Document Type : Research Paper


1 Assistant professor, Department of Sport Management, Arak University, Arak, Iran‎

2 Associate professor, Department of Sport Management, Arak University, Arak, Iran


Purpose: Today, sport is considered as an industry and sports as a science discipline recognized in the ‎world, requires effective cooperation with industry. The development of sports is ‎accompanied by the development of science, which doubles the need for appropriateness and ‎attention to the field of science to develop entrepreneurship in the university and the ‎relationship with industry. In this regard, the purpose of this study was to design an ‎entrepreneurial curriculum model with an emphasis on the relationship between industry and ‎academia in the sports science‎.‎ Method: The research approach was qualitative and used a grounded theory methodology and in-depth ‎interviews were used for this purpose. Participants included students and professors of sports ‎sciences at public universities, who were considered as 23 according to the purposeful ‎sampling‎‎.‎ Results: The results showed that the university structure, communication with industrial institutions ‎and centers, training of university manpower are effective in developing the entrepreneurial ‎curriculum model and the development of learning in the real world. As a result, to strengthen ‎the curriculum, the need to pay attention to cooperation between institutions and gain ‎experience through internships and contracts between universities and the participation of ‎other disciplines as well as industrial centers can strengthen knowledge, skills, and attitudes‎.‎ Conclusions: It seems that the increasing practicality of educational programs and their close relationship ‎with the sports industry and related organizations can affect sports entrepreneurship in ‎society‎.‎