Introduction: The purpose of this study was to diagnose the pathology of the training process of physical education faculty members in the Islamic Azad universities.
Methods: The present study in terms of purpose was applied, In terms of data collection method it was a descriptive-survey. In the first (qualitative) part for conducting field interviews, the statistical population of the research consisted of experts and professors of educational management and specialists in the field of training faculty members of these universities (18 interviews with 18 people); and continued to the point of theoretical saturation. In the second (quantitative) part, an eight-item questionnaire, comparing the current and optimal situation, was distributed among the statistical sample.
Results: The results showed that each of the indicators of educational needs assessment, targeting the training of the faculty members, determining the content of the training of the faculty members, methods and techniques of the training faculty members, the instructor of the training courses of the faculty members, the training environment of the faculty members, the implementation of the training courses of the faculty members and the supervision of the training process of the faculty members are of the components of the process of training process the physical education faculty members in Islamic Azad Universities.
Conclusion: In each of the components of the education process, the gap between the current and the optimum situation was determined. Teaching methods and techniques had the largest gap (53%), supervision of higher education had the lowest gap (34%), and the average gap of the education process set was 39%.