Associate of Science in Golf Management

ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GOLF MANAGEMENT

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree 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

  • 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.

CURRICULUM

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Golf Management, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Golf Management Major Courses (36 Credit Hours)

  • SPM1050 Traditions of Golf: History and Culture (3 credit hours)
  • SPM1051 Golf Swing Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
  • SPM1052 Short Game Fundamentals (3 credit hours)
  • SPM1053 The Mental Approach to Golf (3 credit hours)
  • SPM1054 Fundamentals of Golf Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • SPM1056 Golf Club Fitting and Repair (3 credit hours)
  • SPM1057 Rules of Golf (3 credit hours)
  • SPM2440 Tournament Management (3 credit hours)
  • SPM2640 Golf Course Design and Maintenance (3 credit hours)
  • SPM2641 Club Management (3 credit hours)
  • SPM2058 Advanced Golf Instruction (3 credit hours)
  • SPM2810 The Business of Golf (3 credit hours)

General Education Courses (24 Credit Hours)

  • Behavioral/ Social Science (3 credit hours)
    IDS1107 Strategies for Success - 3 credit hours
    * IDS1107 Must be completed at the College of Golf
  • Communications (3 credit hours)
    SPC 1010 Speech - 3 credit hours
  • Computers (3 credit hours)
    CGS 1000C Intro to Computers - 3 credit hours
  • English (3 credit hours)
    ENC 1101 English Composition I - 3 credit hours
  • Humanities/Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
    AML 1000 American Literature - 3 credit hours
  • Mathematics (3 credit hours)
    MAT 1033 Intermediate Algebra - 3 credit hours
  • Natural Science (6 credit hours)
    BSC 1010 General Biology - 3 credit hours
    BSC 1030 Environmental Science - 3 credit hours

As part of our Golf in College program, students will play and practice while preparing for a golf career.