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.
COSMA Insights Newsletter, Winter 2016 Edition - NEW!
Elections to the Board of Commissioners (5 open slots) and Board of Directors (3 open slots) will occur in April. Statements of Interest will be accepted March 1-31. Read about the Nomination Process: BOC Nominations and BOD Nominations.
The COSMA Board of Directors adopted revisions to the Accreditation Process Manual and the Site Visit Preparation Manual. All policies and procedures outlined in these manuals are in effect for all program members of COSMA, regardless of accreditation status.
COSMA Manual Revision - Public Comment Period
COSMA's manuals are being revised to comply with CHEA standards. The Board of Commissioners revises the manuals, the Board of Directors approves the revisions and the drafts are available for public comment. Submit your comments about the current draft of COSMA's Accreditation Principles Manual.
In Other News...
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: March 15, 2016 (deadlines occur every two months)
Congratulate the most recently-accredited programs: Press release
Davenport University, Bachelor of Business Administration in Sport Management
Kutztown University, Bachelor of Science in Leisure and Sport Studies
Northeastern University, Master of Sports Leadership
See a list of all 45 accredited programs.