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 graduate levels through specialized accreditation.
Institutions, 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.
SPOTLIGHT ON: SHANNON MCCARTHY
Shannon is a third-year PhD student in Marketing at the University of Arkansas and a former Student Director on COSMA's Board of Directors. A decorated student-athlete at the University of Cincinnati, she completed her Master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership at the University of Arkansas and spent two years in the Sport Management doctoral program. Shannon has started a copy editing business called The Academic Closer. Her business focuses on graduate and post-graduate students and faculty in the fields of sport management and marketing. She can assist you (students and faculty) with:Her publications include a chapter in the Routledge Handbook of Sport and New Media and articles in the International Journal of Sport Management and Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics. Her research interests include social and digital media, sport marketing, and fitness behavior.
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: July 15
Save the Date: February 11-12, 2016, Tampa, Florida, COSMA Conference
COSMA Insights Newsletter, Summer 2015 Edition: Coming Soon!
Central Michigan University, Endicott College and Liberty University's Master's degree are COSMA's three newest accreditations. Read the press release for details about their program. See a list of all accredited institutions.
Addressing Assessment Fatigue: Or, C.A.V.E.: Colleagues Against Virtually Everything.
Congratulations to the awardees of the Adjunct Training Module Grant:
Dr. Tim Newman
Dr. Dexter Davis
Dr. Robert Prior
Dr. Tim Rice
Ms. Piper Uhlig
Dr. Pamela Wojnar