In collaboration with Payame Noor University and Scientific Association of Sports Management of Iran

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Student of Alborz University Campus, University of Tehran

2 Sports Management, Faculty of Physical Education and Sport Sciences, University of Tehran

3 University of Tehran, Faculty of Physical education and sport sciences

4 , University of Tehran


The purpose of this study was to design an acceleration model of physical education schools towards fourth generation universities based on Strauss and Corbin model. The research method was qualitative and derived from data (study of articles and documents and purposeful snowball interview) and the use of Delphi method. The statistical population in this study was sports management professors with outstanding executive, scientific and research background. Data collection continued until the theoretical saturation of the data with semi-structured interviews. In order to analyze the data, a systematic method based on the Strauss and Corbin model including three-step open, axial, selective and Delphi coding was used. Coding results in the model, 5 dimensions and 12 variables, causal conditions with two variables (scientific-social responsibility and environmental dynamics and organizational mission), intervention conditions into four variables (reproductive growth centers, information systems, industry relations and Customers and competitors), contextual conditions with two variables (role of government and structure and context), strategies with two variables (top management and leadership, human resources) and consequences with two variables (role of fourth generation physical education faculty and quality Educational and research) identified. According to the research results, the need to use a native model of the fourth generation physical education faculty, to a large extent, the gaps in the commercialization of scientific research of physical education faculties, as the most important feature of the fourth generation university, seems necessary