Exchanges and Affiliations

An affiliation with the ECSS comes with the following benefits:

  • The European Events in Sport Science (EESS) - announce the upcoming sport science or sport medicine related event(s) of your association or institution
  • The European Vacancies in Sport Science (EVSS) - announce your scholarships, grants and job vacancies and reach out to the international sport science community and stimulate high profile applications, free of charge
  • The European Network in Sport Science (ENSS) - spread news of your society to ECSS members through the ECSS Members’ Forum
  • Promote your association, university or institution within our prospectus shelf at the ECSS booth at our annual congresses
  • 25 % discount on exhibition space at annual congress (minimum stand size 4,5 m2) to promote your association or institution. To book your reduced exhibition space please see exhibition webpage and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To become affiliated, please get in contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The ECSS enjoys strong and vital relationships with other sport scientific associations.

Exchanges

In the tradition of consecutive and fruitful exchanges with distinguished partners the ECSS fulfils its aim to promote a multi-national interdisciplinary sport science. Especially young up-coming scientists benefit from these scientific exchanges. In this the ECSS Young Investigators Award (YIA) plays a major role. Each year a selected group of YIA winners is sent out to present their awarded work at the ECSS exchange partner’s congresses.

Affiliations

With a number of affiliated associations and affiliated institutions the ECSS functions as the communication hub within the interdisciplinary field of sport science and its subdisciplines in particular. Not only does this crosslink increase mutual recognition, but supports the promotion of the societys' and istitutions activities in their individual and specific field of research.

In addition an affiliation with the ECSS comes with the following benefits:

  • The European Events in Sport Science (EESS) - announce the upcoming sport science or sport medicine related event(s) of your association or institution
  • The European Vacancies in Sport Science (EVSS) - announce your scholarships, grants and job vacancies and reach out to the international sport science community and stimulate high profile applications, free of charge
  • The European Network of Sport Science (ENSS) - spread news of your society to ECSS members through the ECSS Members’ Forum
  • Promote your association, university or institution within our prospectus shelf at the ECSS booth at our annual congresses
  • Reduction of the stand fee (20 %) and minimum stand size (4sqm) to promote your association or institution at ECSS Malmö 2015. Please check our Exhibitor & Sponsoring website section to find out about the exhibition space still available for you to be part of the 20th anniversary congress of the ECSS, taking place at the unique Scandinavian atmosphere in Malmö, Sweden. To book your reduced exhibition space please sent the filled in ECSS exhibition booking form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax +49-(0)221- 9626 2779.


Affiliated Associations

Affiliated Institutions

In the tradition of consecutive and fruitful exchanges with distinguished partners the ECSS fulfils its aim to promote a multi-national interdisciplinary sport science. Especially young up-coming scientists benefit from these scientific exchanges. In this the ECSS Young Investigators Award (YIA) plays a major role. Each year a selected group of YIA winners is sent out to present their awarded work at the ECSS exchange partner’s congresses.

 

The ECSS highly appreciates fruitful collaborations with Exchange Partners.

 

American College of Sports Medicine


Founded in 1954, the ACSM puts into practice its strategic efforts to advance the health of all. The ACSM has been an ECSS exchange partner since 1998.

 

The Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine

The JSPFSM has been an ECSS exchange partner since 1998.
Share your knowledge – Japan and Europe celebrate 15 years of scientific exchange.

 

Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

ESSA, formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), is a professional organization which is committed to sport establishing, promoting and defending the career paths of tertiary trained exercise and sport science practitioners. ESSA has been an ECSS exchange partner since 2011.

 

China Sport Science Society (CSSS)

China Sport Science Society (Hereafter referred to as “CSSS”), founded in 1980, is an academic society of sport science with longest history and largest scale in China. As a top sport science society with standard operation and big social influence, it integrates technicality, science popularity and commonweal in its value. CSSS has 18 branches of different sport disciplines and 2 Editorial Committees. It also has local branches in 27 provinces and 6 cities. CSSS now has over 4000 individual members and more than 180 unit members.

 

 

The ECSS is looking forward to fruitful collaborations with Affiliated Associations and provides them with several benefits. To become affiliated, please find further information here.

 

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM)

Founded in 1991, AMSSM is a multi-disciplinary organization of physicians whose members are dedicated to education, research, collaboration and fellowship within the field of Sports Medicine.

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Founded in 1972, AOSSM is a national organization of orthopaedic surgeons dedicated to sports medicine.

 

American Society of Biomechanics (ASB)

ASB was founded in 1977 to encourage and foster the exchange of information and ideas among biomachanists.

 

American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP)

Since its ASEP is committed to the professional development of exercise physiology, its advancement, and the credibility of exercise physiologists.

