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Department of Sport Management receives COSMA accreditation

June 17, 2011 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management recently received accreditation from the Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the new national governing body for sport management.

Liberty is one of five institutions to receive COSMA accreditation. Liberty’s Master of Science in Sport Management, which launched in Spring 2010, is in the initial stages of the COSMA accreditation process.

“I am extremely proud and excited about receiving full accreditation for the Department of Sport Management,” said department chair Vicky Martin. “The site reviewers gave the program a great review and thanked us for a wonderful visit.  We are one of the first institutions to receive COSMA accreditation, which will only strengthen and grow the program for future and current sport management students.”

Now in its third decade of preparing students for careers in the sport industry, Liberty’s Department of Sport Management, a division of the School of Education, has more than 300 undergraduate students and about 360 graduate students. The undergraduate program is residential, and in addition to the bachelor’s degree, students can earn minors in Sport Management and Coaching. The graduate degree is a blended (residential and online) program with thesis or non-thesis options and specializations in Sport Administration or Outdoor Recreation Management.

The Sport Management program exposes students to a Christian worldview pertaining to the concepts and principles of sport management, while preparing them to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional, and amateur levels. Career opportunities range from collegiate athletic administration to advertising, marketing, resort management, facility management, and other positions in the sport industry.