Summer Pre-College: Sports Communication

Earn college credits this summer while developing skills in sports writing, broadcasting, podcasting and production.

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of all of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2020 program to a 3-week online experience with 8 courses from July 6 -24. This program will not be available during Summer 2020. View Summer 2020 virtual courses or check back for update courses for Summer 2021. 

Summer Pre-College: Sports Communication

Here at Marist College's Center for Sports Communication, we pride ourselves on preparing motivated students to work in the dynamic field of sports media. Get a taste of what that experience is like this summer in Poughkeepsie, NY or in New York City, the media capital of the world. As part of the Sports Communication Summer Pre-College program, you'll meet leaders in sports media and learn about the basic skills needed to get to where they are. Whether you are interested in writing, broadcasting, podcasting or production, you will get a taste of the field. You'll also attend sporting events and get behind-the-scenes access. In addition to all of that, we will discuss the headlines and the issues in sports, how they connect to history and finally how they connect to you, as an athlete or a fan, but more importantly as someone who wants to work in this industry.


Welcome to Marist's Summer Pre-College in Sports Communication Program!

Marist College is a highly selective comprehensive liberal arts institution noted for its leadership in technology in and out of the classroom. When prospective students see Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the faculty attentiveness, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop skills, make lifelong friends, and finish ahead of the competition for their next steps.

Program goals:

  • Become well-versed in the foundations of this growing and exciting field
  • Analyze the business strategies behind the games we watch and the websites we peruse
  • Investigate how a story goes from idea to press
  • Scrutinize the impact that sports media has on society
  • Explore the role sports information and sports marketing have on attracting fans and corporate sponsors.
  • Discover how new technologies influence sports media
  • Experience the thrill of doing sports reporting and broadcasting under the supervision of skilled experts
  • Learn firsthand from sports media professionals who will share their experiences 


Earn College Credit Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Summer Pre-College Sports Communication Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course COM 160, Introduction to Sports Communication.

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2020 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.