Step 2: Candidacy Status
The second step in the accreditation process, Candidacy Status provides your academic unit/sport management program an opportunity to prepare itself for the development of a Self-Study (step 3) and a site visit (step 4).
All programs must provide the following materials in their application:
1. List of items to submit for Candidacy Status
2. Outcomes Assessment Plan Template
The following items are to help you review your application:
Outcomes Assessment Plan Checklist
Scope of Accreditation Checklist
Once you have a draft of your Candidacy Status application, use the Outcomes Assessment Plan Checklist to review it. You are strongly encouraged to send a draft of your application to Heather Alderman for review before any deadline.
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CUrrent programs in candidacy status
The following 10 COSMA members are in Candidacy Status. An asterisk (*) means the program has had or has planned a site visit. Last updated September 22, 2022.
American Public University System*, Charles Town, WV
Elon University, Elon, NC*
Indiana University - Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Radford University, Radford, VA
Regis College, Weston, MA
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
University of Minnesota Crookston, Crookston, MN
Voorhees College, Denmark, SC
Winthrop University, Winthrop, NC (master's degree)
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The Board of Commissioners makes decisions about Candidacy Status applications bimonthly and, as time allows, during their biannual face-to-face meetings. Deadlines occur every two months: