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COSMA Accreditation

COSMAOur undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), a specialized accrediting body that promotes and recognizes excellence in sport management education in colleges at the baccalaureate and graduate levels. 

The sport management degree program(s) at Ohio University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA:

The Department of Sports Administration continually evaluates its undergraduate and graduate curricula in order to maintain its status as a leader in sport management education. Below, are the learning outcomes that guide DSA curricular decision making. These learning outcomes are tied to the overall learning outcomes of the College of Business and drive the course level learning outcomes in DSA classes. The learning outcomes were changed from those used in AY2012-2014 and the data gathering for AY2015-2016 will incorporate the new learning objectives. This transition is due to the new Bachelor of Sport Management degree from the previous Bachelor of Sport Science degree. The new learning outcomes will be embedded in the new BSM courses as well as those carried over from the BS degree.

As part of our ongoing efforts, we publish our COSMA information in order to further our efforts and make them known to our stakeholders. Our COSMA profile data, program-level intended outcomes, and operational effectiveness goals is available online. 


Data gathered each year for the COSMA annual report (among other data) allows program directors and the DSA chair to address immediate problem areas and develop strategies to address future opportunities and constraints.

Department Learning Outcomes:

  1. To demonstrate a strong knowledge base in sport management core areas.
  2. To demonstrate effective communication through written means.
  3. To demonstrate effective communication through public presentation.
  4. To demonstrate career management skills.
  5. To demonstrate critical thinking skills appropriate for the sport industry.
  6. To demonstrate effective information literacy related to the sport industry.
  7. To demonstrate skills necessary to live in a diverse, global society.
  8. To demonstrate effective team participation.
  9. To demonstrate ethical reasoning skills.