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About our Society

We are the leading global organisation dedicated to advancing and promoting physical activity as a global health priority, working towards the vision of a more active, healthier world through research, policy, and practice.

About our Society

The International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) is recognised as one of the foremost global organisations bringing together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. Our aim is to promote physical activity across the life course—from childhood to senior years—by generating evidence-based insights and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration.

By creating a platform for professionals in diverse fields to share knowledge and best practices, we strive to influence both regional and global policy. We are deeply committed to the development and support of early- to mid-career professionals, especially those in low and middle-income countries. In doing so, we aim to create a healthier, more active world for everyone, regardless of age, location, or socioeconomic status.

Our Mission

  • Supporting communication of and excellence in research and practice on physical activity and public health
  • Developing capacity in research and practice on physical activity and public health world wide
  • Leading advocacy actions to advance research and knowledge dissemination to improve policy and practice and promote physical activity
  • Partnering in global collaborations to advance physical activity and public health research and practice
  • Being a world leading global professional society for researchers and practitioners in physical activity and public health
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