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.
Trends in Specialized accreditation and Outcomes Assessment: "Outcomes: Getting to the Core of Programmatic Education and Accreditation" (ASPA, Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors, June 2016)
Who "owns" assessment? No, really, who? Faculty! The buck stops with you!
SLO Assessment: Where the Buck Stops (and Starts)
Election Results: Congratulations new Board members! COSMA membership elected the following people for the following positions:
Board of Commissioners
Darlene Kluka, Barry University, 2nd term Program Member
Ross Rodriguez, University of Texas at Austin, 1st term Practitioner Member
Michael Pfahl, Ohio University, 1st term Program Member
Ray Schneider, Bowling Green State University, 1st term Program Member
Jennifer VanSickle, University of Indianapolis, 1st term Program Member
Board of Directors
Gil Fried, University of New Haven, 2nd term Finance Director
Jennifer Kane, University of North Florida, 1st term Program/Secretary Director
Brittany Jacobs, University of Northern Colorado, Student Director
In Other News...
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: August 15, 2016 (deadlines occur every two months)
COSMA Insights Newsletter, Winter 2016 Edition
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.