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 and master's 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.
Spring Training: It's not just for baseball! COSMA spring training, of course! Check out our offerings and sign up to attend a webinar or two (or three!):
Friday, March 9, 12pm EST: New Accreditation Coordinator Training: Are you newly responsible for attaining or maintaining COSMA accreditation? Attend this webinar to review your role, responsibilities and resources for success (and less pain!) (Heather Alderman, COSMA)
Friday, March 23, 1pm EDT: Alumni Tracking: What Works (Dr. Christina Martin, Troy University)
Friday, March 30, 12pm EDT: Winter/Summer Institutes (Dr. Robert Prior, Northeastern University)
Friday, April 6, 12pm EDT: Strategic Planning: Making Connections (Dr. Darlene Kluka, Strategic Sport Solutions, LLC)
Friday, April 20, 12pm EDT: Site Reviewer Training (Heather Alderman, COSMA)
Breaking News: COSMA Recognized by CHEA (Council on Higher Education Accreditation)!! See our scope of accreditation statement.
#COSMA2018 Conference: It is over and it was fantastic! Slides from various presentations will be posted and archived over the next two weeks.
Evaluation forms can be downloaded and emailed to COSMA headquarters.
Congratulate Slippery Rock University - our first program to go through the Reaffirmation of Accreditation process! See a list of all 53 accredited programs.
Members Only! Program, Individual and Student Members may purchase COSMA's Faculty Salary Survey. Contact COSMA staff for the member-only password. The 308-page report analyzes sport management faculty salary data by location, Carnegie classification, accreditation status, and more.
Next deadline for Candidacy Status applications: April 15, 2018 (deadlines occur every two months)
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)