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Golf Teaching and Learning, MS

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Flagship Residential Campus

Keiser University’s Online Master of Science in Golf Teaching and Learning program prepares students for careers in the golf instruction industry. This intensive program provides current and aspiring golf instructors with theoretical and practical knowledge in teaching and learning concepts applicable to golf, including the science of the golf swing, the science of learning, motor skill acquisition, coaching adult golfers, teaching youth golfers, and the business of teaching.

Program Objectives

The overall objective of the program is to provide the student with the highest level of educational value to provide the tools necessary for success in teaching the game of golf. The program goals are:

  • Identify broad based program goals consistent with the program’s mission.
  • To develop students’ skills and abilities as golf instructors by interleaving the various mental, physical, age-specific, and conceptual aspects relating to golf instruction.
  • To provide students with a framework from which they can further develop their teaching strategies, philosophies, and practices and be able to mentor less-experienced golf instructors.
  • To expose students to the concepts and practice of live research.
  • Expose students to the proper physical and mental competencies required of golf instructors.
  • Develop students’ abilities to analyze and make decisions regarding management of golf instructional programs, facilities and equipment, and staff.
  • Provide students the opportunity to demonstrate effective teaching techniques, including in the areas of golf fitness and nutrition.
  • Provide students with a theoretical understanding of how learning and motor skill development occur.
  • Provide students a background in the differences between pedagogy and andragogy.
  • Ensure students understand research concepts and techniques and conduct a theoretically sound research project.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive a Master of Science in Golf Teaching and Learning degree, students must earn graduate semester credit hours as described below. The length of this program is approximately 24 months.

Graduate Division Courses

Master of Science in Golf Teaching and Learning Major Courses (36.0 credit hours)
The Science of the Golf Swing 3.0 credit hours
The Science of Learning 3.0 credit hours
Motor Skill Acquisition 3.0 credit hours
Facilitating the Adult Golfer 3.0 credit hours
Teaching the Youth Golfer 3.0 credit hours
Golf Fitness and Nutrition 3.0 credit hours
The Mental Aspect of Teaching: Problem Solving and Critical Thinking in Golf 3.0 credit hours
History of the Golf Profession 3.0 credit hours
The Business of Teaching Golf 3.0 credit hours
Action Research I 3.0 credit hours
Action Research II 3.0 credit hours
Capstone: Teaching and Learning Golf 3.0 credit hours

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