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.
February 7-8, 2019
Hosted by Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
Conference Registration - Open
Dan Corso, President, Atlanta Sports Council - Keynote Speaker
Mercedes-Benz Stadium Tour
Hotel block open: Marriott Courtyard Atlanta Downtown
Hall of Fame Award Nominations: due December 31
Sponsorship opportunities available
Draft Program Schedule to peruse
1. Consider submitted an RFP to host and update COSMA's Adjunct Training Modules: Due December 31, 2018. Download the RFP.
2. People are talking about COSMA's Faculty Salary Survey - available to members for $70 and students for $50 (contact COSMA for the password).
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: December 15, 2018 (deadlines occur every two months)
Liberty University, Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Troy University, Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Welcome our newest 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
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."
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)