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.
Welcome our newly-elected Board members:
Elizabeth Taylor, Temple University, Program Director
Leslie Bauknight Nixon, Miami Dolphins, Industry Director
Sarah Williams, University of Louisville, Student Director
David Walsh, University of Houston, Commissioner
New Programs in Candidacy Status: Ashford University, East Stroudsburg University and Lasell College (master's degree)!
COSMA Recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). See our scope of accreditation statement.
#COSMA2019 Conference: February 7-8, 2019, hosted by Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. Stay tuned!
Congratulate Slippery Rock University - our first program to go through the Reaffirmation of Accreditation process! See a list of all 53 accredited programs.
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.
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: June 15, 2018 (deadlines occur every two months)
Need help talking about accreditation? See CHEA's "Talking Points: The Future Face of Accreditation - Serving the Public Interest."
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.
A Board Member's Guide to Accreditation (CHEA, 2016)