Summer Pre-College: Sports Communication

COVID-19 Summer Pre-College Update

At Marist, our top priority is ensuring the safety and well-being of our students. With that in mind, the decision has been made to adapt our Summer Pre-College 2021 program to a 3-week online experience from July 12 - 30 with 14 course options.

Summer Pre-College: Sports Communication

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.

The required synchronous course time for this class for Summer 2021 will be from July 12 - 30, 2021, Monday - Friday 1:00 - 4:00 pm EST.


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 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

Program Cost: $1,500