University of Miami

In the University of Miami , one of their mayor traditions is '" The Smoke". Always while entering a a game there is smoke let out to increase the fan enthusiasm. This started in 1950's when Bob Nalette came up with the idea of using fire extinguishers as a  simulation to smoke and since then  the tradition started.

MASCOT: Sebastian the Ibis

Colors: White, Green and Orange

The University of Miami  was founded George E. Merrick and chartered by a group of citizens who felt the need for a higher need of education for that areas youth , in 1925. South Florida was in its peak of growth and optimism, the resources helped and offered unique opportunities so that the university could grow . In the Fall of 1926  the first class of 560 enrolled ,but a devastating tornado hit the area and the university was struggling during 15 years.

"Today the University of Miami currently enrolls 15,670 students in approximately 120 undergraduate, 108 master’s, 49 doctoral, and two professional areas of study. The University’s students represent all 50 states and 114 foreign countries, and there are more than 155,000 University of Miami alumni."UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI COMMENCEMENT 2010

Miami U Fight Song

Miami, Miami, Miami, Hurricanes
Drive, Drive, you Hurricanes
Keep right on goin, up that scorin'
Miami, Miami, Miami, Hurricanes
Drive on over the goal and on to victory.

M-I-A-M-I, M-I-A-M-I, fight,fight,fight

Admission Requirements

  • Percent of Applicants Admitted: 40%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 600 / 700
    • SAT Math: 630 / 720
    • SAT Writing: 590 / 690
    • CT Composite: 28 / 32
    • ACT English: 29 / 34
    • ACT Math: 27 / 33

Tuition and Cost

Tuition and Other Expenses 2014-15

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Full-Time (12-20 credit hours)*$43,040

Required Fees*$1,310

1-11 Hours (per credit hour)$1,790

Over 20 Hours (per credit hour)$1,790

Graduate Tuition (per credit hour)$1,790

Law Tuition (day program)$45,200

Medical Tuition (M.D. program – FL residents)$34,862

Medical Tuition (M.D. program – non-residents)$41,580

Room (residential college, double occupancy)$7,336

Board (19-meal plan)$5,348

Travel, Books, and Personal Expenses$5,820

* Total for both semesters.

The Smoke

Degree Plan:Sport Communication-Broadcast Major

The four-year sport communication-broadcast curriculum combines the subject matter of human movement and sport with a significant body of course work in the Department of Telecommunications. There is a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) entrance requirement. Graduation requirements include:

  • Completion of general education requirements.
  • Completion of sport communication-broadcast major requirements.
  • A minimum of 124 successfully completed credit hours which count toward the degree program.
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA in a combination of ANAT-A 215 and courses with the following department code-prefixes: HPER-A, HPER-D, HPER-K, and HPER-P.
  • No Pass/Fail except for free electives.

General Education (20 – 39 credits)

All undergraduate students must complete the IU Bloomington campus-wide general education common ground requirements. Such students must visit the 2012-2013 General Education Bulletin to view these requirements.

Major (78 cr.)

Sport Communication Course Requirement (18 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:

  • HPER-P 213 Introduction to Sport Communication (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 251 Sport and Electronic Media (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 329 Issues in Sport Communication (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 333 Sport in America: Historical Perspectives (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 415 Sport Promotion and Public Relations (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 438 Internship in Sport Communication (3 cr.)

Legal Competency Requirement (3 cr.):
Complete one of the following legal competency courses:

  • HPER-P 411 Legal Issues in Sport Settings (3 cr.)
  • HPER-R 441 Legal Aspects of Recreation (3 cr.)

Computer Competency Requirement (3 cr.):
Complete one of the following courses:

  • BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)
  • CSCI-A 110 Introduction to Computers and Computing (3 cr.) +(N&M)
  • EDUC-W 200 Microcomputers in Education (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 200 Microcomputer Applications in Kinesiology (3 cr.)
  • HPER-R 237 Computers in Park, Recreation, and Tourism Management (3 cr.)

Specialty Topics Courses Requirement (9 cr.):
Complete 9 credits of the following repeatable topics courses:

  • HPER-P 304 Sport Industry Studies (3 cr.) (Repeatable once with different topic)
  • HPER-P 404 Colloquium in Sport Management (3 cr.) (Repeatable once with different topic)

Sport Communication Elective Requirement (9 cr.):
Consult the academic advisor for sport communication during selection of these courses.
Complete 9 credits of the following courses:

  • HPER-P 206 Recreational Sports Programming (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 211 Introduction to Sport Management (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 301 Job Search Strategies for Kinesiology Students (1 cr.)
  • HPER-P 304 Sport Industry Studies (3 cr.) (repeatable with different topic)
  • HPER-P 318 Management of the Sport Enterprise (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 328 Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 392 Sport in American Society (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 404 Colloquium in Sport Management (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 405 Introduction to Sport Psychology (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 418 Sport Marketing (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 423 Financial Principles of Sport (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 425 Sport Governance in the Global Community (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 426 Sales Management in Sport (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 428 Strategic Management in the Sport Industry (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 439 Practicum in Sport Studies (1-3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 445 Special Topics in Kinesiology (3 cr.)
  • HPER-P 492 Laboratory Assisting or Field Experience in Kinesiology (1-3 cr.)
  • HPER-R 354 Sport and Violence (3 cr.)

