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.
Register for the 3rd Annual COSMA Conference today: Academics and Practitioners: Building Bridges. The conference will be held February 2-3, 2017 and hosted by the University of Tampa. Join your colleagues and students in sharing best practices by submitting an abstract online. Take in a Tampa Bay Lightning game on Thursday night!
Honor a student! Apply for recognition in Chi Sigma Mu - COSMA's Student Honor Society.
Congratulate the most recently-accredited programs:
Saint John Fisher College, Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
University of Southern Indiana, Bachelor of Arts/Science in Sport Management
See a list of all 47 accredited programs.
How does accreditation serve students, society and the public interest? Let CHEA (Council for Higher Education Accreditation) help us count the Ten Ways.
COSMA Insights Newsletter - Summer 2016 Issue!
CHEA/CIQG and IIEP-UNESCO Issue Advisory Statement on Combatting Corruption in Higher Education.
A handy list of assessment management systems - from NILOA (National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment).
Speaker Spotlight: What Students Can Bring to and Learn from Assessment.
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)
In Other News...
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: December 15, 2016 (deadlines occur every two months)