IAPS Membership

Why join IAPS?

By joining IAPS, you become a member of a vibrant international community of scholars and teachers in the philosophy of sport.  Furthermore, you strengthen the Association, its purpose, and the discipline.  Membership in IAPS includes print and electronic issues of the Journal of the Philosophy of Sport as well as electronic access to back issues.  You also have access to the Association’s newsletters.  In addition, you enjoy the benefits of other scholarly organizations such as the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE), the International Federation of Philosophical Societies (FISP), and the American Philosophical Association (APA) to which IAPS is affiliated.

How to become a member of IAPS:

IAPS currently holds an agreement with Human Kinetics for the membership management of the association. An IAPS membership period is from January to January (a calendar year).

To Register Online:

Membership fees can be paid using an online secure server.

Online registration directions:

Human Kinetics is IAPS’ online membership management provider. We encourage you to renew your membership at the beginning of the calendar year or join IAPS for the first time at your earliest convenience. You can register online here (HK recommends using Internet Explorer or Firefox to be sure of secure connections). Click on “register now” under the “Not Yet Registered” heading on the right hand side of the page. Follow the prompts and enter the information specified. When you receive your credit card statement, the charge will say that it is from Human Kinetics and not IAPS, so don’t alarmed.

Please contact Routledge: for information on institutional library subscriptions.

If you need assistance with your renewal, please email with your questions or issues.  HK has staff ready and waiting to help if we have any problems.

To register by paper form (phone, fax, mail):

Membership fees can also be paid by phone, fax, or mail using check or credit card.  Please complete the 2016 IAPS Membership Form (MSword format) and follow the directions.

If you have any technical problems with registration please contact

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Secretary-Treasurer:

Peter M. Hopsicker, Ph.D.
Head, Division of Education, Human Development, and Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Kinesiology
106 Elm Building
Penn State Altoona
Altoona, Pennsylvania 16601

HK has a new division which serves small associations in the field of kinesiology and related fields.  They offer services in membership management, conference management, and website hosting.  The board made the decision to use an outside service so that IAPS members can use an online tool and credit cards to process their annual membership fees.  This system will also track member data, allow the board to run reports related to membership, and send automatic renewal notifications—having these tasks done by HK will free up the board to do other more meaningful association-related tasks.  Rest assured that your credit card information is totally secure and that no personal information will be sold to third parties.