LPGA launches new 2020 online teacher education program in partnership with Keizer University, its global education provider
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), the world’s largest and oldest women’s sports teaching organization with over 1,800 members, recently announced the official launch of the first semester of its new online teacher training program. The program is conducted in partnership with Keizer University, the LPGA’s exclusive global online education provider.
“We’re thrilled to see this concept move from start to finish,” said LPGA Director of Education Nancy Henderson. “Keizer University is a leader in online education and this program would never have gone digital without the technical and design support provided by Keiser University through its online learning management system. This program online certification will help us improve the level of excellence we provide in our LPGA teacher education programs and enable us to continue our global expansion.
The LPGA Teacher Certification is a research-based, student-centered program designed to train golf instructors in all areas of instruction, swing mechanics and performance. All members are required to complete certification and the LPGA also welcomes non-members to participate in programs. Through three levels of certification, teachers are presented with scientific theory about golf mechanics and human performance and are then challenged to put the theories into practice with hands-on learning and hands-on testing. The LPGA launched teacher certification in Asia in 2012 and has seen renewed interest with members now representing more than 23 countries.
“We at Keizer University are delighted to partner in the launch of the LPGA Teacher Education Program. As the house of Keizer University College of Golf, we have been delighted to meet the labor needs of many industrial sectors. With industry-leading training facilities, PGA/LPGA and Masters certified instructors, and online options, our partnership with the LPGA supports our ‘students first’ goal,” said Dr Gary. Vonk, president of Keizer University’s flagship campus.
Key elements of LPGA teacher education, such as practical teaching evaluation, will always be delivered through in-person programs where LPGA professionals can interact and learn from practical applications in class and in progress. The number of in-person training hours required has been reduced from 96 hours to 48 hours, reducing the number of days required away from work and family.
“As a busy professional working toward a Masters degree, I understand and appreciate the value and convenience of online education. Keiser’s innovative online program will ensure our members receive the best education in the golf industry. from the comfort of their own homes, with reduced travel and expense.Our partnership with Keizer University opens new doors for everyone involved, and the future of our outstanding LPGA Teacher Training couldn’t be brighter. brilliant,” said Marvol Barnard, LPGA Professionals National Chairman.
Keizer University is pleased to partner with the LPGA, and for the many opportunities the organization provides for its College of Golf students and graduates.