In this study, it is aimed to examine the views of physical education and sports teacher candidates on the effect of the pandemic process on the level of professional competence. For this purpose, qualitative research methods were used in the study. The study is in the phenomenology pattern, which is a type of qualitative research management. The universe of the research consists of physical education and sports department students, and the sample group is within the scope of 10 students studying at Amasya University Physical Education and Sports Department. The sample group in the study was determined by the criterion sampling method. The conduct of this study was approved by the Social Sciences Ethics Committee of Amasya University with the ethics committee decision dated 05.07.2022 and numbered 108.01-78853. In the research, a semi-structured interview form consisting of 7 questions was prepared by Sabah and Derelioğlu (2022) in order to examine the motivational sources of successful athletes. In order not to cause data loss, the interviews were audio recorded. The audio recordings obtained were transcribed. The data transferred to the article were analyzed with the descriptive analysis method in the Nvivo program. As a result of the analysis of the data, the code list was assigned to the appropriate themes. In the study, it is determined that the students of the physical education and sports teaching department could not get efficiency from both practical and theoretical courses, they had internet problems in the process, and they described this period as a loss. On the other hand, it is determined that exam evaluations do not really measure knowledge and that the grade point average of working or non-working students increases, in short, it is not a fair exam. Finally, in this process, it is determined that there are suggestions of the participants such as completing the missing materials within the scope of the course, making up especially the practical courses at the end of this process, requiring the camera to be on in order to prevent cheating in the exam, and delaying the graduation of the students who feel lacking in knowledge. In this context, it is thought that the results of the research will provide solutions that will contribute to the healthier conduct of online education.
Physical education and sports, professional competence, teacher candidates, pandemic process