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.
#COSMA2018 Conference: Abstract submissions due November 1.
#COSMA2018 Conference: February 8-9, 2018, Jacksonville, FL, hosted by the University of North Florida.
Members Only! Program, Individual and Student Members may purchase COSMA's Faculty Salary Survey. Contact COSMA staff for the member-only password. The 308-page report analyzes sport management faculty salary data by location, Carnegie classification, accreditation status, and more.
Need help talking about accreditation? See CHEA's "Talking Points: The Future Face of Accreditation - Serving the Public Interest."
Breaking News: Ken Babby to be featured speaker at the 2018 COSMA Conference!
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: October 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 48 accredited programs.
2017 COSMA Conference slides, presentations and handouts are available HERE!
A Board Member's Guide to Accreditation (CHEA, 2016)