Golf is a $76 billion a year industry nationwide
Port St. Lucie, FL (PRWEB) December 5, 2009
As one of the premier institutions offering golf education, the College of Golf at Keiser University has been approved to offer its Associate of Science in Golf Management degree. Students can apply for the 16-month program on the program’s website at http://www.collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu , to begin coursework starting in Jan 2010.
To receive an Associate of Science degree in Golf Management, students must earn 69 credit hours. The comprehensive curriculum for the program will include courses that focus on the history, culture, and traditions of golf, and those that train students on the rules of the sport. This golf education program goes beyond basic golf skills to require students to learn how to be golf instructors themselves, learn the basics of retail management as it relates to golf operations, and how to manage overall golf operations. Program requirements also include completion of courses in golf course design, hospitality management, and those that provide a thorough understanding of the business side of the industry.
Erik Wilson, Vice President of Keiser University, says, “We are very pleased to be approved to go forward with our golf management degree offering. At Keiser, we strive to draw students with many goals and aspirations. With the Associate of Science in Golf Management, we hope to bring in an entirely new student base which will be prepared for work in yet another competitive industry.”
While the courses in golf management comprise of 45 credit hours, the golf school also includes 24 credit hours of general education courses into the program. These include speech and writing classes, as well as computer, mathematics, and biology/environmental science courses.
“Golf is a $76 billion a year industry nationwide,” added Wilson. “There are an estimated 2 million jobs related to golf, encompassing a wide range of fields, including management, design, and teaching. Our program is designed around this concept to prepare students, no matter their focus, for the future.”
The golf career college provides further details on the course offerings via its website, which includes informative pages on financial aid options, the campus, and career placement services. Prospective students can apply to or contact the golf school directly online.
Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, 404.679.4501, to award certificates, associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.
About College of Golf at Keiser University:
The College of Golf is part of Keiser University, an institution which has offered degrees from associate to doctorate level starting in 1977. It is based in a 20,000 square foot facility that includes 4,000 square feet of indoor space for golf instruction with state-of-the-art training equipment. Tuition includes access to the PGA Center for Learning and Performance. The school provides 12 chances to start each year, allowing students to begin courses on a monthly basis instead of at the beginning of each semester.