Stay connected to sport science through ECSS membership

ECSS members are the heart and soul of the College. Our missions are largely based around supporting you in your career, as well as driving the field of sport science. We aim to:

  1. Disseminate high quality, innovative science
  2. Empower the development of young scientists
  3. Build and retain an engaged ECSS community
  4. Develop strong partnerships within the private and public sectors

Be part of our community


Membership options

Membership benefits

ECSS also supports your career development through its freely available Job Vacancies and Events Calendar, the ECSS congress abstract database, and public video channel, which hosts a wide variety of scientific presentations from each annual congress.

How do I become an ECSS member or renew my existing membership? 

To become a new member, please follow the steps to create a new member account here. Once you have set up your account, visit the secure membership page to select the membership category that applies to you.

From 2023, your ECSS membership will automatically renew for one year at a time. This means you will no longer need to log into your ECSS account to renew your membership. Renewals are processed in January every year. If you would like to opt out of your ECSS membership for the following year, you will need to cancel your ECSS membership within your ECSS account by 29 September of the present year. After opting out, your annual ECSS membership will continue until 31 December and will be cancelled thereafter. For more detailed information on this, please visit our updated bye-laws.

Membership requirements

To become an ECSS member, you must be 18 years of age or above. ECSS members usually hold a university-level degree in the field of sport and exercise science or its sub-disciplines.

Student members are entitled to all membership benefits and usually are undergraduate or postgraduate students in the field of sport and exercise science and its sub-disciplines.

Are you a student? If so, please enter your ECSS account, go to the section 'myMembership & Benefits' and click on the button 'myStudent Status' to upload your university student enrolment certificate in English language, including an expiration date for 2024 (or beyond). Please be aware that we do not accept other certificates anymore. 

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Join an international community of scientists with similar interests and goals and get access to a wide range of useful benefits and services to boost your career in sport science.
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Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
50933 Cologne, Germany

Phone: +49 221 9626 2771


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