Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Sport Sciences, Arak University, Arak, Iran

2 Department of Sport Management, Faculty of Physical education and Sport Sciences, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran



Introduction: The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of sports science graduates working in sports clubs from the view-point of individual experience, environment, and learning in educational background.  
Methods: Depending on the nature of the research, descriptive phenomenological method was used. Participants in this study were graduates of sport sciences who had been engaged in sporting activities. In this regard, the use of snowball sampling and deep interviewing were used. Sampling continued to reach the theoretical saturation.
Results: Accordingly, 8 main themes were extracted: the need for patience, the effort to acquire knowledge and skills, the need for self-confidence, the psychological pressures, the rigidity of the business environment and the workload (obtaining a variety of licenses), the vacuum offered by the curriculum, the quality of engagement of faculty with students in educational processes, innovation in the business process, and the management processes of the faculties of the science of sport.
Conclusion: As a result of studying the attitudes and perceptions of graduates of sport sciences on the experiences gained, sport science and business environment showed that the attitudes of graduates to business management was having individual skills and attempts to acquire knowledge and innovation commensurate with the up-to-date changes in sport