The American Public University System sports management programs receive special accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA)

APUS is one of 35 universities worldwide to receive specialized accreditation for its undergraduate and graduate programs

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Feb. 23, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) has specialized accreditation to the American Public University System’s Bachelor of Science in Sports Management and Master of Science in Sports Management awarded programs, the university announced today.

With this award, APUS joins a group of only 35 universities and 54 programs worldwide. The accreditation status is valid until February 2030.

The American Public University System’s sports management programs have received special accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

“We are proud to confirm the quality and excellence of our programs following a comprehensive analysis by COSMA. For both the student and the potential future employer, this is a signal that the student is well prepared to make an immediate impact in the sports industry,” said Dr. Brittany Jacobs, Chair of Sports Management and Esports at APUS.

COSMA is a specialized accreditation body that recognizes and promotes excellence in sports management education. It is the only organization offering discipline-specific sports management accreditation and recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

“COSMA accreditation demonstrates the excellence and innovation of our programs in the ever-changing world of sport,” said Dr. Brian Freeland, Dean of the School of Health Sciences at APUS.

APUS alumni work in a variety of organizations, and APUS has offered current students volunteer opportunities at major sporting events, including the Super Bowl and NBA Finals.

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About the American public university system
The American Public University System (APUS) provides affordable, quality, and job-relevant higher education. With a vibrant, diverse and inclusive 31-year history and over 125,000 alumni from more than 100 countries, APUS is recognized for its innovative approach to online learning. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (2022)1, APUS ranks in the top 11% of 4,500 colleges and universities nationwide when it comes to the return on student education investments.

APUS, which includes American Military University (AMU) and American Public University (APU), is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. APUS is a wholly owned subsidiary of American Public Education, Inc. (Nasdaq: APEI). Visit for more information.

1 Ranking based on 20-year Net Present Value (NPV)

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