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.