 

Asian Council of Exercise and Sport Science (ACESS)

Since its inaguration in 2001, ACESS's mission is to promote communication, interaction and cooperation among Asian exercise and sports science professionals and students and to encourage the exploration of issues specific to the Asian regions.

 

Asociación Española de Ciencias del Deporte (AECD)

AECD is a scientific society which brings together researchers in Sport Sciences who work within the science and technology system, contributing to the development of research and the generation of knowledge in the sport sciences.

 

Bangladesh Institute of Sport Sciences (BISS)

BISS aims to develop multi-discipline subjects of Sport Sciences and Sports Medicine in Bangladesh.

 

British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES)


BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK, following the mission to promote excellence in sport and exercise sciences.

 

British Chiropractic Sports Council (BCSC)


The BCSC was founded aiming to optimise athletic performance through the highest quality of chiropractic management, rehabilitation and prevention of sport related injuries.

 

British Philosophy of Sport Association (BPSA)


The BPSA is the UK organisation associated with the study of the nature and values of human movement, including the ethics and the unique values of games, play, and sport.

 

Brazilian College of Sport Science (CBCE)

Founded in 1978 the CBCE aims to promote and disseminate research in the sport science with a focus on Brazil.

 

Egyptian Society of Health, Fitness and Sport Science (ESHFSS)


The Egyptian Society of Health, Fitness and Sport Science (ESHFSS) was founded in Giza, Egypt, in 2005 to promote health, fitness and sport science in Egypt.

 

European Association for the Philosophy of Sport (EAPS)


Founded in 2008, the aim of EAPS is to promote and disseminate research and scholarship in the philosophy of sport.

 

European Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS)


The EASS was established with the aim of promoting closer co-operation and networking between experts dealing with social issues related to physical activity and sport in Europe.

 

European Association for Sport Management (EASM)


EASM was established in 1993 as an independent association of people involved or interested in the management of sport in the broadest sense.

 

European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)

EASO aims to promote research into obesity, facilitate contact between individuals and organisations, and promote action that tackles the epidemic of obesity.

 

European College of Sports and Exercise Physicians (ECOSEP)


ECOSEP is a medical speciality society whose members are physicians within the European community.

 

European Low Gravity Research Association (ELGRA)


ELGRA is devoted to the promotion of research under various gravity conditions in Europe. The organization provides a platform for all scientists interested in life and physical sciences and technology in space or on ground.

 

European Federation of Adapted Physical Activity


EUFAPA is a European organization concerned with promotion and dissemination of experiences, results and findings in the fields of adapted physical activity and sport science, and their practical application to the benefit of individuals across the life span. While EUFAPA supports physical activity opportunities for all individuals with special needs, the particular focus of EUFAPA programs and activities are individuals with impairment conditions, disabilities or handicaps which may limit the individuals' ability to pursue the physical activities of interest to them.

 

European Federation of Sport Psychology (FEPSAC)


FEPSAC has the ambition to be an active federation that supports the development of sport psychology in Europe.

 

European Group for Research into Elderly and Physical Activity (EGREPA)


EGREPA was in 1992 and focusses on the research area of physical activity for the elderly.

 

European Network of Sport Science, Education & Employment (ENSSEE)


Established in 1989, ENSSEE connects institutions and provides the ideal meeting place for debating and proposing ideas to promote education, training and employment in sport.

 

European Physical Education Association (EUPEA)

EUPEA promotes and defends the position of physical education by investigating PE among all European countries and organizing PE symposia.

 

European Region of the International Association for Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG)

Founded in 1983, IAGG promotes gerontological research in the biological, medical, behavioural, and social fields.

 

European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN)

As an umbrella organisation for all European and many global nutrition societies, ESPEN hosts and provides arenas for the scientific developement of clinical nutrition.

 

European Society for Muscle Research (ESMR)

Founded in 1971, ESMR is a society working in the field of muscle, cellular motility and related areas of science.

 

European Society of Lifestyle Medicine

Lifestyle-related diseases (Cardiovascular disease, type-2-diabetes, some forms of cancer, obesity) are preventable through effective interventions that tackle shared risk factors, namely: tobacco use, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and harmful use of alcohol. ESLM is dedicated to evidence-based preventive and lifestyle medicine. ESLM defines Lifestyle Medicine as: Research, prevention and treatment of lifestyle related diseases with evidence-based interventions that integrate nutrition, physical activity, stress management, health behavior changes and environmental aspects.

European Society of Movement analysis for Adults and Children (ESMAC)


The purpose of ESMAC is to stimulate and advance scientific knowledge, professional interaction and the exchange of ideas among Society members relating to movement analysis in adults and children in clinical and research settings.

 

European Society of Biomechanics (ESB)

Founded in 1976, the primary goal of the ESB is to encourage, foster, promote and develop research, progress and information concerning the science of Biomechanics.