Telecommunication Requirements (18 cr.)

Complete the following four required courses:

  • TEL-T 101 Media Life (3 cr.) +(S&H)
  • TEL-T 205 Introduction to Media and Society (3 cr.)+(S&H)
  • TEL-T 206 Introduction to Design and Production (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 207 Introduction to Telecommunications Industry and Management (3 cr.)

Complete any six credits from the from courses listed in the following three telecommunications areas:

Media and Society

  • TEL-T 311 Media History (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 312 Politics and Media (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 313 Comparative Media Systems (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 314 Processes and Effects (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 316 Media Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 317 Children and Media (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 410 Sex and the Media (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 414 Public Communication Campaigns (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 416 Program Analysis and Criticism (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 424 Telecommunications and the Constitution (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 427 International Telecommunications (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 445 Sports and Television (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 451 Topical Seminar in Media and Society (3 cr.)
  • TEL-S 451 Honors Seminar in Media and Society (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 471 Applying Theory to Media Design (3 cr.)

Design and Production

  • TEL-T 330 Production Management (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 331 Script Writing (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 351 Video Field Production (1.5 cr.)
  • TEL-T 353 Audio Production (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 354 Program Graphics and Animation (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 356 TV Studio Operations/Production (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 361 Interactive Transmedia Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 364 Introduction to 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 366 Multiplayer Game Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 367 Theory /Practice Interactive Entertainment (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 369 Sound Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 431 Video Documentary (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 433 Advanced Projects in Web Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 435 Documentary Production (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 436 Advanced Production Workshop (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 437 WTIU Production Workshop (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 452 Topical Seminar in Design and Production (3 cr.)
  • TEL-S 452 Honors Seminar in Design and Production (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 454 DVD Authoring (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 460 Projects in Game Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 461 Advanced Interactive Transmedia Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 464 Advanced 3D Digital Modeling and Animation (3 cr.)

Industry and Management

  • TEL-T 316 Media Ethics and Professional Responsibility (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 321 Policymaking in Telecommunications (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 322 Telecommunications Networks (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 326 Network Design (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 327 Data Communications (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 329 Cable /Broadband Communications (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 340 Electronic Media Advertising (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 343 Electronic Media Sales (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 344 Programming Strategies (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 347 Promotion and Marketing (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 348 Audience Analysis (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 413 Global Media Issues (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 421 Economics of Communication Industries (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 422 Business Applications of Telecommunications (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 425 Telecommunications Law and Regulation (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 441 Advanced Advertising Strategies (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 446 Telecommunications Management (3 cr.)
  • TEL-T 453 Topical Seminar in Telecommunications Industry and Management (3 cr.)
  • TEL-S 453 Honors Seminar in Telecommunications Industry and Management (3 cr.)

Oral Communication Requirement (3 cr.)
Complete one of the following courses:

  • CMCL-C 121 Public Speaking (3 cr.) +(A&H)
  • CMCL-C 122 Interpersonal Communication (3 cr.) +(S&H)
  • BUS-C 104 Business Presentations (3 cr.)

Advanced Writing Requirement (3 cr.)
Complete one of the following courses:

  • ENG-W 231 Professional Writing Skills (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 270 Argumentative Writing (3 cr.)

Communication Requirement (6 cr.)
Complete six credits from the following courses:

  • BUS-C 204 Business Communications (3 cr.)
  • CMCL-C ____ Any communication and culture course +(some A&H)
  • ENG-G 205 Introduction to the English Language (3 cr.)
  • ENG-G 302 Structure of Modern English (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 103 Introductory Creative Writing (3 cr.) +(A&H)
  • ENG-W 202 English Grammar Review (1 cr.)
  • ENG-W 203 Creative Writing (3 cr.) (P: W 103)
  • ENG-W 240 Community Service Writing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 280 Literary Editing and Publishing (3 cr.)
  • ENG-W 350 Advanced Expository Writing (3 cr.)
  • JOUR-J 110 Foundations of Journalism and Mass Communication (3 cr.) +(S&H)
  • THTR-T 115 Oral Interpretation I (3 cr.)

Arts and Humanities Elective Requirement (3 cr.)
Complete three credits in Arts and Humanities in addition to those required by the general education requirement.

Social and Historical Studies Elective Requirement (3 cr.)

Complete three credits in Social and Historical Studies in addition to those required by the general education requirement.

Cover Letter for Sports Reporter

Univision Communications inc.

8551 Northwest 30th Terrace, Miami, FL

May,22 2015

To whom this may concern,

I am interested in applying for the sports broadcasting position available in the Univision center in Miami, Florida . As a graduate from the University in Miami with a bachelors on sports communication broadcast. I am very qualified and interested in this job position.

