Professional Golf Management: Curriculum
The Sport Management Studies Program has three distinctive tracks: (1) Sport Management, (2) Professional Golf Management, and (3) Wellness and Fitness.
The Sport Management Studies Program is open to any student who has been admitted to California University of Pennsylvania.
Once a student matriculates in the Sport Management studies Program, the student must maintain the following:
- Students beginning¬†in the fall 2008 semester must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade-point average (GPA);
- A student earning a D in a SPT major course must repeat this class. Students who began in fall 2004 through spring 2008 must have a minimum of a 2.25 cumulative GPA. A student earning a D in a SPT major course must repeat this class; and
- Students enrolled before fall 2004 must have a minimum of 2.00 GPA.
The four-and-one-half year Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program is a structured undergraduate educational offering by California University of Pennsylvania. PGM provides students with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry. One of the key components of the Professional Golf Management Program is the internship opportunities which require each student to complete a total of 16 months of internship. The 16 months are achieved through five separate internships which require students to work under a Class A PGA professional at a minimum of three different types of facilities, ranging from public, private, municipal and military golf facilities to organizations such as a PGA section office, an amateur or professional tournament series, or a golf equipment manufacturer. The internships are an invaluable opportunity for students to apply classroom theory to the practical applied skills necessary to acquire Class A PGA membership. Candidates must have a 2.50 GPA overall in order to matriculate and graduate from the PGM Program. Any student receiving a grade of D in a major course must repeat the class.
The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.