 

Fédération Internationale d'Education Physique (FIEP)

Founded in 1923, the aim of FIEP is to promote the development of a broad range of activities in the fields of education, physical education and sports education.

 

Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS)

The purpose of FENS is to promote the development of neurosience within Europe, and to organise schools in neuroscience for graduate and postdoctoral students.

 

Institute of Martial Arts and Sciences (IMAS)


The IMAS is a professional institute for Martial Arts, combat sports and related fields Dedicated to education and research, it offers professional memberships and accredited training and qualifications from the basic entry up to post graduate level and publishes a quarterly journal.

 

International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP)


AIESEP is a non-governmental professional organization which provides for the communication and dissemination through international co-operation, of research and applied research related to the professional activity of sport and physical education specialists.

 

International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS)

IAPS is committed to stimulate, encourage, and promote research, scholarship, and teaching in the philosophy of sport and related practices.

 

International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)

The IAAF mission, together with its national governing bodies, perpetuate the development and promotion of athletics world-wide.

 

International Association of Computer Science in Sport (IACSS)

IACSS has been founded to improve the international cooperation in the field of Computer Science in Sport.

 

International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW)

The International Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and Women (IAPESGW) was founded in 1949 to “provide the opportunity for women physical educators to come together and share their ideas, methods, programs, problems, and solutions with each other.” As an Association, IAPESGW and the members have led the way in bringing together women through physical education and sport worldwide.

 

International Association of Sport Kinetics (IAKS)

Founded in 1990, IASK aims to promote and further develop various branches of scientific research focussing on how to get to know human motor behaviour and physical fitness better.

 

International Committee of Sport for the Deaf (ICSD)

ICSD aims to cherish and value the spirit of Deaflympics by embracing the motto of 'Equaliy through sports' and adhering to the ideals of Olympics.

 

 

International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE)


ICCE is a not-for-profit, international organization with the mission of promoting coaching as an internationally accepted profession.

 

International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research (ICPAFR)


In 1964, ICPAFR was founded in Tokyo Japan. CCE is a not-for-profit, international organization with the mission of promoting coaching as an internationally accepted profession. ICPAFR aims to make an effort to promote that quality of life is most conducive to the realization of one's highest creative potential through the promotion of physical activity and fitness.

 

International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE)


Founded in 1958, ICSSPE is committed to enhancing awareness of the human values inherent in physical and sporting activity; to improving health and physical well-being; and internationally developing physical activity, physical education and sport to a high level.

 

International Martial Arts and Combat Sport Scientific Society (IMACSSS)


The IMACSSS is an exceptional scientific society established in order to study and conduct research on martial arts, combat sports and related systems. It brings together practitioners, experts and academics from around the world. The goal is to develop knowledge and integrate the research community of the martial arts.

 

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission


The IOC Medical Commission actively fights against doping and supports the protection of the athletes’ health.

 

International Paralympic Committee (IPC)


Founded in 1989 IPC is committed to enabling Paralympic athletes to achieve sporting excellence and to developing sport opportunities for all persons with a disability from the beginner to elite level.

 

International Science Culture and Sport Association (ISCSA)

International Science Culture and Sport Association (ISCSA) was founded in Ankara, Turkey, in December 2010. The basic of the association was to create an international platform which would combine cultural and sportive practices through scientific principals. Moreover, ISCSA is trying to establish a strong scientific attitude in the fields of culture and sports.

 

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

ISAKOS is an international society of surgeons established to advance the worldwide exchange and dissemination of education, research and patient care in arthroscopy, knee surgery and orthopaedic sports medicine.

 

International Society of Swimming Coaching (ISOSC)

The primary aim of the ISOSC is to reduce the gap between exercise science and swimming coaching.

 

International School Sport Federation (ISF)

ISF seeks to close collaboration with the school authorities of member countries, with the international sporting federations concerned, and with international organisations having similar aims.

 

International Society for Comparative Physical Education and Sport (ISCPES)

ISCPES aims to support, encourage and provide assistance to those seeking to initiate and strengthen research and teaching programs in comparative physical education and sport throughout the world.

 

International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport (ISHPES)


ISHPES, founded in 1989 by the merging of ICOSH and HISPA, is the umbrella organisation for sports historians all over the world.

 

International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA)

ISBNPA promotes and advocates innovative research and policy in the area of behavioral nutrition and physical activity toward the betterment of human health worldwide.

 

International Society of Biomechanics (ISB)

The primary purpose of the ISB is to promote and stimulate the development of biomechanics at the international level.

 

International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH)

ISOH aims to promote the study of the olympic movement and the Olympic Games through research.

 

International Society of Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH)


ISPAH is an international professional society of individual members who are interested in advancing the science and practice of physical activity and health.

 

International Sociology of Sport Association (ISSA)


Founded in 1965, ISSA, as the international 'umbrella' organisation of the Sociology of Sport, consults with national and regional groups.

