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Summer Pre-College: Sports Communication

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Summer Pre-College: Sports Communication

In-Person Session I: June 30 - July 13, 2024

Earn college credits this summer while developing skills in sports journalism, sports public relations, and sports analytics.

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. 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 sports journalism or sports public relations, you will get a taste of the field. You'll also get behind-the-scenes virtual access to sports teams and their communication staff. In addition to all of that, we will cover sports analytics and also discuss the headlines and issues in sports; how they connect to you, as an athlete or a fan, but, more importantly, how they will connect to you as a sports communication professional.


Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.

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 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 and juniors 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 2024 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.