عنوان مقاله [English]
Objective: The purpose of this research was to analyze the development of Iranian collegiate athletics in the macro development programs.
Methodology: The method of research is descriptive and documentary research. All the documents and reports relevant to the events, actions and activities of the physical education general office of ministry of science, research and technology were considered as research population. Components and indexes were examined descriptively and compared qualitatively with the development goals and programs of collegiate athletics. Moreover, the changing process of collegiate athletics in the macro development programs was examined and analyzed according to Iran's 1404 vision plan.
Results: The results showed that the structural changes and progress of development programs of collegiate athletics have been observed only during the fourth development program although since the beginning of the 2nd and 3rd development programs, it had been asserted to do the programs. The quantitative progress of type and level of events and programs in the development programs were evaluated fairly favorable but they had low stability and quality as well as many unpredictable changes. However, the coverage of students in athletic sport and sport for all, programs per capita, facilities and budget were close to defined goals. The prominent influential dimensions on collegiate athletics development included founding national federation of collegiate athletics and secretariat of sport regions, changed approach from athletic sport to sport for all, and holding nation-wide Olympiads. In sum, the indexes of collegiate athletics development are not in favorable accordance with Iran's 1404 vision plan and five year development program.
Conclusion: In general, it is offered to revise and redesign the programs, structures and organizations of collegiate athletics based on criteria and realities of university population in the scopes of education, recreation, sport for all, and athletic sport