Port St. Lucie, FL, Oct 23, 2009 — Keiser University, an established, regionally accredited Level V Ph.D. institution, has entered the $76 billion golf industry with the addition of the Keiser University College of Golf in west Port St. Lucie. Arthur Keiser, Ph.D. has been recognized as a leader and national expert in career focused, workforce driven education in Florida for over 30 years, however, the College of Golf is a first for the statewide university best known for its healthcare, business and information technology graduates.
"Research of the golf industry demonstrated that it provides employment for over two million people in the United States from Pro Shop managers, tournament operators to course and club staff and managers," said Keiser. Graduates of the program can be eligible for golf employment in as little as 16 months with an Associate of Science in Golf Management and they will have earned six credits toward those required for PGA membership, he added.
Classes begin in January, 2010 but enrollment and recruitment are already underway. Prospective students can inquire at the Port St. Lucie campus at 10330 US 1 South, online at www.collegeofgolf.keiseruniversity.edu or by phone at 888-355-4465.
When completed, the 20,000-square-foot facility will include over 4,000 square feet of indoor golf education space that houses state-of-the-practice technology including video systems, launch monitors, a 3D swing analysis system, and more. Students will practice at the acclaimed PGA Center for Learning and Performance with its 35 acre lighted practice range, multiple short game areas, dedicated bunker facility, and extensive putting green complex.
"Whether a student is pursuing nursing, culinary arts, biotechnology or golf, we expect them to be professional and passionate about their career choice," said Keiser. "The mission of the university is career focused and this degree, like all others from associate to Ph.D., will combine hands-on experience, credentialed faculty, small class sizes and solid academics."
Keiser believes the College of Golf will attract students from across the United States and internationally providing a much needed boost to the local economy. Keiser University’s annual economic impact on the State of Florida is more than $542 million according to a 2008 study by the Washington Economics Group.
Keiser University is Florida’s leading statewide provider of career-focused, post-secondary education and is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Keiser University serves approximately 16,000 students seeking doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees in over 40 high demand programs at its 13 campuses and through its online and Graduate School divisions including the golf academy. The Graduate School offers the Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and the MBA among a variety of master’s degrees in physician assistant, education and criminal justice. Keiser University’s reach extends globally through its international programs including the Latin Division and educational agreements in Eastern Europe and Asia. Visit our website at www.keiseruniversity.edu.