The Department of Physical Education was established on December 9, 1933. At that time it was under the authority of the Ministry of Public Instruction. It was responsible for managing the entire country ’ s physical education program. The government during this period had
On August 27th 2010 by a Royal Decree, the name was changed from the Office of Sports and Recreation Development back to the Department of Physical Education. This name over time had gained the trust and confidence from local and foreign people.
Now the Department has modernized to reflect an emphasis on effective policies that will enable the department to promote and develop the various aspects of physical education, health, sports, recreation, sport science and personnel development of involved fields.