Purpose and Programs
The Department of Exercise Science and Sport Studies offers degree programs in sport management studies. Sport Management Studies has concentrations in sport management, professional golf management, and wellness and fitness. The department is housed in Keystone Hall.
The Sport Management Studies
program provides students with a depth of knowledge on a broad range of
competencies in management, marketing and communication. The program
requires that students gain experience through practica and internships
in their specialty area. In addition, the student must select an
area of concentration with this degree: sport management, professional golf management, or wellness and fitness (online).
The professional golf management student will
graduate with a bachelor’s degree – major in sport management studies
with a concentration in professional golf management and a minor in business administration. In addition to classroom studies, each student
is required to complete approved internships totaling 16 months of work
experience at PGA-recognized golf facilities. Students also are
required to complete requirements established by the PGA of America’s
Professional Golf Management (PGM) program and pass the Playing Ability
Test (PAT). These requirements satisfy a portion of the PGA of
America’s membership requirement.
The wellness and fitness student will graduate with a bachelor’s degree – major in sport management studies from California University of Pennsylvania and is designed for individuals who want to earn their bachelor’s degree but are not able to attend a traditional on-campus program. This 100-percent online degree program provides students with a strong foundation, including a set of competencies in management, marketing, psychology and finance – all necessary for success in the fields of sport/wellness and fitness. As students progress through the program, they will complete a certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).