Welcome to The Academy of Leisure Sciences

The central purpose of the Academy is the intellectual advancement of leisure sciences.

This purpose is carried out in three ways:

  • First, the organization invites all interested individuals to become members of the Academy by joining a network that promotes the intellectual advancement of leisure sciences.
    In addition, the Academy continues to induct outstanding scholars, referred to as Fellows, to promote the scholarship of leisure sciences.
  • Second, through meetings, scholarship, and other activities, the Academy establishes forums for exchanging knowledge and ideas to advance the intellectual understanding of leisure.
  • Third, by the activities of committees, individual members, and Fellows, the Academy encourages and promotes the scholarly study of leisure among those who have demonstrated interest, potential, and competence.

Message to membership from TALS President Rasul A. Mowatt. (pdf)

Call for Editor 2021 Therapeutic Recreation Journal