 

International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP)


ISSP is an organization devoted to promoting research, practice, and development in the discipline of sport psychology throughout the world.

 

International Society for the Social Science of Sport (ISSSS)

ISSSS aims to promote and foster the social sciences of sport on an international level.

 

International Sport Engineering Association (ISEA)


ISEA serves the global community of sports engineers by promoting the technical aspects of sports engineering and by providing a collaborative environment for the collecting and dissemination of knowledge in the field of sports engineering and technology.

 

International Working Group on Women and Sport (IWG)



IWG is an independent coordinating body with mission to be a catalyst for the advancement and empowerment of women and sport globally. The vision of the IWG is a sustainable sporting culture that enables and values the full involvement of women in every aspect of sport. The 6th IWG World Conference on Women and Sport "Lead the Change, Be the Change" will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 12-15 June 2014.

 

Isokinetic Medical Group



The Isokinetic Medical Group, founded in 1987, is now a global benchmark in the fields of sports injury treatment, orthopaedic rehabilitation and research, with seven Centres in six major Italian cities and one in London. Isokinetic have been recognised as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence, established centres that have demonstrated their leadership in football medicine.

 

Japanese Association of University Physical Education and Sports

The Association was founded in 1952 to establish a program of research into physical education in university education and a structure for communication and cooperation between universities. The aim of the Association is to contribute to the development of university education by conducting investigation and research relating to physical education, supporting faculty development, and evaluating and commending activity in the field of physical education among our members.

 

Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences (JSPEHSS)

The Japan Society of Physical Education, Health, and Sport Science (JSPEHSS; formally the Japanese Society of Physical Education) was founded on February 11th, 1950. JSPEHSS has the following purposes: to promote scientific interest and research in physical, health education and sports; to facilitate interdisciplinary communication; to advance physical education and sport as a science; to apply the body of knowledge from the research to the practical field; and further to go a long way toward developing academic science for Japanese people.

 

Montenegrin Sports Academy (MSA)

MSA is a sport scientific society founded in 2003 in Podgorica, dedicated to the collection, generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge in the multidisciplinary area of sports sciences. It offers individual membership to sport and related scientists, while its objective is to create a scientific Montenegrin, European and worldwide network for scientific exchange and interaction.

 

Nutrition Society (NS)

NS was established in 1941 to advance the scientific study of nutrition and its application to the maintenance of human and animal health.

 

Pan-Asia Society of Sport & Physical Education (PASSPE)

PASSPE provides a global research network in the fields of sport and physical education.

 

Pearl Project

PEARL, part of a series of paediatrician-led initiatives, has been designed and developed by the EiP Institute in response to the need for greater active healthy living, with a clear focus on prevention. The aim is to enable healthcare providers to better address and manage lifestyle related health questions and conditions that they now meet in their everyday clinical practice connected to obesity, diet and exercise. The initiative aims to help 5,000 healthcare providers per year to access free e-learning resources that will in turn help hundreds of thousands of parents raise healthy and happy generations of children.

 

Philippine Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (PHASES)

PHASES carries out strategic plans for the advancement of sport and exercise sciences in the Philippines.

 

Physical Activity Network of the Americans (RAFA/PANA)

The RAFA/PANA was created in 2000 with the objective of building a network of national networks, aiming to improve, recover, maintain or promote good health and quality of life among the Americans, through regular physical activity.

 

The Physiological Society

The Physiological Society brings together over 3000 scientists from over 60 countries and promotes physiology with the public and parliament. Since its foundation in 1876, it has supported physiologists by organising world-class meetings and offering grants for research, collaboration and travel. The Society publishes the latest physiological developments in its three scientific journals.

 

Scienze Motorie


Scienze Motorie is the department of ATS, a company specialized in Presentation of Educational Events for Sport Science. Collects more than 50,000 users and is responsible for the development of the professional profile of the Specialists in Sport Science through publications, videos and conferences.

 

Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ)


Originally established in 1990 SESNZ is a not-for-profit incorporated society acting as the professional body for New Zealand's sport and exercise scientists, practitioners and students.

 

Sports Medicine Australia (SMA)


SMA is a national multidisciplinary organisation committed to enhancing the health of all Australian’s through safe participation in sport, recreation and physical activity.

 

Wales Virtual Institute of Sport Health and Exercise Science (WISHES)

Established in 2004, WISHES seeks to provide a framework for multidisciplinary research, fostering new collaborative links between individuals and institutions in the fields of sport, health and exercise sciences.

 

Women Sport International (WSI)

WSI aims to ensure that sport and physical activity receive the attention and priority they deserve in the lives of girls and women.

 

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)


Established in 1999 WADA's key activities include scientific research, education and the development of anti-doping capacities.

 

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