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Bachelor of Science - Sport Management Studies: Professional Golf Management Concentration

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The sport management studies program has three distinctive tracks: sport management, professional golf management, and 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 into the sport management studies program with a concentration in professional golf management (PGM), the student must maintain the following:

  • Students beginning in the PGM program after the fall 2008 semester must have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade point average.
  • A student earning a D or below in a SPT or PGM major specific course must repeat this class.

The four-year professional golf management 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 PGM 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 that 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 or below in a major course (SPT and PGM) must repeat the class.

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year 

First Semester - 16 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 100 Introduction to Professional Golf Management

3 crs.

*ECO 100 Elements of Economics

3 crs.

**ENG 101 English Composition I

3 crs.

**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

1 cr.

General Education and/or Elective Courses

6 crs.

 

 

Second Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 150 Teaching of Golf I

3 crs.

*BUS 100 Introduction to Business

3 crs.

General Education and/or Elective Courses

9 crs.

 

Summer Semester
 Course Credits 
*PGM 125 PGM Internship I  3 crs.

 

Sophomore Year

Third Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 200 Intermediate Topics in Professional Golf Management

3 crs.

*MGT 300 Principles of Management

3 crs.

General Education and/or Elective Courses

9 crs.

 

 

Fourth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 210 Golf Shop Management

3 crs.

*ACC 200 Financial Accounting

3 crs.

General Education and/or Elective Courses

9 crs.

 

 

Summer Semester - 3 crs.
Course Credits

*PGM 225 Professional Golf Management Internship II

3 crs.

Junior Year

Fifth Semester - 15 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 300 Advanced Topics in Professional Golf Management

3 crs.

*PGM 310 Turfgrass Management

3 crs.

*SPT 310 Sport Marketing

3 crs.

General Education and/or Elective Courses

6 crs.

 

 

Sixth Semester - 12 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 350 Food and Beverage Management

3 crs.

*PGM 410 Teaching of Golf II

3 crs.

General Education and/or Elective Courses

6 crs.

 

 

Summer Semester - 3 crs.
Course Credits

*PGM 325 Professional Golf Management Internship III

3 crs.

 

 

Senior Year

Seventh Semester - 12 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 405 Expanded Golf Operations

3 crs.

*PGM 425 Senior Internship

3 crs.

*SPT 400 Legal Aspects of Sport

3 crs.

General Education and/or Elective Course

3 crs.

 

 

Eighth Semester - 12 credits
Course Credits

*PGM 435 Capstone Internship

3 crs.

*SPT 300 Psychology of Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 305 Ethics in Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 405 Finance and Economics of Sport

3 crs.


*Required major or related courses
**Required or recommended General Education courses