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. Application for Candidacy Status
2. Outcomes Assessment Plan Template
3. Outcomes Assessment Plan Checklist
4. Bloom's Taxonomy
5. Scope of Accreditation Checklist
Once you have a draft of your Candidacy Status application, use this document to review it: Outcomes Assessment Plan Checklist. You are strongly encouraged to send a draft of your application to Heather Alderman for review before any deadline.
The Board of Commissioners makes decisions about Candidacy Status applications bimonthly and, as time allows, during their biannual face-to-face meetings. The next deadline for submitting a Candidacy Status application is: October 15, 2020.
The following 7 COSMA members are in Candidacy Status. An asterisk (*) means the program has had or has planned a site visit. Last updated September 28, 2020.
Elon University, Elon, NC
Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC
Lasell University (Master's degree), Newton, MA
East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, PA*
Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ
Regis College, Weston, MA