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.
Board of Directors:
Jennifer Kane, University of North Florida, Secretary Director - reelected for second term
Tim Newman, Georgia State University, Finance Director
Board of Commissioners:
Ray Schneider, Bowling Green State University - reelected for second term
Jennifer VanSickle, University of Indianapolis - reelected for second term
Robert Case, Old Dominion University, Individual Member
Alicia Marinelli, LivingSport, Practitioner Member
View pictures of the 2018-19 Chi Sigma Mu inductees!
#COSMA2020: Baton Rouge! Hosts Louisiana State University and Southeastern Louisiana University. Dates: February 6-7, 2020.
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."
Reaffirmation of Accreditation - Congratulations to these programs:
Saint Leo University
York College of Pennsylvania
Want to host a future COSMA Conference? Complete the online application form
Hall of Fame Inductees - check out their names and photos
#COSMA2019 Presentation slides are available for download
New resource: Sport Management Case Study Repository
Congratulations to our 2019 Chi Sigma Mu (CSM) Student Honor Society Inductees!
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: May 15, 2019 (deadlines occur every two months)
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)