Hofstra University Continuing Education

Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Certificate Program for Teens

You don’t have to wait for college to experience sports journalism and broadcasting. At the Sports Journalism and Broadcasting Institute for Teens, our non-credited certificate programs is open to anyone from 12 to 18 years of age.

The in-depth series of courses within the certificate program shall provide students with the necessary fundamental core foundations and skill sets required in sports journalism, as well as, how to become a well-rounded sportscaster. Students are taught in state-of-the-art classrooms and studios on the Hofstra University campus.

Certificate Program Areas of Training
  • Research and Preparation
  • Writing
  • Interviewing
  • Radio Hosting
  • TV Hosting and Anchoring
  • Debating
  • Vocal Training
  • Producing and Editing
  • Sports Play-by-Play & Color Commentary
The central difference between the two certificate options is the training and utilization of the equipment in the TV and Audio Recording studios. Through the virtual certificate program, we have abilities to:
  • Record any training (Radio / TV / Play-by-Play) activity.
  • Edit any training activity.
  • Simulate utilization of a teleprompter.
Students currently matriculating through the in-person certificate can satisfy the requirements either by taking in-person and/or virtually class options.

The skills sets taught in this certificate program will help prepare students for college level studies, work experiences, and future career goals.

Our instructors through critical critique will provide honest student assessments.

Upon successful completion of the programs students will receive a Hofstra University Continuing Education official student transcript and a program certificate. Certificate can be earned in less than 12-months.

Tuition Discounts Available
  • Early registration discounts apply for every program.
  • Interest free payment plans are available.

All Sports Journalism programs can be taken as Open Enrollment classes.

For more information, contact Madeline Schmitt, Sports Journalism Director, at 516-463-7400,
or email ce-youth@hofstra.edu.

Note: Continuing Education reserves to right to adjust and/or substitute program courses and curriculum as required.

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