Finnish Society of Sport Sciences – Communication of Sport Sciences
The Finnish Society of Sport Sciences (Liikuntatieteellinen Seura, LTS) was founded in 1933. We are a multidisciplinary association that works in the field of physical culture and sports. Our membership currently consists of over 1,000 members and about 50 community members.
We provide information on sports and promotes activities that call for scientific expertise in the areas of sport and health. The Society also serves as a channel of discussion and influence for all persons and communities interested in sport and health research and the background phenomena of physical activity and sports.
The objective of the Society is to promote physical activity, health and well-being among people living in Finland by means of Science Communication. The Society aims to transmit expert information pertaining to sport and health sciences to professionals and decision-makers as well as to ordinary citizens in order to assist them in making choices that promote their physical activity, health and well-being.
We co-operate with scientific communities, the Ministry of Education and Culture, sport and health associations and other organisations that operate in the fields of physical culture and health. The members of the Finnish Society for Sport Sciences enjoy various member benefits including discounts on the publications and training seminars of the Society.
Our activities are summed up in three sets: organizing scientific seminars, conducting research-based evaluations and projects, and multi-channel science communication. The top products of our publishing activities are the Liikunta & Tiede magazine and the sports science books that we publish, as well as reports on research and projects. We operate mainly in Finnish.
President of Finnish Society of Sport Sciences is Mikael Fogelholm, Professor of Nutrition Science, Department of Food and Nutrition at the University of Helsinki. Our Vice President is Annukka Alapappila, physical education specialist at Suomen Sydänliitto.
Join as a member
Our membership is open to anyone interested in sports science! Community membership can be applied for by legal entities promoting sports science. Expert community membership is available to members of our Fitness Test Network.
We have about 50 community members who are important partners. Discover our community members and join us in our activities!