Along with the foundation of Alzahra University in 1964, Physical Education program was offered to students. Further development in the construction of Physical Education building, sports gym, and a swimming pool in 1965-9 provided convenient learning environment for students of different fields of study. The faculty of Physical Education officially and independently commenced offering its programs in two fields of Physical Education and Physical Education Teacher Training in 1994. It was in 1996 that Alzahra University Physical Education Faculty started admitting students to the field of Disabled Sports that was the only unit offering this field up until 2005.
In 2003, the first Master's degree program in Exercise Physiology was established with three fields of Exercise Physiology (Applied and Pure branches), Motor Behavior (Motor Learning and Control branches), and Sport Management (Organizational Management and Facility Management). The faculty hosts around 400 undergraduate and graduate students.
Faculty of Physical Education prepares the ground for women championship at national and international levels with its unisex education system that implements sports education with international rules and regulations while observing Islamic principles. The faculty cooperates with the Bureau of Physical Education in the Ministry of Science, Research, and Technology and also the Physical Education Administration of University to pave the way for students' participation in national and international competitions.
Two multipurpose Sports Hall
Laboratory of Sports Physiology
Laboratory of Motor Behavior
Journal of Research in Motor Behavior