A Phenomenological Analysis on Evaluation of Sports Management Department Curriculum by Sports Sciences Faculty Members

Ebru Araç Ilgar, Bekir Barış Cihan


The aim of this study is evaluating the curriculum of sports management department, which is offered by sports
sciences faculties and schools of physical education and sports, by faculty members. With this study, which is
constructed on qualitative research methods and a phenomenological pattern, instead of statistical generalizations,
analytical generalizations were performed, a hypothesis was formed and hypothetical theorems were proposed.
“Convenience Sampling”, which is a form of purposive sampling, was chosen as the method of sampling.
Semi-structured interview forms were used during data collection. Interview data were put down on paper and
organized, and themes were created by determining meaningful data. In accordance with the themes, categories were
formed and findings were extracted. In the light of obtained data, faculty members point out that the existing
curriculum helps students’ professional development with theoretical classes such as sports law, sports economy,
administration, economics and sports management. In contrast, they also mentioned negative aspects of the
curriculum such as scarcity of applied classes, inadequate sports facilities, lack of sectoral collaboration and
inefficiency of sports management applications. It is envisioned that findings of this study will improve the
preparation and organization processes of sports management curriculums of sports sciences faculties and schools of
physical education and sports.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jct.v7n2p139


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