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Golf Management, BS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Flagship Residential Campus

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Science in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Through a competency-based education format and state-of-the practice golf training equipment, students are given opportunities for success in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Present students with a comprehensive background in the history, rules, and traditions of golf.
  • Expose students to the proper physical and mental competencies required of golf professionals.
  • Develop students’ abilities in analyzing, making decisions regarding, and managing golf facilities and equipment, course operations, as well as staff.
  • Provide students the opportunity to demonstrate effective teaching techniques in playing golf.
  • Examine and synthesize golf management in relation to the hospitality industry.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Golf Management, students must earn 120 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Golf Management Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Traditions of Golf: History and Culture 3.0 credit hours
Golf Swing Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
Short Game Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
The Mental Approach to Golf 3.0 credit hours
Fundamentals of Golf Instruction 3.0 credit hours
Golf Club Fitting and Repair 3.0 credit hours
Rules of Golf 3.0 credit hours
Tournament Management 3.0 credit hours
Golf Course Design and Maintenance 3.0 credit hours
Club Management 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Golf Instruction 3.0 credit hours
The Business of Golf 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division Golf Management Courses ( 27.0 credit hours )
Golfer Development Programs 3.0 credit hours
Principles and Science of Coaching 3.0 credit hours
Golf Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Venue and Event Management 3.0 credit hours
HR Management for the Golf Profession 3.0 credit hours
Sport Administration and the Law 3.0 credit hours
Golf Management Seminar 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Professional Golf Management 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Rules of Golf 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division Electives ( 21.0 credit hours )
Students may include the elective courses listed below or other qualified upper division courses in Exercise Science, Sports Medicine, or Business.  The Program Director or Academic Dean may approve other courses for substitution.
Nutrition in Health Science 3.0 credit hours
Applied Kinesiology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Care/Prevention of Athletic Injury 3.0 credit hours
Advertising/Promotion Management 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management/Org Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Accounting for Non-Financial Managers 3.0 credit hours

Lower Level General Education Courses ( 27.0 credit hours )

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