Document Type : Research Paper


1 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University

2 Master student of Sports Management

3 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani

4 PhD of Sports Management, Teacher, Department of Education of East Azarbaijan, Tabriz, Iran.


The purpose of this study was to analyze the lived experiences of sport sciences professors of the challenges and achievements of e-learning during the Covid 19 Pandemic. The present study was conducted with a qualitative approach and a descriptive phenomenological design. Participants in the study were professors of sports science at َ Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University who were selected by purposive sampling. The process of participating in the research continued until the data were saturated, that is, until new experiences and codes were obtained. In order to collect data, in-depth semi-structured interview was used and to analyze the content of qualitative data, Colaizzi's method was used. Based on the analysis of participants' experiences, 5 main categories (inefficiency of teaching practical courses, lack of required contexts for e-learning, the need to pay attention to teaching considerations, quality of evaluation and e-learning outcomes) and 26 sub-categories were identified. According to the findings, it was found that e-learning of practical courses is not sufficiently desirable, so it is recommended to use alternative and complementary methods in accordance with the educational goals of learners in these courses in accordance with health protocols.