The Global Sport Institute

The Global Sport Institute is where diverse disciplines come together to thoughtfully examine critical issues impacting sport. We are unique among sports research institutes around the globe, as our efforts are supported and integrated across the entire university — from engineering to sociology, to the athletic department and beyond — rather than within a single discipline.

We bridge the gap between academic research and real-life implications by distilling our findings into meaningful information that is easily understood, and we actively share that knowledge with the audiences who need it most.

The Institute is supported by a combination of institutional ASU funding and a significant philanthropic gift from adidas.

Global Sport Institute at ASU

Featured event

Sport For Every Body: Celebrating Family Health & Fitness Day

The Global Sport Institute and Ability360 are celebrating National Family Health and Fitness Day at the world-class facilities of Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center! Learn and try out adaptive sports activities from experts, hear from diverse and inspiring athletes, and learn about community resources in an active, family-friendly, fun, and welcoming atmosphere.

Our latest news

September 5, 2019

The Global Sport Institute launched the theme year of “Sport and the Body” to thoroughly examine timely issues impacting sport.

August 28, 2019

Learn more about Luke Brenneman, PhD. He will be doing research on Sport and The Body for the Global Sport Institute.
Sport and the Body

August 27, 2019

Topics include the diversity of athletic bodies, adaptive sport, gender identity and representation within sport, body image, athlete mental health, genetic testing, and more.