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Golf Academy of America announces new online classes

May 19, 2015

For the first time, Golf Academy of America, the world's largest and longest-running two-year golf college, will offer online classes to help students jump-start their career in golf without ever leaving home.

Students will be able to take their entire first semester course schedule online. Classes offered online include:

  • Business Management
  • History of Golf
  • Business Writing
  • Marketing, and
  • The Rules of Golf

The online classes will be conducted through Canvas, Golf Academy of America's cloud-based, user-friendly platform that offers 24-hour support. Canvas is the leading online learning management system and is best known for allowing teachers and students to engage with each other across multiple devices and social networks.

Golf Academy of America has  planned to offer online classes for some time. However, a large part of the school's experience is tactile and hands-on, combining instruction, playing the game and classroom learning. Therefore, a great deal of planning and research  was done to determine which classes could be offered online.

Online learning is growing in popularity and Golf Academy of America wanted to extend that advantage to its students. These advantages include:

  • Flexibility
  • Convenience
  • Ability to continue working in their current job  
  • Cost savings
  • Extra time to plan their move to a campus
  • Comfort

"We have been very careful in developing our online program here at Golf Academy of America," said Geoff Baird, president of Golf academy of America. "A large part of our curriculum involves a hands-on approach to the golf industry, including instruction and playing, so we wanted to make sure that the online offering did not detract from the very thing that makes attending Golf Academy of America special. I think we have found a great balance here, and this will be a fantastic way for students that need extra time before moving on campus to jump-start their career in golf."

For more information on Golf Academy of America's online course offerings, visit golfacademy.edu/online-classes.cfm.