The purpose of this study was to elucidate potential future issues and prospects through a quantitative and qualitative analysis of oral presentation abstracts presented at academic societies specializing in physical education since the establishment of the Japan Society of Physical Education, Health and Sport Science （JSPEHSS）. The study analyzed 2,508 abstract titles and keywords published in the field of sociology of physical education since the first annual meeting of JSPEHSS. The qualitative analysis of this data was conducted using KH Coder text mining software and clarified the following. According to a quantitative analysis of the 70 meetings of JSPEHSS to date, 2,508 publications were identified in the field of sociology of physical education, with approximately half of that number being published between the 1970s and the 1990s, and the number of publications showing a decline since its peak in the 1980s. In addition, 63% of the publications were based on research using social survey methods, with that percentage showing a decrease since 2010. For the qualitative analysis, this study focused on research surrounding sports, society, and physical education. Results of the content analysis characterized the content as （1） “community”, （2） “sports group”, （3） “sports promotion”, （4） “individual sports behavior”, （5） “lifelong sports”, and （6） “sports policy”, and implemented based on each item’s historical background. From this study, there are four issues to be addressed in the future: （1） Establishment of uniqueness in sociology of physical education research, （2） Further advancement of specialized research methodologies, （3） Globalization of research, （4） Policy contribution toward applied sociology of physical education.