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 the Outcomes Assessment Plan Checklist (#2 above) to review it. You are strongly encouraged to send a draft of your application to Heather Alderman for review before any deadline.
The following 6 COSMA members are in Candidacy Status. An asterisk (*) means the program has had or has planned a site visit. Last updated April 8, 2021.
Elon University, Elon, NC
Winston Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC*
Lasell University (Master's degree), Newton, MA
Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
Regis College, Weston, MA
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
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Applying for Candidacy Status - What Do I Submit?
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:
April 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
August 15, 2021
October 15, 2021