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.
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
#COSMA2019 Presentation slides are available for download
Want to host a future COSMA Conference? Complete the online application form
#COSMA2019 Conference Evaluation form
Hall of Fame Inductees - check out their names and photos
New resource: Sport Management Case Study Repository
Congratulations to our 2019 Chi Sigma Mu (CSM) Student Honor Society Inductees!
1. Consider submitted an RFP to host and update COSMA's Adjunct Training Modules. 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: March 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."
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)