Golf News for Wednesday, January 22, 2014 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management special intra-program collaboration

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Well-known for providing students with a hands-on learning experience, Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) recently brought together students from differing educational fields to help both develop a better understanding of how the demands of sports and exercise affect the human body.

For Keiser University COGSM's special intra-program collaboration, students within the Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology (A.S. Program) worked side by side with students of the Dietetic & Nutrition Program (B.S. Program) at the Port St. Lucie campus to collect and analyze test data. After an informative two-hour lecture covering the energy systems utilized in fitness, the Diet & Nutrition students were put through a circuit-style exercise session conducted by the Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology students. The students then recorded blood pressures and blood glucose levels and analyzed the physiological affects of exercise.

"The Dietetics and Nutrition students are studying 'Nutrition in Health & Exercise' this term and we thought a collaboration between the two degree programs would be beneficial to both student groups in understanding how the demands of sports and exercise affect the body," says John McMurry, Campus Vice-President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "Keiser University College of Golf has always been committed to providing students with hands-on learning opportunities, and it was very rewarding to see the students from both programs connect in a positive and meaningful way."

The Keiser University COGSM campus features a 20,000-square-foot facility which includes a 1,500-square-foot indoor putting green, advanced launch monitor technology, an interactive golf simulator powered by Sports Coach Systems, TaylorMade MAT-T swing analysis system, and a golf club repair lab equipped by Mitchell Golf Equipment. Students also receive access to the highly acclaimed PGA Center for Golf Learning and Performance where they can practice on a 35-acre lighted practice range, short game areas, bunker facility and extensive putting greens. In addition, Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management gives students access to several PGA Master Professionals, such as Brian Hughes and Dr. Eric Wilson, as well as Golf Magazine top 100 teacher Dr. T.J. Tomasi.

Keiser University COGSM 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. Keiser University COGSM's Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree (with a concentration in golf management) focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.

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. 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.

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