students are encouraged but not required to submit SAT or ACT scores, if available. SAT/ACT scores are useful for determining scholarship eligibility.
  • WVU welcomes applications from students with IGCSE and O-Level Certificates from Cambridge International for admissions consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27336 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 27336 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    26736 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26736 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9816 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9816 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Morgantown

775 - 1290 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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