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Press Release for Monday, December 15, 2014

COSMA Accredits University of North Florida Sport Management Program

Media Contact: Joanna Norris, Director
Department of Public Relations
(904) 620-2102

The Board of Commissioners of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) accredited the University of North Florida’s Sport Management programs for its focus on community engagement and its practical based learning approach.

This brings the total number of COSMA-accredited institutions to 19 and the total number of accredited Sport Management programs to 36. The University’s Sport Management program submitted a comprehensive self-study report and hosted a site visit as a final evaluation of its program.

“The program’s faculty are leaders in the field and have been recognized for their teaching, scholarship and service to the sport management profession,” said Dr. Jason Lee, UNF associate professor and coordinator of the Sport Management program. “This accreditation is the result of the sport management faculty’s hard work and dedication to the success of their students.”

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management at UNF reflects the fast-paced and growing sport industry across the country. The program of study provides an academic foundation in sport management for application in a variety of sports settings. The program’s alumni work for leading sport organizations on the First Coast, as well as various sites throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Sport management students also receive valuable employment training though practicum and internship experiences in chosen settings, including college recreation or athletic programs, community recreation agencies, sport organizations or business, sport facilities and professional sports teams.

Students can choose from two concentrations within the degree: Sport Management (appropriate for candidates who seek careers in professional sport, college athletics or sport entrepreneurship) and Community Sport (appropriate for candidates who seek leadership and/or instructional careers in settings offering sport, fitness and recreational programming).

UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.