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Golf Course Management Certificate

The Ohio State University Golf Course Management Program

JUST RELEASED: The Golf Course Management Certificate is now offered in a Portuguese version. For more information go to: Golf Course Education

 

The Golf Course Management online program was developed to challenge and test individuals of all ages interested in advancing their knowledge in golf course management. The program consists of two independent certificate programs. The first Golf Course Management Program is introductory in nature, 7 modules covering cool and warm season turfgrasses, cultural management practices and turfgrass pests comprise the certificate program.

 

JUST RELEASED: The Golf Course Management Certificate is now offered in a Portuguese version. For more information go to: Golf Course Education

 

 

The Advanced Golf Course Management Certificate builds on the first certificate. The advanced certificate focus is on recognizing, characterizing, and managing turf under environmental stress. The 6 core learning modules include Radiant Energy (photosynthesis, shade stress), temperature stress, moisture stress, and irrigation water quality.

For each certificate the subject area is broad enough to be applicable to turf conditions globally. The on-line lectures were developed by leading turfgrass researchers and educators at The Ohio State University specifically for golf course management.

Regardless of location, the program was created for individuals to work at their own pace and at a time most suited for them. Course presentations, references, faculty interaction, and testing are completed on-line. The only requirement is that the each course be completed within a 10-week period. The Golf Course certificate program has been approved for 0.35 GCSAA educational points.

To learn more about the OSU Golf Management Certificate Program, please watch this brief presentation.

 

Both certificates are quite similar in format. To learn more about the online courses and how they work, please watch this brief presentation on the first golf course management certificate.

These presentations (and the actual course lessons) require that you have QuickTime software installed on your computer.

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Requirements:

  1. Fill out an application that includes stating career goals.
  2. Upon acceptance, payment of a 588 dollar (US) enrollment fee.
  3. Successful completion of the course requires a grade of 70 percent or greater. Those earning a grade of 94 percent or higher will receive a certificate with distinction.

 

Enrollment: To enroll in this course, please enter your email address on the next page. If you have more than one email account, please pick the account you prefer for receiving course announcements and communicating with the course instructor.

You will be contacted within 3 - 5 business days of verification of payment by OSU.  A network account will be created for you to access course materials.

Disclaimer: Once you have submitted payment, there are NO REFUNDS.

To Begin the enrollment process click Continue

Certificate Courses

Golf Course Management Certificate: This certificate program was developed to challenge and test individuals of all ages interested in advancing their knowledge in golf course management.  Learn more and/or enroll in this certificate.

Sports Field Management Certificate: This certificate program was developed to challenge and test individuals of all ages interested in advancing their knowledge in sports field management.  Learn more and/or enroll in this certificate.

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Over the years, the OSU BuckeyeTurf website has provided a wealth of visual content.  Stop by the Buckeye Turf Media Manager and browse the photo gallery.

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Over the years, the OSU BuckeyeTurf website has provided a wealth of video content.  Stop by the Buckeye Turf Media Manager and browse the video gallery.

What's New!!!

logoA new publication entitled The Benefits of Turf is now available.  Authored by Pamela Sherratt the online publication outlines the positive benefits that turf plays in our daily lives.