Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

Commission on Sport Management Accreditation which is recognized by CHEA is the accrediting agency that accredits institutions who offer sports management education fulfilling the standards of COSMA.

Posted by Ankita Paul on 15th May 2018

Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA)

The Commission on Sports Management Accreditation is a particular authorizing body whose reason for existing is to advance and ensure perfection in sports management education worldwide in schools and universities at the baccalaureate and master's levels through specific accreditation.

COSMA is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The vision of COSMA is to be the pioneer in mission-driven and results-based accreditation for sports management education for study-oriented organizations of advanced education around the world. 

Guiding Values of COSMA

The core values of COSMA

  • Excellence in sports management education

  • Assessment of educational outcomes

  • Advancement of academic quality

  • Flexible and innovative 

Eligibility requirements for colleges for COSMA accreditation

The eligibility requirements necessary to get COSMA accreditation includes-

  • The administration program's parent establishment must have institutional accreditation from a suitable recognized national institutional certifying association.

  • Foundations situated outside of the United States must have proportional perceived institutional accreditation from a fitting association in the important nation or district, or endorsements or approvals to grant degrees from a proper representing, legitimate, or comparative body.

  • The administration program more likely than not offered no less than one bachelor or masters-level degree program in a sports administration field, with selected undergraduates, for no less than two years.

 Decision-making bodies of COSMA

The COSMA Board of Directors (BOD) contains five (5) individuals no less than two of which originate from the COSMA participation. The BOD regularly meets once per year. The BOD gives general oversight of the issues of COSMA, for example, setting and checking the viability of strategies and methodology, endorsement of the yearly spending plan and contracts, observing enrollment enlistment and advertising, and embracing guidelines and controls for the direction of its business, among others.

The COSMA Board of Commissioners includes eight individuals from the COSMA enrollment, one individual representing the general population and one individual representing specialists in the sports industry. The Board of Commissioners meets twice per year and freely decides the accreditation status of an organization's sports administration program.

COSMA’s strategic plan towards students’ success

COSMA, every year, honors students through certificates and prizes through the COSMA Student Honors Society, Chi Sigma Mu. The eligibility requirements for the nominations include-

  • Students must be designated by an employee in a program that is an individual from COSMA.

  • Bachelor's Degree- Students more likely than not earned no less than 60 credit hours toward their degree and have a 3.4 GPA.

  • Master's Degree- Students more likely than not earned no less than 18 credit hours toward their degree and have a 3.6 GPA.

  • Doctoral Degree- Students more likely than not finished 50 percent of their coursework and have a 3.6 GPA. 

 Colleges and Universities under COSMA accreditation

The Colleges and Universities that come under COSMA

Arkansas State University Liberty University
Louisiana State University North Greenville University
Ohio University Saint Leo University


Commission on Sports Management Accreditation (COSMA) is an accrediting agency that provides accreditations to educational institutions that offer sports management education. It aims to make the standards best so that the sports graduates can also graduate as the best.