The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation is a specialized accrediting body whose purpose is to promote and recognize excellence in sport management education worldwide in colleges and universities at the baccalaureate and master's levels through specialized accreditation.
Programs, students, employers, and the general public all benefit from the external verification of quality provided through COSMA's accreditation process. They also benefit from the process of continuous quality improvement that is encouraged by COSMA's developmental approach to promoting excellence in sport management education.
Mark your Calendar: The 4th Annual COSMA Conference will be held February 8-9, 2018, in Jacksonville, FL, hosted by the University of North Florida. This year's theme is "Academics and Practitioners: Building Bridges, Part 2." Conference registration opens October 1, 2017. We are currently accepting proposals for all conference tracks. The early bird submission deadline is September 15, 2017 and all other submissions are due by November 1, 2017.
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: August 15, 2017 (deadlines occur every two months)
Hiring new faculty? Have graduate students new to teaching? Access COSMA's Adjunct Training Module eight part series, free for members. Contact Heather Alderman for more information.
Chi Sigma Mu - what's that? COSMA's Student Honor Society - see new inductees from the University of New Haven on the CSM page.
Congratulate the most recently accredited programs! Read the press release for details.
Arkansas State University
Metropolitan State University of Denver
North Greenville University
See a list of all 50 accredited programs.
2017 COSMA Conference slides, presentations and handouts are available HERE!
Northeastern University's Master of Sport Leadership program: Watch the video about Outcomes Assessment and the COSMA accreditation process.
How does accreditation serve students, society and the public interest? Let CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) help us count the Ten Ways.
A Board Member's Guide to Accreditation (CHEA, 2016)
CHEA/CIQG and IIEP-UNESCO Issue Advisory Statement on Combatting Corruption in Higher Education.