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, master's and doctoral 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.
#COSMA2021 Virtual: February 8-12, 2021, hosted by the University of Houston and Oral Roberts University.
Bethany Donaphin, WNBA Head of League Operations
Oklahoma City Thunder Roundtable: Race & Equity in the NBA
Houston Rockets: Facility Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic
John Killen, President & CEO, WinCraft, Inc.
COSMA 101: Hosting a Virtual Site Visit and Virtual Site Reviewer interviews
Commissioner Dr. Daniel Kelly's insights in a Sports Business Daily opinion:
Listen to COSMA in a podcast sponsored by the University of Indianapolis:
Congratulations to the newest accredited programs!
Ohio University (Reaffirmation of Accreditation)
Shorter University (First-time Accreditation)
Southeastern Louisiana University (First-time Accreditation)
University of Indianapolis (Reaffirmation of Accreditation)
Watch Anti-racist Pedagogy and Curriculum Brainstorm sessions:
Download Resources generated from these sessions.
Next deadlines for Candidacy Status applications (deadlines occur bimonthly)
February 15, 2021
April 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
August 15, 2021
Have you check out the Job Board lately? See who is looking for applicants!
What is the VALUE of COSMA accreditation? How about being ranked a top bachelor's degree program because, "We opted only to include schools that held COSMA accreditation, an indicator of a quality sport management program."
Excellent resource: Sport Management Case Study Repository
COSMA Recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation). See our scope of accreditation statement.
Need help talking about accreditation? See CHEA's "Talking Points: The Future Face of Accreditation - Serving the Public Interest."
A Board Member's Guide to Accreditation (CHEA, 2016)
This publication is intended to provide important background information and to serve as a useful tool for governing boards and individual board members. It also will be of interest to anyone wishing to know more about accreditation and the challenges it faces.
Welcome NEW Board members!
Board of Directors:
Dr. F. Michelle Richardson, Coppin State University
Mr. Morris Bowden, Fayetteville State University
Board of Commissioners:
Dr. Charles Crowley, Livingstone College
Recent Webinars/Zoom Chats:
Writing Measurable Student Learning Outcomes recorded webinar with Jennifer VanSickle, University of Indianapolis.
Outcomes Assessment plans, Rubrics and Annual Report content during the pandemic recorded webinar with Curt Laird, Columbus State Community College.
Internships and COVID-19: Discussion of Alternatives recorded webinar with Jennifer Kane, University of North Florida.
Click HERE to read the full "Dear COSMA Community" statement.
We resolve to do the following:
How to Comply with COSMA's Public Disclosure Requirements - Download the instructions and template.