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

Purpose / Mission

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purpose / mission

fact statements

organizational chart




regional org.


ioc / unesco


congress themes

44th world congress

Biennial Awards


Last Modified:   07/30/00

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to fostering the essence of education in HPERSD fields through international understanding and goodwill, safeguarding peace, freedom, and respect for human dignity.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to promoting quality HPERSD programs, professional standards, scholarly pursuits and research, and exchanges of knowledge among its constituent members, as well as other concerned  professionals and institutions. 

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to searching for knowledge through promoting research and development in areas relating to HPERSD:

  • teaching, coaching, and learning process

  • curriculum standards and program development

  • administration and organization of programs in educational and community-based institutions

  • the relationship to physical activity on physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development 

  • standards for professional practice, guidelines, and ethics

  • other areas of interest as determined by the Research Committee or constituent members

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to disseminating world-wide information and knowledge achieved through: 

  • publishing the Journal of ICHPER·SD, regional journals, and newsletters  

  • initiating sponsorships, and collaborating in international congresses, colloquia, symposia, workshops, and seminars

  • providing international exchange of students, teachers, administrators, and scholars 

  • cooperating with other national and international organizations concerned with HPERSD and the Olympic Movement

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to advocating and promoting the importance of HPERSD programs in schools and learning systems, while promoting daily quality physical activity for people throughout the world. 

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to enforcing sustainable implementation of the contents of, but not limited to, the ICHPER·SD resolutions adopted at World Congresses, all ICHPER·SD international standards and other position papers, UNESCO Charter of Physical Education and Sport, and Declaration and Recommendations of MINEPS III, as well as the Olympic Movement, Ideal and Truce.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD recognizes distinguished scholars, researchers, contributors and administrators in the field of HPERSD and the Olympic Movement throughout the world, to encourage highest standards and excellence in the professions/disciplines of HPERSD.

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to organizing its Anniversary World Congress while encouraging its regional organizations to organize their respective regional congresses in alternate years of World Congresses, and each national organization’s annual convention. 

arrowredR.gif (110 bytes)  ICHPER·SD is committed to collaborate with other organizations with similar aims, such as UNESCO, International Olympic Committee, Association of the National Olympic Committees and their members, various international sports federations and academic organizations, and World Health Organization (WHO).