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 (see Link to Self-Study Manual Appendices in box to the right):
Listed Elements from Candidacy Status letter
Outcomes Assessment Plan Template
The Link to Self-Study Manual Appendices in the box on the right contains the following items to help you review your application:
Scope of Accreditation Checklist
Once you have a draft of your Candidacy Status application, you are strongly encouraged to send a draft of your application to Heather Alderman for review.
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CUrrent programs in candidacy status
The following 11 COSMA members are in Candidacy Status. An asterisk (*) means the program has had or has planned a site visit. Last updated April 10, 2023.
Hiram College, Hiram, OH
Indiana University - Bloomington, Bloomington, IN
Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL
Radford University, Radford, VA
Regis College, Weston, MA*
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
Springfield College, Springfield, 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: