PGA Golf Management



Our PGA Golf Management Program combines a PGA accredited golf management education with an AACSB accredited business degree. Upon graduation, PGA Golf Management students are equipped with the academic training and specialization designed for a rewarding and innovative career in the golf industry.


Why study PGA Golf Management at UCCS?

  1. Exclusive

    The UCCS PGA Golf Management program is one of only eight programs in the world to boast both PGA and AACSB accreditation, and the only one in the state of Colorado. Our program works directly with the PGA of America to provide the very best in education and training, ensuring a standard of quality that is expected in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.

  2. National Average

    UCCS PGA Golf Management outperforms the national average by over 5% on all PGA tests. UCCS students are equipped with the training and education to launch successful careers in the golf industry.

  3. Career Preparation

    The UCCS PGA Golf Management Program prepares you for success through high-level academic and professional training. Students learn from the nation’s leading professors and get individual attention from experienced professionals. Unlike other business students, PGA Golf Management students take specialized academic and professional courses that develop their expertise in the areas essential to securing a successful career in the golf industry.

  4. Game Development

    Of course, you will have plenty of opportunities to apply what you learn by playing a lot of golf! Take your game to new heights while participating in tournaments at our beautiful partnership courses. Colorado Springs has 300 days of sunshine each year, but if it happens to be one of those 65 days, you still have full access to our state-of-the-art indoor swing lab. 

  5. 100% Job Placement

    Students in our program have access to exceptional hands-on internship opportunities at over 800 facilities worldwide. Internships are built into the curriculum to make sure you are prepared. With a pre-established network and relevant industry experience upon graduation, you can rest assured knowing that your degree from UCCS boasts 100 percent job placement. Every student who has graduated and become a PGA member has had a job upon graduation.

PGA Golf Management Courses

  • Qualifying Level PGA Golf Management

    Topics include Introduction to the PGA Professional Golf Management Program, PGA History and Constitution, Rules of Golf and Career Enhancement.

  • PGA Golf Management Golf Instruction (Level 1, 2, 3)

    Topics include Player Development, Instruction to Development, Introduction to Teaching, Intermediate Teaching, Advanced Teaching, Golf Club Performance, Golf Club Alterations, and Golf Club Fitting.

  • PGA Golf Management Facility Management (Level 1, 2, 3)

    Topics include Business Planning, Customer Relations, Merchandising and Inventory Management, Rules of Golf, Golf Car Fleet Management and Turfgrass Management Career Enhancement and more!

  • Anatomy and Exercise Science

    This course integrates musculoskeletal anatomy and scientific principles of relevant sport science disciplines (biomechanics, physiology, nutrition, psychology and technology), in a lecture/lab setting, to provide PGM students with a comprehensive understanding of exercise science applications to golf.

  • PGMT Industry Analysis Capstone

    Topics include Technology in the Golf Industry, Career Advancement and Golf Industry Landscape.

PGA Golf Management Newsletter


Download the PDF here: Fall 2023 Semester Newsletter-UCCS.pdf

Patriots to Pros
Providing a Pathway for Veterans to Pursue a Career in the Golf Industry
The UCCS Patriots to Pros Program, offered by the PGA Golf Management program, provides transitioning military and military-affiliated professionals with an opportunity to pursue a career as a PGA Professional. Utilizing their military education benefits, the PGA Golf Management program will provide our country’s Patriots with the education and training to achieve a successful career in the golf industry.

Successful Futures

Abbie Nelson
PGA Golf Management, Class of 2024
"The local golf course that I grew up on was the first place where I found a community and aspirations. After I realized I could make a career out of golf, I decided that PGA Golf Management program was the best way to break into the industry. The PGA program at UCCS is great because classes are small enough for the staff to provide individualized instruction. I also like that the program provides a great sense of community with my peers."
Braden Wedel
PGA Golf Management, Class of 2026
"The PGA Program provides students with excellent opportunities and relationships. Mark and Jon are two of the most admirable and knowledgeable people I know, and always take an interest in every student. I also love the semester tournament series-especially the fall and spring championships at Perry Park and Eisenhower."