International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation Sport and Dance


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Membership Types, Fees and Benefits      

Graduated Membership & Congress Registration Fee Systems, Membership Sponsorship Programs

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Membership Types, Fees and Benefits

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP  is for persons who are professionally engaged in HPERSD professions. There are three (3) fee structures for individual annual membership based on the economic status of the nation in which the member resides–Group A–US $40.00/Group B–$30.00/Group C–$20.00. Benefits–Receipt of

  • the quarterly Journal of ICHPER·SD four times per year

  • Identification membership card 

  • membership certificate

  • certificate of appointment to the ICHPER·SD Commission selected according to member’s own specialization or interest

  • reduced world or regional congress fees (25% or 50%) for members in developing countries

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  LIFE MEMBERSHIP is for persons who wish to champion the mission of ICHPER·SD through a lifelong commitment.  Cost is a payment of US$1,500.00 through a three-year differed payment schedule.  Benefits–All above benefits of individual membership plus a plaque of life membership.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERSHIP consists of college or university departments, research centers, agencies and other institutional groups promoting HPERSD and the Olympic Movement. An annual membership fee is US $100.00.  Benefits:

  • receipt of membership certificate and the quarterly Journal of ICHPER·SD 

  • privilege to bid to host the IICHPER·SD World Congress, and Regional congresses

  • other additional privileges as stipulated in the Bylaws

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP consists of national organizations in the fields of HPERSD, including, national sport authorities, sport ministries, and national Olympic academies. There are three (3) categories of membership and fees: (a) N1– national alliance for professional organizations with 5,001 members or more, US $2,500.00;  (b) N2– national professional organizations with between 1,001 and 5,000 members, US $500.00; and N3– national professional organizations with less than 1,000 members, US $200.00.  Benefits:

  • receipt of membership certificate and the quarterly Journal of ICHPER·SD 

  • opportunity to represent the country to the ICHPER·SD Board of Governors, the supreme authority in the governance of ICHPER·SD

  • many other privileges as stipulated in the Bylaws and Operating Codes

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERSHIP  is designed for any association organized on a multinational basis in the fields of HPERSD and related areas of specialization. The annual fee is US $200.00. Benefits:

  • privilege to send two non-voting delegates to the ICHPER·SD Board of Governors

  • to have a promotional booth at the ICHPER·SD World Congress or Regional Congress, under conditions set by ICHPER·SD and the World Congress Organizing Committee

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP is designed for libraries to advocate and encourage importance of education in HPERSD by subscribing to the Journal of ICHPER·SD.  Annual subscription fee is U.S. $35.00.

Graduated Membership & Congress Registration Fee Systems, Membership Sponsorship Programs

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  We, having arrived squarely in the information age of a unified world system, are confronted with the serious state of enormous disparity between rich and poor, the "haves" and the "have-nots" of the nations of the world.  ICHPER·SD, as an education and scientifically based professional organization is concerned about the growing disparity that affects opportunities for all people to reap the rewards of rapidly advancing science and education. We have recently undertaken a fair and equitable policy that will energize our sharing and educational movement by inviting and encouraging and sponsorship of HPERSD professionals in developing countries so as to provide opportunities for these individuals to take part in our program and mission.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  There are three (3) individual annual membership and congress registration fee systems based on the economic status of the nation: Group A–US $40.00 for annual membership / 100% of congress registration fee; Group B–US $30.00 / 75%; and Group C–US $20.00 / 50%.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Sponsorship of Annual Membership: Any member or person may sponsor a professional member from a Group C country for $20.00.  

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Sponsorship of ICHPER·SD World or Regional Congress Registration Fee: A sponsor pays 50% of the congress registration fee which generally ranges from $50.00 to $125.00 for a professional member from Group C.  

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Sponsorship of Books and Other Materials: A sponsor may bring a recent publication in our fields to a  ICHPER·SD congress and present it to a member from a Group C country.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Sponsor of National HPERSD Organization or Creative Sponsorship: A sponsor may create a sponsorship consistent with the spirit of this project.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Group A Countries (48): American Samoa, Andorra, Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Guam, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea (South), Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands Antilles, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Qatar, San Marino, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, U.S. Virgin Islands.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Group B Countries (34): Antigua & Barbuda, Bermuda, Brazil, British Virgin Island, Cayman Islands, China, Cook Islands, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Fiji, Gabon, Hungary, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritus, Mexico, Nauru, Oman, Palau, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, South Africa, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  Group C Countries (125): Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central Africa Republic, Chad,  Comoros, Congo (Democratic Republic of), Congo (Republic of the), Cuba, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea (North), Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar (Union of Burma), Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Zambia, Zimbabwe.