ICSSPE was founded in the late 1950s with the aims of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education, and of furthering a continuing collaboration between them. It brings together a wide range of scientific and professional organisations of various sport branches and disciplines, and creates the possibility for interdisciplinary collaboration.


ICSSPE is a leader of the global movement educating for sustainable quality of life for all through physical activity and sport.


The mission of ICSSPE is to: 

  • Integrate research to enhance physical activity and sport. 
  • Educate for improved quality of life and health for all people through physical activity and sport. 
  • Promote policies for active lifestyles, human performances and good governance in physical activity and sport. 


In pursuance of its mission and strategic goals ICSSPE shall abide by the principles of

  • Inclusion,
  • Reliability,
  • Cooperation,
  • Transparency,
  • Accountability, and
  • Equality.