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Benefits of Membership


There are a number of benefits to becoming a member of ISPAH. These include:

  • A personal subscription to the bimonthly flagship journal in the field—Journal of Physical Activity and Health (JPAH).
  • A subscripton to the ISPAH Quarterly Electronic Newsletter, which keeps members informed of the latest scientific developments and research trends.
  • A discounted and priority registration to the biennial International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health.
  • Electronic access to abstracts and presentations from the Congress.
  • Discounted and priority access to exclusive ISPAH educational programs which may include in-person seminars and training. courses and electronic resources such as webinars, podcasts, digital video, and more.
  • ISPAH also offers an individual membership in one ISPAH Thematic Council.
  • Members-only access to web-based society resources which includes the membership directory and networking resources (e.g. electronic blogs, discussion boards, council documents, etc.).
  • In addition, ISPAH provides numerous venues for professional development. For example, there are opportunities for international networking and linkages, including regional and national networks and societies working in physical activity as well as voting and leadership opportunities at the regional and international level.


*If you are a current subscriber to the Journal of Physical Activity and Health and want to become an ISPAH member before your subscription expires, please send an email to Lyna Buzzard and request that the remainder of your JPAH subscription be cancelled and a refund issued to you. When you receive a confirmation email from Lyna, then you should sign up for an ISPAH membership using the online membership tool.


Why Join?


"ISPAH offers a medium for cross-cultural and transdisciplinary dialogue, learning, and collaboration by connecting researchers and practitioners committed to promoting health through physical activity across the world. As a young faculty member, it is extremely exciting to find a society that will bring us all together to facilitate learning and better international and interdisciplinary understanding through a shared vision."


M. Renée Umstattd, PhD CHES
Assistant Professor
Department of Health, Human Performance & Recreation
Baylor University