Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of sport management, faculty of sports science, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran

2 Department of sport management, faculty of sport science, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran


The purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness requirements of virtual education in the field of sport sciences. The research was a qualitative and exploratory study conducted by applying a thematic analysis method. The participants included faculty members with experience in teaching theoretical and practical units in the field of physical education and sport sciences. According to the nature of the research, 15 experts were interviewed as a research sample through purposive sampling to reach the theoretical saturation. The tool used in the study was a semi-structured interview. The intra-subject agreement method was applied to ensure the reliability of the interview findings, and the validity was confirmed by consulting experts and reviewing the outputs based on their opinions. The thematic analysis of the data by Braun and Clarke’s (2006) method led to the extraction of 107 codes, nine sub-themes and four main themes. The findings indicated that "Upgrading and Updating", "Flexibility", "Content Quality", as well as "Interaction and Communication" were the explored efficiency requirements of virtual education in the field of sport sciences. The findings of the current study can be considered by professors, students, and administrators of virtual education in the field of physical education and sport sciences, as a basis for promoting the efficiency and effectiveness of virtual education.


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