Golf News for Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Sponsorship

Keiser University College of Golf supports South Florida PGA Section

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) is proud to be a Supporting Partner of South Florida PGA Section, and was recently recognized by the SFPGA at its annual membership meeting in Weston, Fla.

Keiser University COGSM Vice President John McMurry, Executive Director of Golf Operations and PGA Master Professional Dr. Eric Wilson, Director of Admissions Ron Lewis, and Community Relations Coordinator Liz Snyder attended the recent event, and Dr. Wilson spoke to more than 75 PGA members on the benefits of continuing education.

This spring, Keiser University COGSM unveiled an all-new scholarship program to assist PGA and LPGA members complete their Bachelor's Degrees in Sport Management with a choice of concentrations that include Golf Management, Psychology or Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology. Through Keiser University COGSM's Professional Golfers Association Program, active Class A PGA and Class A & B LPGA Members and their immediate families have the opportunity to complete their degrees on-line and receive a 25 percent scholarship toward tuition costs, while still continuing their full-time careers.

"The South Florida PGA Section has a long and prestigious history of promoting the game of golf and maintaining high standards for golf professionals, so Keiser University College of Golf is proud to be a supporting partner of the SFPGA and its members," says Dr. Wilson, who is a PGA Master Professional. "Our new Professional Golfers Association Program, for example, gives PGA and LPGA members a means to ease the financial burden of continuing education and help some students reach goals that might have otherwise been unobtainable."

Keiser University COGSM is well-known for its Associate of Science Degree in Golf which prepares students 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. The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare students for careers in sport-related industries with concentrations in either Golf, Psychology and Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology. This is a 120-credit program geared to admit students right out of high school. For graduates of an accredited institution who hold an Associate's Degree or higher and have six months of employment in hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation, golf or a related field, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management can be obtained as a completion degree entirely online in as few as 20 months.

For more information on attending Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, please contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu; or call 888.355.4465.

About Keiser University:
Keiser University (KU) is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 15 campuses and online and employing nearly 3,500 staff and faculty. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University. Sixty-two percent of KU students graduate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and healthcare fields, providing the talented workforce necessary for Florida to compete globally. Keiser University's educational reach extends globally through its international programs, including the Latin Division, a cooperative agreement in the Eastern European nation of Moldova, and an off-site campus in Shanghai, China.