University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

Academics

About the PGA Golf Management Program

As a student of the UCCS PGA Golf Management Program, you will complete a 120-credit hour curriculum of academic courses leading to a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis of your choosing. You will also complete the PGA Golf Management 2.0 professional training program. Your golf-related specialized courses will include:


Club repair in class• Anatomy and Exercise Science Applied to Golf
• Retail Merchandise Management 
• Human Resource Management

• Food and Beverage Service Management 
• TurfGrass Management 
• Swing Concepts and Analysis
• Golf Club Design and Repair
• Tournament Operations

Choose your business Area of Emphasis from among any of those offered by the College of Business, including Accounting, Service Management, Marketing, and Business Administration. 

More than 70% of the academic coursework is taken in the College of Business with the remainder in areas outside business, providing students with broad educational experiences. Take a look at the Model Degree Program to get an idea of what your academic career will look like.

Before graduation, you will complete three knowledge tests administered by the PGA, the Golf Management 2.0 program, the Playing Ability Test, and three supervised full-time internships.

The PGA Golf Management Program is challenging and multi-faceted in order to prepare its graduates for membership in the PGA of America and a long and successful professional career in the golf industry. 

We received our initial accreditation from the Professional Golfers' Association of America in 2003. Our roster has included students from 38 different states from coast to coast. Currently, we have over 100 participants in the Program.  This number represents a major success and proof that we are quickly gaining a national reputation as a great program.

Applicants are also expected to meet the PGA's membership requirements by the time they are ready to graduate. These requirements are listed on the PGA website. 

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