I have been on several news station before working as an assistant and I know everything there should to be known about the position, I have always had a strong interest in the sports broadcasting branch .I am very passionate about everything and it would be a great honor to share my knowledge and spread the word about the current sports taking place in the Miami area. As I mentioned before I have lived in Miami and know the area very well so if I have to go out and make a quick report ,I will know the area and how to get there. I am a fluent Spanish speaker and writer and will be able to get in touch with the Latino communities around the Miami area.

My goal is to combine my love for sports and my love for talking to a mass variety of people and share the common interest or sports with all of my enthusiasm and passion as I can. I believe I am a good candidate for this position because I am very good at memorizing information and improvising and I never give up.

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration of me entering my dream job.


Patricia Soto

42135, Donut lane, Miami ,FL

(463) 436-8425

Letter of Recomendation

To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter for Patricia Soto for a position to be a sports broadcaster on Univision. Patricia Soto is a fellow classmate of mine that I met in 2014. We were both students attending Pebble Hills High School when we first interacted.

Patricia Soto is an excellent presenter, an organized individual, and a hard worker. Patricia has always been able to do well under pressure. Although she makes few mistakes, she is always able to adjust herself to correctly complete her task.Patricia is not afraid to ask questions and will always make sure she knows her responsibility. She has a desire to do well in all of her assigned activities, even the slightest. Ms. Soto has been able to keep up with her overwhelming assignments because of her natural ability to stay organized. She is always on schedule. Hard working has always been an excellent quality for Patricia. A burning passion to do well rests in her and all around her are able to see it.

I am certain that Patricia Soto will have a very positive impact on your news station. With her determination and charisma, it will be nearly impossible for her to disappoint any company. Any news station would be extremely fortunate to have Patricia Soto on their team. I can share additional information about Patricia’s abilities at or (915)778-9292.


Marissa Atilano

El Paso, TX 79938

Tel: (915)778-9292



Patricia Soto

Education History

Aug. 2014 - June 2018

Pebble Hills High school
El Paso, Texas

Jan. 2014 - To Present

University of Miami
El Paso, Texas

» sports brodcasting

Work Experience

Jan. 2012 - To Present

Soto Family
El Paso, Texas

» Taking care of fellow siblings and cousins

Volunteer Experience

Nov. 2015 - Nov. 2015

El Dorado 9th grade academy science night
El Paso, Texas

Apr. 2015 - May 2015

Jane A Hambric 8th soccer
El Paso, Texas

Aug. 2013 - Oct. 2013

Mrs. Ceniceros
Student worker
El Paso, Texas

» helped fellow coach

Awards & Certificates

» Heart of the Team (April 2013)
» A-B Honor Role(September 2010)

Extracurricular Activities

National Honor Society

Hobbies & Interests

» Dance
» Soccer

Skills & Abilities

» Creative
» People person
» Self-motivated
» Team player
» Spanish

Persuasive Essay

     Education is something everyone should have so we can move on as a country and grow. This can help you get more knowledge and learn more about the world around you and how it in the United States we do have free education from the kindergarten to when you graduate from high school but after that getting that knowledge costs you money. Not everybody has that amount of money and sometimes you are not able to afford that type of education. But if I were to get that scholarship I would use every single single penny so I could get my education to a higher level and so I can grow as a person and do what I have always dreamed of ,being a sports broadcaster.

     Ever since when I was a little girl I have always seen television and by seeing the people on the news stations and wondered how it felt. As I grew up my interest for broadcasting and reporting became bigger I would see the news stations every day and I would imagine myself there talking to people about the latest incidents. As I became a bit more mature I started to grow a big passion for sports ,all I wanted to do was talk about sports ,see sports and sometimes even played sports,. I never was really that good at sports but I just wanted to see them and talk about them. I remember one time it was the summer of 2010 when I was in a balloon festival and the man with the camera came up to me and decided to interview me ,we started talking and he started asking me a lot of questions about the balloons but then we sidetracked and started talking about soccer. He told me that he could see the enthusiasm when I speak about sports and that he could really connect to me as I was talking to him about though currently going on World Cup, he said that I wasn't even hesitating because all that time there was a camera in front of me. He mentioned that if I pay good attention in school and really got into the sports communication broadcasting system, I was going to have a really bright future in front of me. Since that day I knew that my destiny was to be in front of a camera talking about the next sport for mom and them and just getting the word out there about sports.

     As I was growing up I had never had a fear of talking to new people and just getting some type of information from someone and passing it on, I was never afraid of speaking up and actually putting what I thought and my voice out to the world. I have always had really good talking skills and am very dedicated to something , and once I start it ,I finish it. I am very dedicated and I always find ways to complete certain assignments that seem impossible. Many people have told me before that I have a really approachable personality , that will make most of the interviewing section of the job easier. In the sports broadcasting world there aren't many females that become well known for it, and one day I will change that.

     I will assure you that if I get that scholarship I will make everything I can out of it . I will work so hard to keep my GPA up and study as hard as I can so I can get my education levels higher and learn more about the things I love. I will become one of the first world wide known sports reporter and will be living my childhood dream.


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