Golf News for Thursday, May 1, 2014 | Instruction

Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management hands-on education

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Hands-on learning experiences are key for a quality education, and the Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) is bringing together students from differing fields of study to provide unique and educational hands-on opportunities. As part of its intra-school collaboration program, the Keiser University COGSM students within the Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology (A.S. Program) recently teamed up with the Golf Management students to learn the importance of exercise and its effect on the game of golf.

During the event, the Sports Medicine & Fitness Technology students put the Golf Management students through a series of core exercises specifically designed to enhance their golf games. Each golf student warmed up and then followed their SMFT 'trainer' to 10 stations. They reviewed the importance of working the core muscles as well as the stabilizing muscles of the legs at several challenging balancing stations.

"Our intra-school collaboration program gives students from different programs a dynamic opportunity to network together and it allows them to put their classroom learning into real world application," says John McMurry, Campus Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management. "By combining quality academic programs and hands-on learning opportunities, we're able to create a high caliber educational experience that helps prepare our students for a professional and successful career in the golf industry as well as in the field of fitness training and exercise testing."

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.

In addition, the COGSM campus is also the home of the Associates and Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology, which prepares students for a career in the sports and fitness arena. This might include such options as becoming a personal trainer, fitness consultant, fitness equipment representative, etc. Should a student decide he or she wishes to pursue further education in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Chiropractics, then the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science would be the right fit. This program, along with the Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology program, make up the "Sports and Exercise Science" Department. The students learn in both classroom and fitness laboratory settings which are fully equipped with a plethora of equipment suitable for fitness training as well as fitness testing.

To facilitate students' degree programs, 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. Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management also 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.

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; or call 888.355.4465.

About Keiser University:
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 17 campuses, online and internationally, employing 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.

John Meng
Meng & Company
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