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.
Student GRANT and SCHOLARSHIP available for accredited members! Application deadline is June 1!
Welcome NEW Board members!
Board of Directors:
Dr. Darlene Kluka, Consultant
Dr. Mark Vermillion, Wichita State University
Board of Commissioners:
Dr. Margaret Tudor, University of Tampa
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.
Have you check out the Job Board lately? See who is looking for applicants!
#COSMA2020: Conference presentation slides and Pictures from the conference
CONGRATULATE THE 2020 CHI SIGMA MU (CSM) STUDENT HONOR SOCIETY INDUCTEES AND THE 2020 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES!
Congratulations to newly-accredited programs:
Wichita State University - Reaffirmation of Accreditation
Wilmington College - First-time Accreditation
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: July 15, 2020 (deadlines occur every two months)
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.